LeMarchant-St. Thomas Elementary

School Advisory Council



What is a School Advisory Council (SAC)?

SACs bring together school stakeholders and individuals from local communities who share an interest in promoting student success. They provide parents/guardians, school staff, community members and when appropriate, students, with a voice to influence decisions that have an impact on student learning and well-being. As advisory bodies, SAC’s bring partners together to provide principals and regional centers of education (RCE’s) with advice that reflects the best interests of students from the point of view of the school community. SACs receive their authority from the Education Act (2018).

What are some of the Duties and Responsibilities of a School Advisory Council (SAC)?

The duties and responsibilities of an SAC include:

  • Participating in the creation of the SAC Agreement and by-laws
  • Collaborating to improve student achievement and well-being
  • Providing feedback on school practices and initiatives
  • Providing feedback on provincial policies
  • Oversite for SAC grant spending decisions

School Advisory Council Agreement

Provincial School Advisory Council Checklist

Please link you school SAC Agreement here.

HRCE SAC Documents and Communications

HRCE SAC Information

How do I contact my School Advisory Council (SAC)?

Place your SAC  gnspes email address here

Members of our School Advisory Council (SAC)


Place current members names here:

Chair:Steven Beyea

Vice Chair: Daniel Makhan

Secretary:Lindsay Gallivan

Parent: Michael Zhang

Staff member: Janine Hagerman

Staff member: Sara McFarlane

Staff Member: Margo Chiasson

Community member:Maureen Mitchell

Community member: Jen LeBlanc

Community member: Martine Beland

Community member: Maria Graham

Principal: Maura Cavanaugh

Vice Principal: Emilie Tsirigotis

Meeting Dates & Times 2020-21

Meeting Summaries

List all meeting dates here once set at your first meeting.

Meeting 2 date & time:

Meeting 3 date & time:

Meeting 4 date & time:



List all meeting summaries here once approved by your SAC

Meeting Summary See pg. 23

Meeting 2 summary

Meeting 3 Summary

Meeting 4 Summary