Musquodoboit Rural High

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

MRHS SAC Agreement

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)


Administration: Susan Hartling/Ernest Paddock

Chair: Anne Warburton

Secretary: Sharon McLeod

Parent: Heidi Higgins

Staff member: Angela Mackenzie

Staff member: Cindy Steele-Wood

Staff Member: Debbie MacDonald

Staff Member: Rob Smith

Student Rep: Tia Abdel-Massih (SH)

Student Rep: Lucy Archibald (JH)

Community member: 

Community member: 

Meeting Dates & Times 2021-22 & 2022-23

Meeting Summaries


October 7, 2021 @ 6:30pm

November 18, 2021 @ 6:30pm

Meeting 3 date & time:

Meeting 4 date & time:

April 5, 2023 @ 3:30pm:


Meeting Minutes-October 7, 2021


Meeting Minutes-November 18, 2021

Meeting 3 Summary

Meeting 4 Summary 

Meeting Minutes-April 5, 2023