Park West School

School Advisory Council

The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a legally recognized body composed of the principal and representatives of teachers and support staff, students, parents, and community members who work together in an advisory capacity to increase the quality of education being provided by the school. The fundamental purpose of the school advisory council is to ensure that all students receive the best possible learning opportunities by engaging all partners in an ongoing process of problem solving and shared decision making.  The SAC is not responsible for the daily operation of the school, directing the professional staff, nor does it participate in personnel matters. If parents have issues, concerns or questions they should address them with teachers and school administrators.  

The SAC consists of parents (3), school staff (3), community members (3), junior high students (1 rep for each grade level), and school administration (principal and vice principals).  Parents are elected for a three-year term.  School staff, community members, and students are appointed. 

The Park West SAC is required to meet at least six times per school year, usually on the third Wednesday of the following months:  September, November, January, March, May, and June.   All meetings are at 6:00 pm in the library.  Meetings are open to the public as observers only.  Presentations may be made to the School Advisory Council with prior notice, pending approval from the Principal and Chair.  

Our current SAC members are:

Parents:  Karen Saweczko (chairperson), Sheetal Ajay, Jeff Rogers  
School Staff:  Ms. Bennett, Ms. MacIntyre, Ms. Petrie
Community:  Waseema Nazim, Glenn Anderson, Janet Lee
Junior High students:  1 representative for each grade (7, 8 and 9)
School Administration :  Mr. Carter, Mr. Melanson, Ms. Olsen (non-voting)

Contact:  you may contact our SAC chairperson, Karen Saweczko at hrce-sac-pws@gnspes.ca

  

Seeking Nominations for SAC (School Advisory Council) at Park West School


“The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a legally recognized body composed of the principal and representatives of teachers and support staff, students, parents, and community members who work together in an advisory capacity to increase the quality of education being provided by the school. The fundamental purpose of the school advisory council is to ensure that all students receive the best possible learning opportunities by engaging all partners in an ongoing process of problem solving and shared decision making.”


Our SAC has a vacant position for ONE (1) PARENT MEMBER. That individual must have a child presently attending Park West School. The three year term begins retroactively in September 2020.  The expectations include attending six meetings per year on a Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Until further notice all meetings will be held virtually (eg. such as Zoom).  Nominations for this position are now being accepted. Completed nomination forms are due back to Mr. Carter (our principal) via email (dcarter@hrce.ca) by Thursday, October 8 at 4:00 PM.   You may nominate yourself or someone else. If more than one (1) nomination is received there will be an election to fill the position the week of October 19 – 23.  For more information contact Mr. Carter at dcarter@hrce.ca or Ms. Karen Saweczko (SAC chair) at hrce-sac-pws@gnspes.ca
 

The nomination form is available here:  

https://pws.hrce.ca/sites/default/files/websites/pws.hrce.ca/basic-page/2020/10/nomination_form_-_parent.doc