Highland Park Junior 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

SAC Agreement




HRCE SAC   Documents & Communications



HRCE SAC Information




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








Members of our

School Advisory Council (SAC)



Chair / Community Member: Michelle Lemieux 

Principal: Kyle Sarka

Vice Principal/Secretary: Victoria Hughes

Teacher: Charlie Tortola

Parent: Priya Andrade

Parent: Jo Andrea 

Parent: Anita Richards

Parent: Katherine Orlik

Community member: Heather Cosgrove Smith

Grade 9 Student: OC

Grade 9 Student: GO




SAC Annual Report




HPJH Annual Report 2021

HPJH Annual Report 2022

HPJH Annual Report 2023





Meeting Dates &

Times 2022-23

October 4, 2022

December 6, 2022

January 31, 2023

March 28, 2023

April 25, 2023

June 6, 2023
(Date Changed to: June 14, 2023)





Meeting Summaries

October 4, 2022

December 6, 2022

January 31, 2023

March 28, 2023

April 25, 2023

June 14, 2023