Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Photo Retake Packages Available in office for pick up

​Please have your student come to the main office to pick up.

Thank you.

Daily Physical Activity Information

Daily Physical Activity

Is your child meeting their Daily Physical Activity (DPA) requirements?

We know that active, healthy students are happier and learn better. They also develop good habits that can contribute to longer, healthier lives. To help students achieve their best, the Ministry of Education implemented Daily Physical Activity, for all schools and students in B.C. The British Columbia Ministry of Education (MOE) requires students in grades 8 through 12 to complete 150 minutes per week of physical activity, at a moderate to vigorous intensity.

The requirement to report Daily Physical Activity is meant to help promote a healthy and active lifestyle. 

What Students need to know about the Daily Physical Requirement:

¬ Students' DPA achievement is reported on the school report cards during the school year  (stating that a student is "meeting" or "not meeting" the DPA requirement set by the MOE).

¬ Those students who are active in a school PE or dance class receive their DPA comments in these courses. 

¬ Students not registered in a Handsworth PE or dance class must submit a DPA form (found under Forms on the HSS website and below) to the school office signed by their parent/guardian. This DPA form acknowledges that the parent/guardian and the student are taking the responsibility to log the DPA hours at home. Only one DPA form needs to be submitted per year. This form acknowledges that "DPA requirements are being met" for all 3 reporting terms. 

¬ Distributed Learning PE students, Sports Academy students, and Peak Performance students not registered in an enrolling PE or dance at Handsworth are required to complete this DPA form.

¬ Grade 12 students will report DPA by submitting the DPA form to their Planning 12 teacher

Guiding Principles:

¬ This is a socially responsible program, shared by the school, family and 

community, aimed at student health and learning

¬ Schools will encourage and offer a variety of opportunities for students to meet the DPA requirement, but opportunities and responsibilities for many other activities reside with the family and community

¬ Participation in PE Classes is one way to meet the required minutes, but it is still recommended for students to engage in DPA on non PE days.

Some Suggestions to Assist Your Child in Meeting the DPA Requirement:

¬ If you need to complete the DPA form, it is highly recommended that the student creates and keeps a daily log of activity. Logs help increase personal accountability. 

¬ Discuss with your child why he/she is completing and documenting DPA 

activities.

¬ Reinforce the importance of physical activity through discussion and example

¬ Consider the time your child spends with technology including: TV, computers, electronic devices and video games

¬ Encourage him or her to be physically active

¬ Take advantage of opportunities for DPA available at the school outside of PE 

students can participate in extracurricular teams and clubs and intramural 

sports.

¬ Develop a plan to increase your child's activity, including such things as school and community facilities, walking or cycling to and from school, individual or family recreational pursuits, dance, household chores requiring physical activity (mowing, shovelling snow, etc.) structured and unstructured sports and activities, etc.

External Links:

¬ Ministry of Education DPA Website: 

http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dpa/ 

¬ DPA Program Guide: 

https://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/irp/pdfs/daily_physical_activity/program_guide.pdf

DPA Form: DPA form HSS 2016-17.pdf    DPA Student Log Sheet1.pdf

Parent Portal - Report Cards

Dear parents and guardians,

You should now have received a link to login to the Parent Portal. Once you login, you will see a screen image similar to the one shown in the attached document. In this attachment we have included some basic instructions to help you navigate the Parent Portal main page.

 

Please note that the report cards will be digitally published to the parent portal on December 9th, 2016. On this date, your child’s report card(s) will appear on the right side of your Parent Portal screen under “Published Reports” as a pdf document.  Before December 9th you will not see anything showing under “Published Reports”. Paper report cards will no longer be printed by the school.

 


Erica Schmidt
Vice Principal
Handsworth Secondary School
604-903-3600

 

This school year, schools across the North Vancouver School district will be using an online Parent Portal to communicate student learning. This change from paper based report cards was due largely to parent feedback from across the district that indicated the desire for a more streamlined way for schools to communicate student progress with parents and guardians. The North Vancouver School District and the Ministry of Education have collaborated to achieve this goal. 

By Wednesday, November 30th, parents will be receiving an email with instructions on how to login to the Parent Portal. Although report cards will not be made available on the portal until the second week of December, parents are encouraged to set up their accounts prior to this date once you have received an email from Sysadmin with your account setup information and one time use password.

Should you have any questions or concerns about Parent Portal access, please contact the school handsworth@sd44.ca .

Please see the resources below for information on how to access the Parent Portal to view Report cards and other student information for your child(ren). ​

Parent Portal Instructions Nov 24 2016.pdf

MyEducation Tip and Troubleshooting.pdf

SD 44 Parent Portal document.pdf

ParentPortal.mp4

 

Basketball Schedule

Weekly  Basketball Schedules

In the future; Please go to Programs & Services - Athletics - Left Side Column  Facility Schedule - This is where the schedules will be posted weekly as we do not always have room in our banner to post schedules. Thank you.

 

 

Welcome to Handsworth Secondary School

 
​Mission Statement
Handsworth's mission is to maximize the potential of all students' human endeavours intellectual, cultural, social, aesthetic, creative, and physical. We encourage students to understand the relevance of their education within a larger social and global context. We believe in developing self-esteem, emotional well-being, a respect for others, a desire for life-long learning, and a strong career awareness in a climate that promotes responsible learning. 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Handsworth community develops empowered, innovative and compassionate learners who serve and lead with curiosity and integrity.

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  • No Regrets Bball Tournament (Sr Boys & Girls)
    08 Dec 2016
    All Day
    No Regrets Bball Tournament (Sr Boys & Girls)
    Dec 08, 2016 - Dec 10, 2016
    All Day
  • Football Banquet TBD
    11 Dec 2016
    All Day
    Football Banquet TBD
    Dec 11, 2016
    All Day
  • VBall Banquet @ Hollyburn TBD
    13 Dec 2016
    All Day
    VBall Banquet @ Hollyburn TBD
    Dec 13, 2016
    All Day
  • Grad Skate 6:15pm-7:45pm Karen Magnusson
    13 Dec 2016
    6:15 PM- 7:45 PM
    Grad Skate 6:15pm-7:45pm Karen Magnusson
    Dec 13, 2016
    06:15 PM - 07:45 PM
  • Ugly Sweater Day
    14 Dec 2016
    All Day
    Ugly Sweater Day
    Dec 14, 2016
    All Day
  • Hokuchiku Japan Visit
    15 Dec 2016
    All Day
    Hokuchiku Japan Visit
    Dec 15, 2016
    All Day
  • Last day of classes before winter break
    16 Dec 2016
    All Day
    Last day of classes before winter break
    Dec 16, 2016
    All Day
  • Santa's Breakfast TBD
    16 Dec 2016
    All Day
    Santa's Breakfast TBD
    Dec 16, 2016
    All Day
  • Kindergarten Registration Deadline for priority placement - Children born in 2012
    16 Dec 2016
    All Day
    Kindergarten Registration Deadline for priority placement - Children born in 2012
    Dec 16, 2016
    All Day
    Central Registration Office, 2nd Floor, 2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver BC
    Kindergarten Registration for students entering school in September 2017
  • Winter Break - Schools not in session
    19 Dec 2016
    All Day
    Winter Break - Schools not in session
    Dec 19, 2016 - Dec 23, 2016
    All Day
    All schools in the North Vancouver School District are not in session
  • Christmas Day Statutory Holiday
    25 Dec 2016
    All Day
    Christmas Day Statutory Holiday
    Dec 25, 2016 - Dec 26, 2016
    All Day
    All facilities in the North Vancouver School District are closed
  • Winter Break - Schools not in session
    26 Dec 2016
    All Day
    Winter Break - Schools not in session
    Dec 26, 2016 - Dec 30, 2016
    All Day
    All schools in the North Vancouver School District are closed
  • New Year's Day Statutory Holiday
    01 Jan 2017
    All Day
    New Year's Day Statutory Holiday
    Jan 01, 2017
    All Day
    All facilities in the North Vancouver School District are closed

 Our Location

     1044 Edgewood Road
     North Vancouver BC V7R 1Y7     
 
 
Handsworth Office Hours
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
Phone 604.903.3600

Attendance Line
604.903.3600 Ext 2

Fax 604.903.3601

Email handsworth@sd44.ca