The Handsworth Secondary School Association (HSSA)/
Handsworth Parent Advisory Council (HPAC) is the voice of parents at
Handsworth. Members include parents and guardians of all Handsworth students.
The purpose of the HPAC is to represent parents with the
goal of supporting student success and building a strong community. We promote
a positive partnership between home and school with clear and open
communications. We work towards enhancing the educational experiences and
resources for our students and fostering the well-being of students and
families in our Handsworth community.
We are guided by and support the Handsworth School Vision
"The Handsworth community develops empowered, innovative and
compassionate learners who serve and lead with curiosity and integrity."
What we do
Hold regular meetings, with staff and student guests, to
connect parents to what is going on at Handsworth and to provide a forum for
discussion of school and educational issue:
When we meet
Executive meetings are held one week prior to the scheduled
HPAC during which the agenda for the general meeting is set. If you have any
concerns, issues or ideas that you would like to raise at a future HPAC
meeting, please get in touch with one of our executive members so it can be
discussed and put on the agenda.
HPAC generally meets every third Monday at 7:00 pm.
Come to a HPAC Meeting or event. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. An invitation will be sent to you via email. Connect via Zoom
with other Handsworth parents, catch up on what's going on at the
school, and provide your input and ideas on how parents can support
student success at Handsworth.
There are no meetings in December and March. The meeting in May
(AGM) is the third Monday.
2021-2022 HPAC Executive
Are you interested in volunteering with the HPAC?
The Treasurer-in-waiting will work with the current treasurer to manage the finances of the HPAC. This includes monthly financial reporting, application for gaming funding, etc. Ideally the candidate will have book-keeping or accounting experience.
Grade 8 Parent Representative
HPAC is looking for parents/guardians of grade 8 students interested in getting involved with the HPAC Executive. These are non-voting positions but are a way to learn about the HPAC operations and get involved as well as represent grade 8 parents/guardians. When vacancies arise there are opportunities to transition into voting roles.
Hot Lunch Volunteers
HPAC is looking for parents/guardians interested in volunteering to support the hot lunch program on Tuesdays, Thursdays and or Fridays. For as little as one hour per week, this is a great way to get involved at the school. Training will be provided. You will meet other parents/guardians and have the opportunity to be in the school at lunch time. Over the years hot lunch fundraising has provided support to our athletics programs.
Future Openings and Opportunities
HPAC is always looking for parents/guardians who are interested in contributing. If you have an interest in another area not listed here (eg. Fund-raising) we would love to have you involved in some way.
2021-2022 HPAC Executive
Chair/Co-Chair, Carmen Jensen email@example.com
Chair/Co-Chair, Jacquie Griffiths
Jana Madill, Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary, Velda Williams
Communications Representative, John Burns
DPAC Representative, Mel Montgomery
2021-2022 HPAC Members-at-Large:
Contact the HPAC at:
Handsworth Replacement Project
For information on the school replacement project please click here: Handsworth Replacement Project
- part of a province-wide network of integrated health and social service
centres for young people ages 12-24.
- provides a one-stop-shop for young people to access mental health care,
substance abuse services, primary care, social services and youth and family
- goal is to reach young people earlier before health challenges become
problematic and to get them the services they need
- 211 W. 1st Street North
Vancouver, for more information visit: the Foundry
Community Services Society
- Offer one to one support for youth and can assist with issues such as
trouble with school, anger management, sexual health information, drug and
alcohol support, self-esteem and family and peer relationship difficulties
Vancouver Coastal Health
Nurse Maria Gul
- Vancouver Coastal Health nurse assigned to Handsworth
- Able to provide support, education and referral in healthy living,
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- Grade 9 Immunizations
|Grade 8||Trina Infanta||Jagruti Desai|
|Grade 9||Don Carlson, Day 2s||Mark Barrett|
|Grade 10||Robyn Renwick||Jagruti Desai|
|Grade 11||Stacey Schwegler||Mark Barrett|
|Grade 12||David Craik||Rupi Samra-Gynane |
|International||David Craik||Rupi Samra-Gynane |