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 email@example.com. 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.
2020-2021 HPAC Executive
Chair/Co-Chair, Janet Carswell firstname.lastname@example.org
Vic Chair/Co-Chair, Carmen Jensen
VACANCY, Treasurer email@example.com
Secretary, Velda Williams
Communications Representative, Jacquie Griffiths
DPAC Representative, election for new DPAC Rep Fall 2020, Andrew Majawa
Athletic Council, Mel Montgomery
2020-2021 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
- Youth outreach workers at Handsworth four afternoons a week: DJ Hunt,
Tristan Cyprien and Kelsey Pagley.
- Fridays they have separate girls and boys clubs in rooms 231/233 - everyone
is welcome and they provide free pizza at one meeting a month
- 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 Cheryl Pepin firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vancouver Coastal Health nurse assigned to Handsworth
- Able to provide support, education and referral in healthy living,
sexual health, mental health, anxiety and disordered eating, also contact for
- Grade 9 Immunizations
|Grade 8||Robyn Renwick||Sarah Best|
|Grade 9||Stacey Schwegler||Mark Barrett|
|Grade 10||David Craik||Rupi Samra-Gynane |
|Grade 11||Dana Millar||Mark Barrett|
|Grade 12||Don Carlson||Sarah Best|
|International A to L||David Craik||Mark Barrett|
|International M to Z||Dana Millar||Mark Barrett|