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√Čcole Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
About Us


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  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‚Äč HPAC Executive

‚ÄčThe HPAC extends their gratitude to outgoing Co-Chair Janet Carswell for her dedication and service.

‚ÄčAre you interested in volunteering with the HPAC?   HPAC vacant positions‚Äč:

Co-Chair (‚Äč‚ÄčDetails regarding this positions can be found in the HPAC Bylaws‚Äč.)

Hot Lunch Coordinator (Ideal position for a parent of a student in a lower grade.)

Traffic Safety Coordinator

‚ÄčRoyals Lunch Program Coordinator
The Lunch Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating lunch offerings with vendors and managing student and parent volunteers to set up, serve and clean up lunches currently three times per week.  The coordinator also works with school administration to coordinate the lunch schedule and the PAC Treasurer to ensure invoices from our vendor partners are accurate and processed in a timely manner. 

The Royals Lunch Program is currently managed through Munch-a-Lunch.  The Coordinator uses this tool to manage dates, menu items, pricing and generate weekly orders.  The Coordinator is also responsible for answering any parent questions or concerns.

Traffic Safety Coordinator‚Äč
The Traffic Safety Coordinator will be responsible for having volunteers place HPAC Parking signs in both cul-de-sacs on School Days from 2:45PM to 3:15PM.

Please email for more information about these positions.

2021-2022 HPAC Executive


Chair/Co-Chair, Carmen Jensen 

Chair/Co-Chair, Vacant

Jana Madill, Treasurer   

Secretary, Velda Williams

Communications Representative, Jacquie Griffiths

DPAC Representative, Shane Lowry

Athletic Council, Vacant


2021-2022 HPAC Members-at-Large:

Megan Enns

Greg Harder‚Äč

Candice Majawa

Lorna Moffat

Mel Montgomery

Esther Oyelumade


Contact the HPAC at:‚Äč



Handsworth Replacement Project
For information on the school replacement project please click here:  Handsworth Replacement Project


The Foundry

  • 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 peer supports.
  • 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


Capilano 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

School Nurse Maria Gul

  • 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 immunization info.
  • Grade 9 Immunizations‚Äč


Handsworth School Counsellors/Administrators

‚ÄčGrade 8
‚ÄčTrina Infanta
‚ÄčJagruti Desai
‚ÄčGrade 9
‚ÄčMark Barrett
‚ÄčGrade 10

‚ÄčRobyn Renwick‚ÄčJagruti Desai
‚ÄčGrade 11
‚ÄčStacey Schwegler‚ÄčMark Barrett
‚ÄčGrade 12
‚ÄčDavid Craik‚ÄčRupi Samra-Gynane
‚ÄčDavid Craik‚ÄčRupi Samra-Gynane ‚Äč