École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
HPAC Parent Advisory Council

 The Handsworth Parent Advisory Council would like to extend a warm welcome to returning and new students, staff and parents. We're looking forward to sharing an exciting year of learning together.

Please join us in the school learning commons (library) for our first meeting of the year on Monday, September 11th at 7pm. It's a great way to meet other parents and to connect with key members of the Handsworth Community.

You will discover what's new in our school and district for students and families and learn how our school community works towards the Handsworth vision "to develop empowered, innovative and compassionate learners who serve and lead with curiosity and integrity."

Our guests for the evening will include  school leaders from Student Council, Principal Ms. Rupi Samra-Gynane,  Vice Principals Justin Wong and Mark Barrett as well as members of the new staff leadership team. We may even get a sneak peek from the Grade 8 retreat taking place that week!

We look forward to providing all parents and guardians with useful and interesting presentations throughout the year which will help maximize student success. We especially encourage parents and guardians of Grade 8 students to attend our first HPAC meeting.

A special note to Grade 12 parents that HPAC will be hosting an Options Solutions post-secondary school workshop evening on Thursday, September 28th. Please watch for an invite in the next few weeks. This will be followed by the school's information evening for graduating students being held on September 28th. Also, university visits to the Handsworth  begin the first week back!

All the best for a safe and successful school year,

 Carolyn Warner
 Chair, HPAC

For more information about HPAC, please visit www.handsworthpac.com/

For the HPAC web page, please see http://www.handsworthpac.com 

For contact information, please see http://www.handsworthpac.com/about-us​​

The directors of the HSSA/HPAC welcome the parents and guardians of Handsworth student to the 2014/2015 school year. 


PAC is the legislated parent voice at the school level advising on any matter relevant to the school. PAC represents the collective view of parents and guardians of children in the school. All parents and guardians of children in a school are automatically members of our school’s PAC and entitled to attend and vote at general meetings. A school’s principal or vice-principal and a teacher representative may also attend PAC meetings. HSSA/HPAC (PAC) meets every third Monday at 7:00PM in the school library. There are no meetings in December and March. The meeting in May is the second Monday. Please refer to the Handsworth school calendar. 

If you want to know what is going in and around Handsworth Secondary School please come to the PAC meetings!

Here are two useful websites to have: the BCCPAC – www.bccpac.bc.ca/ and the North Vancouver District PAC (NVPAC) http://blog.northvanpac.org​ There are many great educational opportunities available through these organizations.