École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
HPAC Parent Advisory Council


HPAC 2020-2021

The Handsworth Parent Advisory Council (HPAC) would like to extend a warm welcome to returning and new students, staff, and parents.

These are unprecedented times and we want you to know that we will get through this together by being kind, calm and safe. Please know that the Handsworth Parent Advisory Committee (HPAC) is here to support all families and to be your voice at the school.

We will do everything we can to provide you with timely communication and keep you informed regarding important developments. HPAC is proud to maintain regular communication with the Handsworth administration and we want to hear from you to make sure we represent you well. HPAC info can be found on the HPAC website HERE as well on Instagram @Handsworth PAC and Twitter @HandsworthPAC.

Click HERE for the link to the Government of BC’s K:12 Back to School Protocol. I encourage you to review this as it provides the most up to date information regarding school start up.

This year our meetings will begin in virtual format using Zoom.

Please join us Monday September 21st, 2020 at 7:00PM for our first meeting of the year:

Join the Zoom Meeting by clicking HERE.

Meeting ID: 884 9015 6991

Pass-code: 760506

We want you to know that HPAC remains committed to our school’s vision statement:

“The Handsworth Community develops empowered, innovative, and compassionate learners who serve and lead with curiosity and integrity”.

Wishing you and your families a safe, supported, and successful year.


The HPAC Executive

Handsworth parents are welcome to contact the HPAC by e-mail:




2020-2021 Handsworth PAC

Chair/Co-Chair, Janet Carswell    chair@handsworthpac.ca  

Vice Chair/Co-Chair, Carmen Jensen

Jana Madill, Treasurer     treasurer@handsworthpac.ca    

Secretary, Velda Williams

Communications Rep, Jacquie Griffiths


The DPAC position on the HPAC was not filled at the AGM in June.  Since then, one member has indicated a willingness to take on the role.  If there are no other interested individuals, this person will be acclaimed.  If there are more than one interested members, the Bylaws require a secret ballot vote.  If you would like to put your name forward or nominate another parent, please contact Janet Carswell so we can make the necessary arrangements for a secret ballot.  A final call for nominations will be held at the HPAC meeting prior to any member being acclaimed.

Athletic Council, Mel Montgomery

2020-2021 HPAC Members-at-Large:

Megan Enns

Greg Harder

Shane Lowry

Lorna Moffat

Mel Montgomery

Esther Oyelumade


Welcome to the HPAC Page.

As a community of parents, the HPAC works with school administrators and staff to support student success.

This page provides parents with news about HPAC activities and events, connects you with information and resources you need, and identifies opportunities where you can make a difference to the school.

Ways to support student success at Handsworth

  1. Come to a HPAC Meeting or event.  Contact chair@handsworthpac.ca.  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
  2. Volunteer  Help out with an HPAC initiative or event.  Any contribution of your time or talents is valued.  Contact us for more information.
  3. Donate HERE  Contribute to educational resources to enhance student learning.  Dollars from our Provincial gaming funds budget and fundraising efforts stretch only so far to meet needs.  All donations in excess of $25 will be issued a tax receipt.

Meeting Dates 2020-2021:
September 21, 2020
October 19, 2020
November 16, 2020 - Budget
December 2020 - no meeting
January 18, 2021
February 22, 2021
March 2021 - no meeting
April 19, 2021
May 17, 2021 - AGM