École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
HPAC Parent Advisory Council

​Dear Handsworth Community,

You are invited to Handsworth Secondary Happy Hour!​

Gather your friends and raise a glass to our community coming together in the NEW Handsworth Grand Commons!

A chance to reconnect with neighb​ours, friends and staff.

​Enjoy a guided wine tasting from BC's Jason Parkes Customs Wineries

Friday, June 3rd 6:30-9:00PM Handsworth Secondary


Tickets are limited and on sale NOW!

HANDSWORTH PARENTS/STAFF - Click Munch-A-Lunch to purchase

OTHER GUESTS – Send e-transfer to treasurer@handsworthpac.ca  Include NAMES in notes section

Ticket price: $50/pp

Includes welcome sparkling wine, curated flight of wines & guided presentation, personal charcuterie box & glass of wine of your choice for mingling.  (*Must be 19+)


Handsworth Parent Advisory Council (HPAC) 2021-2022

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

We strive to provide parents/guardians of Handsworth Students with timely communication and keep them informed about HPAC activities. HPAC is proud to maintain regular communication with the Handsworth administration and we want to hear from parents/guardians to make sure we represent you well.  Information can be found on the Handsworth PAC Facebook Page, as well as on Instagram @Handsworth PAC and Twitter @HandsworthPAC.

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

​​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:




All Handsworth Parents and guardians are invited to attend the May 16, 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM).  

Our agenda includes:

  • Elections for the 2022 - 2023 HPAC Executive, if you are interested in running for a position email the nominations chair at treasurer@handsworthpac.ca.
  • Chair Report
  • Treasurers Report

 Please RSVP in advance for the join code:

Zoom link: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/65062048636?pwd=OWptVE5WT1N6S2V6UklDZTY0cWxRQT09 
  • Meeting ID: 650 6204 8636
    Passcode: 172847​​

HPAC AGM Agenda May 16 2022 final2.pdf
HPAC Operating Budget 21-22_ProjYE-AGM.pdf

Are you interested in volunteering with the HPAC?

Elections for the 2022 - 2023 HPAC Executive, if you are interested in running for a position email the nominations chair at treasurer@handsworthpac.ca.

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. 

Please email chair@handsworthpac.ca for more information about these positions.

Handsworth Parent Advisory Council (HPAC) Executive

2021-2022 Handsworth PAC

Chair/Co-Chair, Carmen Jensen    chair@handsworthpac.ca

Chair/Co-Chair, Jacquie Griffiths

Jana Madill, Treasurer     treasurer@handsworthpac.ca    

Secretary, Velda Williams

Communications Rep, John Burns

DPAC Rep, Mel Montgomery

2021-2022 HPAC M​​embers-at-Large:

Tri Chien

Megan Enns

Greg Harder

Shane Lowry

Candice Majawa

Lorna Moffat

Esther Oyelumade​

2021-2022 Grade 8 Representatives

​Shannon Harris

Candace Storm


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 at:  chair@handsworthpac.ca
  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 2021-2022:

September 20, 2021 (Start time moved to 7:30 pm due to the Federal Election.)
October 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm
November 15, 2021 - Budget
December 2021 - no meeting
January 17, 2022
February 28, 2022
March 2022 - no meeting
April 11, 2022
May 16, 2022 - AGM

HPAC meetings are held virtually​ on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm, for more information please click ​HERE.​