École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
HPAC Parent Advisory Council


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

We're looking forward to meeting you and sharing an exciting year of learning together. 

Please join us in the school library for our HPAC meetings in the Learning Commons. 

HPAC supports the school's vision statement "to develop empowered, innovative and compassionate learners who serve and lead with curiosity and integrity.

We strive to provide parents and guardians with useful and interesting presentations throughout the year and to enrich the artistic, athletic and leadership opportunities available for students.

Attending our meetings is a great way to keep up to date with what's happening at the school! Please see a complete list of meeting dates below.

We are also looking to fill the positions of Secretary, DPAC and Communications. Contact HPAC Chair Janet Carswell at janetcarswell@shaw.ca if you're interested.  Wishing your families a safe and successful school year.


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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.  Connect 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 2018/19:

September 17, 2018
October 15, 2018
November 19, 2018 – Budget
December 2018 – no meeting
January 21, 2019
February 25, 2019
March 2019 - no meeting
April 15, 2019
May 13, 2019 – AGM
June 2019 – no meeting

Please visit the HPAC Connections Information and Resource page for Handsworth Parents at HPAC.