École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
HPAC Parent Advisory Council

HPAC Welcome 2019-2020

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

The next meeting scheduled for Monday, April 20, 2020 at 7:00 PM has been postponed More information regarding HPAC events, and to RSVP for special events please click HERE!

This evening will be a great opportunity to meet other parents and connect with key members of the Handsworth Community.

HPAC supports the school’s vision statement: “The Handsworth Community develops empowered, innovative, and compassionate learners who serve and lead with curiosity and integrity”.

The HPAC strives to provide parents and guardians with useful information and relevant presentations throughout the year as well as to enrich the artistic, athletic and leadership opportunities available for students.

Attending our meetings is a great way to stay informed and make important decisions for our school. We encourage you to check the school website DAILY for updates and announcements.

Wishing you and your families a safe and successful year.


The HPAC Executive


2019-2020 Handsworth PAC

Chair: Janet Carswell

Vice Chair: Carmen Jensen

Treasurer: David Anderson

Communications: Vacancy

Secretary: Jacquie Griffiths

DPAC: Andrew Majawa

Athletic Council Reps:  David Anderson and Mel Montgomery

Members at Large:   Megan Enns, Shane Lowry, Lorna Moffat, Mel Montgomery, Esther Oyelumade & Min Xuan


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 2019-2020:

September 16, 2019
October 21, 2019
November 18, 2019 - Budget
December 2019 - no meeting
January 20, 2020 - meeting at 6:30 PM, followed by Screenagers at 7:00 PM
February 24, 2020
March 2020 - no meeting
April 20, 2020 - TBD
May 11, 2020 - AGM
June 2020 - no meeting