√Čcole Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
HPAC Meetings and Events

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

Meeting Dates 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

‚ÄčMeeting Dates 2020 - 2021
‚ÄčSeptember 21, 2020‚Äč20200921 HPAC Agenda .pdf‚Äč
‚ÄčOctober 19, 2020‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčNovember 16, 2020 - Budget‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčDecember 2020 - no meeting‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčJanuary 18, 2021‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčFebruary 22, 2021‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčMarch 2021 - no meeting‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčApril 19, 2021‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčMay 17, 2021 - AGM‚Äč‚Äč

‚ÄčMeeting Dates 2019 - 2020
‚ÄčSeptember 16, 2019
‚ÄčHPAC Agenda Sept 16 2019 - final.pdf‚ÄčHPAC Minutes Sept 16 2019 .pdf
‚ÄčOctober 21, 2019
‚ÄčHPAC Agenda October 2019.pdf
‚ÄčHPAC Meeting Minutes Oct 21, 2019.pdf
‚ÄčNovember 18, 2019 - Budget
‚ÄčHPAC Agenda November 18th 2019.pdf‚ÄčHPAC Meeting Minutes Nov 18, 2019.pdf
‚ÄčDecember 2019
‚ÄčNo Meeting
‚ÄčJanuary 20, 2020
Meeting at 6:30 PM, Small Gym
Screenagers at 7:00 PM, Small Gym
HPAC Agenda January 20, 2020.pdf

‚ÄčThank you to the HPAC families who attended the special presentation of 'Screenagers the Next Chapter' on January 20.
‚ÄčFebruary 24, 2020
‚ÄčHPAC Agenda Feb 24, 2020.pdf
‚ÄčHPAC Meeting Minutes Feb 24, 2020.pdf
‚ÄčMarch 2020
‚ÄčNo Meeting
‚ÄčApril 20, 2020

‚ÄčMay 11, 2020
‚ÄčDirectors' Meeting ONLY
‚ÄčHPAC Directors met on May 11, 2020.  This meeting was followed up with a call out for all positions.  All positions are up for election in the 2020-2021 school year.
Please see the attached May 2020 HPAC letter to families for more information.
‚ÄčJune 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Annual General Meeting

If you wish to attend the June 22, 2020 AGM, please email chair@handsworthpac.ca.  An invitation will be sent to you via email.

‚ÄčAGM, 7:00 pm via Zoom

20200622 HPAC AGM Agenda - final.pdf
‚ÄčHPAC AGM Minutes May 13 2019 - final.pdf

‚ÄčHPAC Events 2019 - 2020
October 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM following the HPAC Vote.
Library/Learning Commons
LGBTQ Oct 21.jpg

LGBTQ Awareness and Understanding - Divine Diversity Speakers


Thank You

Many thanks to the parents who attended our October 21st meeting in the Learning Commons for a presentation by community guests Michele Fogal and Caroline Wedderspoon from Diversity's LGBTQ Awareness Group. Divine Diversity is a human rights advocate for LGBTQ+. For more information, visit:  Divine Diversity

‚ÄčLet's Talk Shop
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 5:45 PM
Handsworth Secondary Learning Commons/Library
Let's Talk Shop Nov 27.png

5:45 to 9:15 PM
Light Dinner Provided

Building Capacity in Parents and Youth
Pre-event workshop starts at 6:00 PM sharp

Handsworth Parents and Handsworth Family of School Parents of Grade 6 and 7 students are invited.

Presented in joint partnership with VCH, CNV, DNV, SD#44 and Handsworth Secondary School

Please register HERE through Eventbrite.

Let's Talk Shop - Handsworth 2019.pdf

Handsworth Families and Handsworth Family of Schools Families are invited to the HPAC meeting on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 6:30 PM followed by a special presentation at 7:00 PM of "SCREENAGERS:  Next Chapter"

Special Presentation of "SCREENAGERS:  Next Chapter"

The HPAC welcomes you to a special screening of "SCREENAGERS: Next Chapter"  on January 20, 2020 at 7:00 PM, Handsworth Small Gym.

Seating is limited, please RSVP through Eventbrite by clicking HERE

Filmmaker and physician uses a personal and professional lens to flip the script on stress, anxiety and depression for young people in the current screen- and stress-filled world.  Screenagers-Next-Chapter.


101 LGBTQ+ Awareness for Parents - Feb 19, 2020 

201 LGBTQ+ Awareness for Parents - Apr 8, 2020

LGBTQ Oct 21.jpg



For anyone who didn't have a chance to attend our last 101 Awareness presentation for parents (or would like to bring kids, friends and family too!) we're thankful to be hosted again by the District PAC February 19, 2020


AND at long last, we are presenting our 201 Awareness - Apr 8 parent presentation for the first time, building on the basics in 101. We're excited to get to continue our discussions! Please save the date, and register below.


When and Where:

101 event registration click HERE.

201 event registration click HERE.

Any support on social media or sharing this invite is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to ask questions, and our new email divinediversitylives@gmail.com (included above) will reach both Caroline and Michele.

Michele Fogal

She, her, hers

Author, Communications Consultant, Diversity Advocate

Divine Diversity Website

Story sweeps up the dust of our lives, moistens it with breath, and grows food for the soul.


‚ÄčMeeting Dates 2018 - 2019
‚ÄčAgenda ‚Äč‚ÄčMinutes
‚ÄčSeptember 17, 2018
‚Äč ‚ÄčHPAC Agenda Sept 17 2018 - Final.pdfHPAC 2018-09-17 - Minutes.pdf
‚ÄčOctober 15, 2018
‚ÄčHPAC Agenda October 15 2018.pdf
‚ÄčHandsworth 2018 Financial Statements Oct 15, 2018.pdf
‚ÄčHPAC Minutes October 15 2018 - Final copy.pdf
‚ÄčNovember 19, 2018 - Budget
‚Äč ‚ÄčAgenda November 19th 2018 - final-1.pdf‚ÄčHPAC Minutes November 19th 2018 - final-1.pdf
‚ÄčDecember 2018 - No meeting
‚Äč ‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčJanuary 21, 2019
Agenda January 21st, 2019-1.pdf
‚ÄčHPAC Minutes January 21 2019.pdf

‚ÄčFebruary 25, 2019
‚Äč ‚ÄčAgenda February 25, 2019.pdf‚ÄčHPAC Minutes February 25 2019.pdf
(Pending approval at May 13, 2019 meeting.)
‚ÄčMarch 2019 - No meeting
‚Äč ‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčApril 15, 2019 - Cancelled, no meeting
‚Äč ‚ÄčThe HPAC meeting for April 2019 is cancelled.  The next meeting and AGM will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM.‚Äč
‚ÄčMay 13, 2019 - Annual General Meeting (AGM)
‚Äč ‚ÄčHPAC AGM Agenda- May 13 2019.pdf‚ÄčHPAC May 14, 2018 AGM Minutes.pdf

Handsworth Gaming Account Cashflow.pdf
‚ÄčJune 2019 - No meeting
‚Äč ‚Äč‚Äč

‚ÄčHPAC Events 2018 - 2019
‚ÄčPublic Input Meeting - New School Build:

Wednesday January 9th, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM in the Large Gym

‚ÄčEveryone welcome!

Handsworth Secondary School design proposals and public feedback.  Please submit your Handsworth Comment Sheet (feedback form) by January 23, 2019 to 

Handsworth Comment Sheet.pdf
‚ÄčHPAC/Teacher Workshop Tuesday, February 19, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM, Handsworth Room 206

Cost: $5

Maximum: 20 adults

Presented by Shannon Marshall & the HPAC

Please RSVP janetcarswell@shaw.ca

Invitation to Handsworth Parents, ‚ÄčInterested in Learning Some Sewing Basics?  Come and experience what your kids are learning in textiles at our first PARENT TEACHER WORKSHOP with Shannon Marshall.

Beginner & Novice sewers are welcome to join this 2 hour sewing session to make a reusable grocery bag while you learn about seam allowances and seam finishes.


Please Join the Handsworth PAC

Monday February 25th 2019 @ 7:30PM for a

Indigenous Blanket Ceremony

Learning Commons/Library

The Handsworth PAC will host its monthly meeting from 7:00PM-7:30PM to be immediately followed by the Blanket Ceremony. Please RSVP to janetcarswell@shaw.ca


Come participate in a one hour interactive activity that takes us through 10,000 years of Canadian Indigenous history.

This is a challenging and sometimes emotional session that may impact the way we view the history of colonialism and the impact on First Nations, Inuit & Metis in our country. Parents are encouraged to come and experience what your children are learning in school. This is a mandatory course for Grade 10 classes and has also begun in Grade 9 classes. The Blanket Ceremony is mandatory for all RCMP officers and in increasingly becoming part of teacher training, school offering and other corporate development.

‚ÄčTraffic Meeting May 7, 2019.png‚Äč
Public Information Meeting - Traffic Management Plan:  Handsworth Secondary School Replacement Project

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the library
Handsworth Secondary School
1044 Edgewood Road
North Vancouver, BC


‚ÄčHPAC Staff Appreciation Lunch
Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 12:30 PM
Handsworth Cafeteria
‚ÄčIt is that time of year again! Time to show our amazing teachers, administrators, office and support staff how much we appreciate all they do for our children throughout the year. This year‚Äôs lunch will be held on Thursday, June 27th at 12:30pm and you can contribute by preparing a dessert or salad, or volunteering your time. No time to cook or clean? No problem. You can donate cash or a cheque payable to the Handsworth PAC at the school office anytime. Please click on the link below to help us make this year‚Äôs lunch another great success!

 Thanks for all your support!