District Parent Advisory Council for School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast)

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2018-2019 DPAC Meetings (rotating school libraries, 7 pm)

Agenda September 27, 2018 - "Welcome Everyone - Celebrating our Success" @ Elphinstone Secondary School. Minutes

Agenda October 25, 2018 @ Chatelech Secondary School. Minutes

Agenda November 22, 2018 @  Pender Harbour Secondary School "Technology" with Guest Speaker, Phil Luporini. Minutes

Agenda January 24, 2019 @ Elphinstone Secondary School Minutes

Agenda February 28, 2019 @ Chatelech Secondary School: Building a Healthy Body Image in Youth with Meghan Molner (Public Health Dietician- Sunshine Coast/Powell River) Minutes

Agenda April 25, 2019 @ Pender Harbour Secondary School: Early Learning and Connection with Guest Speaker Kirsten Deasey, District Principal of Learning and Innovation Minutes

Agenda May 23, 2019 @ Elphinstone Secondary School “Transition from Schools Career Programs” with guest speaker, Cathy Gordon, SD46 Careers Coordinator

The 2018/2019 DPAC Executive:

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Vice-Chair: Matthew Rockell

Secretary: Amy Robinson

Treasurer: Aspen Wing

Parent Representative to the Operations Committee: TBD

Parent Representative to the Education Committee: TBD

Parent Representative to the Healthy Schools Committee: Marilyn Baines

Parent Representatives to the District Family Engagement Committee:  Stephanie Murawsky and Sarah Bradley

What is DPAC? What is a PAC?

Each school in our district is required to have a Parent Advisory Council (PAC). The role for the council is to advise the principal about the parent community's thoughts on school matters. All meetings are public and any parent or guardian of the school is welcome to attend. Specific issues or concerns regarding individual students are not handled at PAC meetings. Contacting the principal to schedule a meeting is more appropriate for those issues.

At the district level, the DPAC (District Parent Advisory Council) is an opportunity for parents, principals, senior administration and trustees to learn together about how we can support our schools right across the district to be as effective as possible. We have presentations on curriculum issues, operational issues (budget, staffing, facilities) and conversations about parent and guardian perspective of where we should be focusing our efforts in our district.

Each PAC is encouraged to send a delegate or two (or more!) to the DPAC meeting.

Read the DPAC brochure

Want to find out more about DPAC?  Peruse the website of the provincial PAC body, BCCPAC (BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils).

Other documents that will help you understand the DPAC's role: Ministry of Education Manual of School Law. Go to Division 2 - Parents, once you download the School Act in the Manual of School Law.

Sunshine Coast DPAC Constitution and Bylawsclick here to read the January 2019 Revised Constitution and Bylaws

DPAC Meetings for 2017-2018

September 28, 2017 – Celebrating Our Success and What's Next for Your Child? Minutes.

October 26 – Your Child's Outdoor Educational Experiences in SD46.  Minutes.

(October Support Materials: Board Report and Policy Committee)

November 23 -  Communication that Supports your Child's Learning. Agenda. Minutes.

January 25 - Schools and Parents: Partners in Early Learning: Agenda. Minutes.

February 22 -  Learning Math in Elementary Schools. Agenda.Minutes - Draft.

April 26 - What is Next After High School for my Child? Agenda. Minutes.

May 24 - Embracing Indigenous Learning in Schools. Agenda. Minutes

DPAC Meetings: 2016–2017

September 22, 2016 Minutes

October 27, 2016 Minutes

November 24, 2016 Minutes

January 26, 2017 Minutes

February 23, 2017 Minutes

April 27, 2017

DPAC Meetings: 2015-2016 

September 24, 2015: (minutes)

October 22, 2015: (draft minutes)

November 25, 2015: (draft minutes)

January 28, 2016: (draft minutes)

February 23, 2016

March 31, 2016:cancelled

April 28, 2016: (draft minutes) (trustee report)

May 26, 2016: (draft minutes)

DPAC Meetings: 2014-2015

Thursday, October 30, 2014 (minutes)

Thursday, November 27, 2014 (minutes)

Thursday, January 22, 2015 (minutes)

Thursday, February 26, 2015 (minutes)

Thursday, April 23, 2015 (minutes)

Thursday, May 28, 2015 (minutes)


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