Parents

What is PAC?

The School Act gives parents the right, through PACs, to assume an advisory role in every school. PAC is the officially recognized collective voice of parents of their school. A PAC, through its elected officers, may advise the school board, the principal and staff of the school respecting any matter relating to the school other than matters assigned to the School Planning Council (SPC).

PACs are forums within each school community to discuss matters affecting your school and the education of your children. Parents’ voices are a tremendous value to their school. They offer a wealth of ideas and support in the challenges that face all public schools. PACs strive to represent the diversity within their communities and contribute to the benefit of all students by:

  • providing opportunities to educate and inform parents about the school;
  • involving parents in volunteer activities; and

 

Meetings

The PAC meetings provide an opportunity for all guardians to be supported in their role as parents of teenage students. It is an opportunity to become informed on issues important in the intellectual and social growth and development of your children. Generally, these will take place on the third Monday of each month at 6pm in the library. At meetings, you will have the opportunity to ask and have answered all of your questions about the school. You will not be asked to fundraise or volunteer for committees. You are encouraged to take an active role in the education of your child and to become a participant at our PAC meetings. Parents are also encouraged to be part of the District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC).