The West Vancouver District Parent Advisory Council (WVDPAC) is an advisory body of parent volunteers from all West Vancouver public schools. Together, we promote parental views to the West Vancouver Board of Education and work with the West Vancouver School District to build the learning environment we want for our children.
DPAC General Meeting Schedule 2022/2023
Please join us in person for our next General Meeting on May 3rd at 9:15AM at the Inglewood Learning Centre, located at the south end of West Vancouver Secondary. Access to the portable is from Inglewood Avenue.
The meeting agenda and a zoom link for those unable to attend in person will be sent out closer to the meeting date to all PAC Chairs and DPAC Representatives.
If you have not received an email, sign up or check the status of your subscription to DPAC emails HERE.
Scheduled DPAC meetings 2022-2023 (9:15-11:00AM) at the Inglewood Learning Centre:
Wednesday, October 5th, 2022
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022
Wednesday December 7th, 2022
Wednesday January 4th, 2023
Wednesday February 1st, 2023
Wednesday March 1st, 2023
Wednesday April 5th, 2023
Wednesday May 3rd, 2023
Wednesday June 7th, 2023 (AGM)
An open discussion will take place at the end of each meeting, allowing for the sharing of ideas, resources, or a continuation of discussions initiated at the General Meeting.
All parents/guardians of students enrolled in West Vancouver Schools are welcome to attend DPAC meetings. Contact your school PAC for meeting information or subscribe to our DPAC emails HERE to be kept informed.
Dr. Hayley Watson
Succeeding in today’s world: helping your child live up to their fullest potential
April 24th, 2023
We had an incredible turn out at Dr. Hayley Watson’s talk on supporting our kids develop resiliency during their academic years. She provided the audience with simple parent guided strategies.
The slides from her presentation are here for those interested.
Chris (Syeta’xtn) Lewis – “Talking about Inclusion, Anti-Racism and Diversity”
Thursday May 26th, 2022
WVDPAC brought Chris (Syeta’xtn) Lewis for an engaging session on “Talking about Inclusion, Anti-Racism and Diversity”. In a candid interview-style setting, Chris shared his power of storytelling to address our community’s history and First Peoples, while exploring equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Dr. Yong Zhao – “Teaching Students to become Self Determined Learners in a Post COVID World”
Thursday February 17th, 2022 (Virtual Event)
WVDPAC brought acclaimed scholar, author and speaker Dr. Yong Zhao back for an informative evening discussion on his latest book about preparing students to succeed in a post COVID world. The presentation opened with an introduction from Superintendent Kennedy, discussing Schools beyond COVID-19, Accelerating Changes that Matter for Learning.
Talking About Inclusion, Anti-Racism & Diversity: Chapter 2
Virtual Event with Sempulyan
Tuesday, April 27th, 7-8:30pm
Sempulyan’s Residential School Story
Thank you to those who were able to join us for the second chapter of our Inclusion and Diversity series. Through personal narrative, Sempulyan – Stewart Gonzales – shared his experiences as a residential school survivor and his journey of healing in order to help us to understand reconciliation and our shared history.
Sempulyan is a member of the Squamish Nation and an Indigenous Cultural Worker.
More information can be found here.