PAC Meeting Schedule
PAC Meetings are held on Wednesday mornings at 8:30am in the Learning Commons
October 23 2019
November 27 2019
January 22 2019 TRADES: why they are great and what they look like. Stephanie Jansen will speak about our Work Experience (WEX) and Train in Trades programs while highlighting our relationship with ITA.
February 19 2020 GAP YEAR: The advantages and opportunities for students who are thinking about taking a gap year. Hosted by Ms. Aldred and will include guests from the trades and companies that formally orchestrate gap year ‘programs’ (endorsed by the teachers eg Latitude TBA)
April 22 2020 NON STEM CHOICES and how to survive post secondary education. In particular it will focus on the value of a social science or arts degree with guest speaker Sean Zwagerman. Sean is a fellow parent of a current Grade 8 Rockridge student who is also the Associate Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and works in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University.
May 27 2020 CAREER LIFE CONNECTIONS: Ms Ferrajon and Aldred will review the Career Life Connections Program and how it is rolling out with focus on how to get into university for those who wish to.
All parents and guardians are encouraged to attend, get an update from Principal Duncan, and hear engaging speakers. Our final meeting on May 27 will be our Annual General Meeting.
The executive recognizes that morning meetings are not feasible for many parents. For parents who cannot attend, minutes and presentations are posted on the website shortly after each meeting.
Speakers are announced in PAC Exec regular e-bulletins and RSPAC FB page.
The executive is here to represent you as parents and we want to hear from you with your feedback, suggestions, you name it. We are all the PAC.
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