Useful social media resources
- @Hamberdb (Hamber Eternal Dragon Boat)
- @ConstableStokes (School Liaison Officer)
Other web resources
- Eric Hamber school website: http://hamber.vsb.bc.ca
- Vancouver District PAC (DPAC): http://vsbdpac.ca
- BCCPAC: http://www.bccpac.bc.ca
- Vancouver School Board: http://www.vsb.bc.ca
The SACY [School Age Children and Youth] program is a joint initiative of the Vancouver School Board and Vancouver Coastal Health in collaboration with the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Police Department, the University of British Columbia, and the Centre for Addictions Research of BC to tackle issues of substance abuse and teens. SACY staff work in the school to connect with parents and caregivers in order to increase parent engagement and involvement in the school community. They also provide support to foster strong relationships between parents and their teens, utilizing a strengths-based model that emphasizes positives.
See also http://www.vsb.bc.ca/sacy for more information about the program.
What is a 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 openly discussing parents' concerns and aspirations for their schools.