About Us

The Handsworth Secondary School Association (HSSA)/ Handsworth Parent Advisory Council (HPAC) is the voice of parents at Handsworth. Members include parents and guardians of all Handsworth students.


The purpose of the HPAC is to represent parents with the goal of supporting student success and building a strong community. We promote a positive partnership between home and school with clear and open communications. We work towards enhancing the educational experiences and resources for our students and fostering the well-being of students and families in our Handsworth community. 

We are guided by and support the Handsworth School Vision:

The Handsworth community develops empowered, innovative and compassionate learners who serve and lead with curiosity and integrity.

What we do

When we Meet

Executive meetings are held one week prior to the scheduled HPAC during which the agenda for the general meeting is set. If you have any concerns, issues or ideas that you would like to raise at a future HPAC meeting, please get in touch with one of our executive members so it can be discussed and put on the agenda.

HPAC generally meets every third Monday at 7:00 pm in the school library. There are no meetings in December and March. The meeting in May (AGM) is the second Monday. Please refer to our events page for upcoming meetings.

Contact Us

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2016-17 HPAC Executive


Carolyn Warner, Chair

Sally Gregg, Secretary

Dave Anderson, Treasurer
Quinn Cashion (DPAC Rep.)

Gitta Oldendorff
Lori Wheeler
Elly Safari
Azita Namazi

Min Xuan
Andrea Campbell (Athletic Council Rep.)