Campbell River District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC)

Welcome to the parents voice of SD 72, we aim to represent and meet the needs of all our families and members!

About us

Campbell River District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC)

The School Act gives parents the right, through District Parent Advisory Councils (DPACs), to provide feedback in their school district. DPAC is the officially recognized collective voice of parents of their school district. A DPAC, through its elected officers, may advise the school board, and Board of Trustees respecting any matter relating to the education of the students and the school district.

DPACs are forums within each community to discuss matters affecting your district and the education of your children. Parents’ voices are a tremendous value to their school district. They offer a wealth of ideas and support in the challenges that face all public school districts. DPACs 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 district;
  • involving parents in volunteer activities; and
  • openly discussing parents’ concerns and aspirations for their school districts.

Who Can Become a Member of DPAC?

All parents and guardians of students registered in the school district are able to participate and are members of the DPAC. 

What Governs A DPAC?

As an autonomous body, the DPAC must abide by its Constitution and Bylaws and the School Act. DPACs are NOT required to register as a non-profit or under the BC Societies Act.

How Does A DPAC Work?

Through their elected executives from representative parents from District schools, DPACs communicate with their parent community gathering and discussing issues of importance regarding their district in order to adequately advise those that influence their district. In addition to DPAC meetings communication may also be done through, newsletters, telephone, email, and websites so that all parents have the opportunity for input. DPACs, with strong participation from parents, have an important influence on life within the community and it contributes toward strengthening the district and educators. 

Purpose of a DPAC

  1. To advise the Superintendent and Trustees on parents’ views and feedback about school district programs, policies, plans and activities.
  2. To organize DPAC activities and events and endeavour to provide parent and student education.
  3. To encourage parent involvement in the district, and to support programs that promote parent involvement.
  4. To communicate with parents, and to promote co-operation between the schools, homes and district in providing support for the education of children.
  5. To assist parents in accessing the system and to advocate on behalf of parents and students.
  6. To advise and participate in the activities of the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC).

The business of the DPAC shall be unbiased in respect of race, colour, religion, politics, family status, gender, sexual orientation or physical or mental ability. The DPAC is not a forum for the discussion of individual school personnel, parents, or other individual members of the school community.

 

*Content is guided courtesy of the BBCPAC website. 

https://bccpac.bc.ca/index.php/members/pac-dpac/what-is-a-pac

1 month ago

SD72 - District PAC
Looking for something to do with the little ones? Take a drive to Willow Point and check out the new driftwood art installation. While there think of a name for our new neighbour and enter the contest. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

SD72 - District PAC
The first DPAC meeting of the school year is tonight Tuesday, Oct 18th at 7pm. It will be an in-person meeting at the school board office. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

SD72 - District PAC
Reminder for parents and the community of an amazing program to support - Bikes for Kids!Read more on how you can get involved!Every Kid Deserves a Bike!Is it that time of year again?With this weather lately it seems like mid summer, but we’re quickly approaching Halloween and then shortly thereafter, Christmas.I don’t typically like Christmas. I feel it’s too commercial and as much as I love the family time, I get frustrated with my kids wanting more and more.I’m sure I was the same when I was a kid and I was lucky to never suffer for anything needed. My family was never wealthy, but my sister and I were looked after.Throughout my youth I can’t really remember any gifts I received over all those Christmas holidays, except for bikes.On those few occasions where Mom and Dad snuck a bike under the tree, I remember every detail of those days . . . and most of the following year filled with great riding adventures.Obviously these days with inflation, high costs of living, and other global financial hits, it’s tough for many parents to spoil their kids at Christmas, and it saddens me to know that many kids won’t get the opportunity to enjoy that Christmas bike.Remember the freedom you felt when you could ride to the lake, or across town to your buddy’s house. No need to rely on Mom and Dad anymore, just you on your bike, out and about.At Swicked we feel that owning a bike as a kid is a right, not a privilege, and, with the community’s help, we try to get a bike under every kid with our "Bikes for Kids” program.How does it work you ask?The community, that’s you, donate old bikes, bikes that are worn out, or bikes that are just taking up space in your garage collecting dust. The team at Swicked, along with my kids, work on all these bikes over the next two months and get them safe, riding well, and looking great before the Angel tree helps us place them under Christmas trees.We’ve typically placed between 40 and 60 bikes per year and we’ve heard some stories of amazing results over the last 12 seasons.I think this year we’ll have more requests than ever and we need your help.So, if you have a bike that needs some repair, or just isn’t being used anymore, and it will fit a kid or young teen, please bring it bike by Swicked Cycles at 1393 Spruce St. during business hours, and we’ll get to work making it beautiful again.Don’t have a bike, but still want to help out? We also accept cash donations that go toward buying helmets for the kids as well.We started “Bikes for Kids” well before we had kids of our own. They have both grown up watching this program evolve and seeing that not everyone gets more and more each Christmas. This has been a great learning tool for my little family and we’ve all come to appreciate experiences more than things.It may sound hypocritical to talk about experiences as we’re trying to give STUFF to kids, but some of our best family experiences have been while riding bikes, so please help us give those experiences to as many kids as possible.I’m James Durand and I’m Goin’ Ridin' ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

SD72 - District PAC
Thank you for your dedication to our children’s education!We recognized and honourd the dedicated service of this year's #CRSD72 retirees on Sept. 22. Choosing to work in education is much more than a field. It is about relationships and helping to influence a better community, regardless of the position or job title. We thank these retirees and wish them the very best in all their future adventures! ... See MoreSee Less
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