2015 - 2016 VCPAC Executive (effective June 1)

President - Audrey Smith

Vice-President - John Bird

Secretary - Wendy Joyce

Treasurer - Brena Robinson

Director - Swati Scott

Director - Norm Tandberg

Director - Ted Godwin

Director - Kami Bourgeois

Director - Vincenza Gruppuso

2016 - 2017 VCPAC Executive (effective June 1)

President - Audrey Smith

Vice President:  Norm Tandeberg

Secretary:  Swati Scott

Treasurer:  vacant

Director:  Vincenza Gruppuso

Director:  Marketa Lund

Director:  Jodi Whiteman

Director:  Tamara Pillipow

Director:  vacant


March 26, 2015       Media Release

VCPAC calls on Minister of Education to Return Administrative Savings

VCPAC has sent a letter today to the Minister of Education recommending that he reverse the
recent decision to cut funding to districts pursuant to his Ministry’s directive to find administrative


“In our district, we have sought and achieved efficiencies in our administrative costs for many
years, said VCPAC President, John Bird.  “The recent cuts will return these savings to the province
instead of providing resources for our classrooms as we intended.”

Media Release

Letter to Minister of Education

Nominations are being accepted until May 10th for the 2019 VCPAC Awards. We have many amazing people in our district and this is our chance to show our appreciation of their contributions to our students. Our awards ceremony will take place during our May meeting.

School Wellness:

Mental, Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-being





Robin Grille

Robin's seminars focus on healthy emotional development for children and parents; while building supportive, co-operative communities. His work is also animated by his belief that humanity's future is largely dependent on the way we collectively relate to our children.


Gary Anaka

The Teenage Brain: Discover why it's critical to keep teenagers moving, how to grow new brain cells, the six magical brain states for learning and how dopamine drives behaviours & attitudes.

Want to help teenagers in today's world....begin with their brain.


Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Spectrum Community School, 957 Burnside Rd West, Victoria

 This year's speakers include:

Sophia Baker-French, MSc, RD

Jennifer Gibson

Kelly Graham

Monique Gray-Smith

Sydney Massy

Adrienne Ngai, MSc, RD

Dr. Richard Stanwick

Brenda Whittam-Neary


Registration opens November 11, 2014

Early Bird Rate $75* Register on line by January 21

$100* if registered after January 21 

*Includes lunch & refreshments


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NOTE:  SD61 Parent Advisory Councils were sent an email with two complementary ticket codes on November 11th.  Unused codes are now being redistributed.  Please send requests to .


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