The Hastings PAC supports and contributes to a number of initiatives throughout the year. You can find out more about them here.
PAC Class Rep
Are you a parent looking to get involved at Hastings?
Help the PAC by becoming a Class Rep!
The Hastings Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is seeking parent/guardian class representatives.
As a class rep, we ask that you:
- attend monthly PAC meetings
- hear the Principal and VP’s monthly reports
- bring feedback and questions
- share valuable information with other parents
We are seeking class reps for the following divisions:
- Div 06F - van der Kuur
- Div 09F - Nadeau
- Div 10F - Beattie
- Div 11 - Berger
- Div 12 - Wall
- Div 13F - Corrie
- Div 14F - Berger-Bodolec
- Div 15 - Wong
- Div 17 - Grunfeld
- Div 18 - Campese
- Div 19F - Verin
- Div 21 - Patrick
- Div 25 - Rantamaa
- Div 26 - Archer
Walking School Bus
Hastings PAC is delighted to support our school's Walking School Bus program, now in its third year. The WSB provides leadership opportunities for senior students and for students to form connections between different grades and programs. It also provides a fun way for students to have additional physical activity on a daily basis, and to decrease the level of vehicle congestion around school. In an era of growing awareness around climate change, every participant in the WSB is taking steps forward to the planet we want to have in the future.
This year's WSB is running as Team Burrardview, Team Templeton, and Team Victoria Drive. Each morning, WSB groups walk along specific routes, picking up additional students as they get closer to school. If you're interested in joining a group or want to know about starting up your own, please email WSB planning lead Claudia Gawryluik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hastings: Day One
We loved the chance to hang out in the primary playground on the first day of school, fueled by Laughing Bean coffee, Pine House baked goods, and produce from Donald's Market. The Hastings: Day One party was an opportunity to extend a heartfelt welcome to families new to Hastings, as well as all our returning families, teachers, and staff members. The event was funded by a grant from the Hastings North Community Partners Group, as well as Hastings PAC. We hope to make this welcome party an annual event!
Hastings PAC was proud to contribute $6,000 toward this year's Grade 7 leadership camp. This was the first year for a camp involving both the English and French immersion students, providing a fantastic opportunity to strengthen connections and build our school community. Given the change in timing for the camp - to the beginning of the school year, rather than the midpoint or tail-end of the year, which affected fundraising capability - Hastings PAC decided to strengthen the depth of its funding commitment for 2019-2020. (PAC has supported the camp every year.)
Direct Donation Campaign
Hastings PAC launched the inaugural Direct Donation campaign last year. It came in response to parents who say they don't necessarily have the time or opportunity to participate in PAC events, but still want to show their support by simply providing funds. Last year's campaign raised $8,200 from parents, with school administration generously topping up the amount to $15,000 in total. These funds are being used to support various STEM initiatives, where the specific classroom needs were directed by teachers at Hastings.