Sooke Parents' Education Advisory Council (District PAC)

Powerpoint presentations by Nancy Walt, MOE
at the 2015 PAC Summit & Celebration:

- Curriculum update click here
- Example of Aboriginal content in Science click here
Register for upcoming events:

September 30: Anaphylaxis and What You Need to Know
   - scroll down for more information and to RSVP


HERE to get the latest information about Events and our Newsletters
  • Two Newsletters/month - one focused on news from SPEAC and the other on Healthy Schools


SPEAC Meetings: 
Our next meeting will be in September 2015, location TBA

Look on the
Meetings page for information:
  • dates and locations for all meetings
  • electronic link for those that cannot attend in person, but can participate online
  • information about who can vote at a meeting
Have you asked yourself, "Why should I get involved?"

Here's a great video that helps answer that question!  Click here


Parent Education Events    

"For these are all our children, and we shall all profit by or pay for,
what they become"
~ James Baldwin

***These events are all FREE unless otherwise stated

Anaphylaxis and What You Need to Know

September 30 @ Belmont Secondary School
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Interactive Poster or RSVP here
Healthy Schools Committee

October 19th @ School Board Office     7:15 pm
More info click here


Lice Check Event - Date will be announced once Procedure is completed. 

If you are having lice concerns, please contact SPEAC for direction and support

There are many partners involved in your child's education.
Click here to see who is who in the Sooke SD62 education family

How Can I Become More Involved?
Attend PAC and DPAC meetings and/or read material
put out by them for the parents
Every school has a Parents' Advisory Council (P.A.C.) which meets regularly in each 
school. All parents are eligible to be members of their school's P.A.C. and are 
encouraged to attend. P.A.C.s meet to advise and help the schools in a variety of ways, 
and to inform and support parents. 

The Sooke Parents' Education Advisory Council (S.P.E.A.C.) is the SD 62 District PAC,(DPAC) 
we usually meet the third Wednesday of every month. S.P.E.A.C. serves as a 
monthly forum for elected delegates and interested parents from each school in the 
district to meet and discuss district wide issues, and to promote education. S.P.E.A.C. 
provides parent representation on various school board committees and is represented at 
regular board meetings. 

 SPEAC Constitution and By-laws

C&B passed at the AGM on May 15, 2015

have the right to:
·  a safe environment
·  a quality education
have the right to:
·  use professional judgment
·  be treated with proper protocol
have the responsibility to:
·  try and solve their own problems when possible
·  be good school citizens
have the responsibility to:
·  teach in a professional manner
·  model socially acceptable behaviour
have the right to:
·  take part in their child’s education
·  talk with the teacher
have the right to:
·  be respected
·  be heard
·  be informed
have the responsibility to:
·  talk to the teacher directly
·  model socially acceptable behaviour
have the responsibility to:
·  treat each other fairly and with respect
·  act on our own behalf


SPEAC's Aims

·  to promote leadership in initiating and encouraging Parents' Advisory Councils at the individual school level;
·  to help parents become more familiar with educational facilities and services that are available in our school district;
·  to provide a forum for school parent groups to discuss matters of mutual interest and concern;
·  to provide leadership in developing and understanding the rights and responsibilities of the parent within the education system;
·  to promote effective communications between parents, educators, administrators, trustees and the Ministry of Education.




·  has permanent delegate status at the School District 62 Board of Education meetings;
·  is developing a series of pamphlets on volunteering and PAC positions, etc.;
·  sponsors educational forums and conferences in conjunction with other parent groups;
·  hosts an All Candidates meeting for local school trustee elections;
·  hosts Parents' Advisory Council Presidents meetings;
·  has representatives on school district committees where parents are welcome;
·  assists parents and PAC groups as needed in locating parent resources and support;
·  is a member of the British Columbia Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC).


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Phone: (250) 474-9800
Fax: (250) 474-9825