UHILL for Newcomers

Being part of UBC, UHill has many kids from all over the world. Maybe some of the families are new to Canada and do not know how the school system works. We have decided to compose this list of useful information about the school routine and we hope you will find it useful.

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Survey for Parents of Special Needs Children who are not receiving a Full Day at School

Please see below as received from BCCPAC:

BCCPAC strongly believes that every child deserves equitable access to a full day of education. Since the spring, we have been actively advocating regarding the problems faced by families of children with special needs who are unable to attend school full time.

BCCPAC is conducting a three-minute parent survey to confirm how widespread this issue is across BC public schools: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BCCPACFullDaySchool.

The survey will close on October 6, 2017.

BCCPAC will be taking survey results directly to the Ministry of Education with the expectation that changes will be made to end discrimination against children with complex learning needs.

Leading the PAC

The British Columbia Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) provides some excellent guidance for those responsible for guiding, organizing, and helping direct the activities of a school Parent Advisory Council.  The BCCPAC lists some of these resources here (http://bccpac.bc.ca/resources-tag/leadership-manual/).  For those who find a single document useful, please see the BCCPAC leadership manual available here.