Parent Advisory Council Information


What is a PAC? The School Act gives parents the right, through PACs, to assume an advisory role in every school. PAC is the officially recognized collective voice of parents of their school. A PAC, through its elected officers, may advise the school board, the principal and staff of the school respecting any matter relating to the school. PACs 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; involving parents in volunteer activities; and openly discussing parents’ concerns and aspirations for their schools.

Full information about PACs  and how you can be part of your child’s school can be found at



May 1/18

BenchPAC.April 2018

Mar. 28/18

Minion Movie night – April 6 2018

Feb. 28/18

January 2018 PAC minutes

Jan 19/18

There is a PAC meeting on Jan 24th at 6:30pm in the multi purpose room, snacks for your children are provided. We hope to see you all there!


Dec. 12/17

PAC MEETING – December 12, 2017 WP     Minutes

Dec 12/17

Many programs and events wouldn’t exist at Bench without our amazing volunteers. We strongly encourage every parent to sign up for at least one volunteer opportunity each term. There will be a list of opportunities for the next two terms coming out this January. Please take time to volunteer and make our school year an amazing one! Contact or if you would like to volunteer.


Dec 6/17

PAC is collecting new and gently loved items for our Annual
Christmas Emporium Event! Students will delight in
shopping for their families Thur. Dec 14th & Fri. Dec 15th.
Most items will be $1 & $2 each.
Please bring your donations to the school and place them in
the collection boxes outside the office
DONATION DATES: Tues. Nov. 28th – Fri. Dec. 8th
PAC thanks you for your generous support!
*bath products * candles * toys *jewelry *decorations *kitchen items* ~~~ small items for men, women, boys, girls & babies!~~~
Questions? Contact Emporium Coordinator Kristy Hale

Nov 28/17

Hello parents,

Our Winter performance is coming up next week. PAC is looking for a bake sale coordinator and some baking for their fundraising efforts. The concert is next Thursday December 7th. If you are able to help please email Taryn at

Thanks so much!

Nov 23/17

Ms. Miller is looking for yoga mats for the yoga unit she is doing at school. If anyone has any that they are not using and would like to donate we will accept them at the office. Thanks for your support!

Nov 23/17

The next hot lunch is from Shawnigan Lake Subway on Dec 13th.  Orders & Payments due Dec 8th.
Ordering available online at or paper forms available at the office.
etransfers can be sent to, cheques payable to Bench PAC or cash also accepted.

Nov 23/17

PAC would like to remind parents anytime you shop at Country Grocer please remember to save your receipts. You can drop them off in the green container just outside the office. The PAC receives a percentage back in gift cards we can use for things like hot lunch, funfair, resource room, etc. basically any function we have or request from classes for food items. A few things to note, please do not hold onto them too long as we are only allowed to submit receipts from the last 10 months. There is no need to total this for us.

Nov 21/17

PAC MEETING  minutes- November 21, 2017

Nov 20/17

Good day Families;

For those who purchased chicken, you can come to Bench Saturday, November 25 between noon and 1PM to pick up your orders.

Christmas Emporium flyer is attached also.

Bench PAC               PAC Emporium Flyer 2017

Sept 26/17

BPAC MEETING MINUTES – September 26, 2017