About us

What is a PAC?

The PAC is the Parent Advisory Council.

PAC membership: All parents/guardians of children in a school are members of the PAC and entitled to attend meetings. Administrators and staff may be invited to become non-voting members.

PAC executive membership: PACs annually elect the PAC executives, usually consisting of a chair, vice-chair, secretary, treasurer, and such other members of the Council as the membership decides.

PAC voting: All parents/guardians of children in a school are entitled to vote at general PAC meetings. Administrators and staff do not vote.

“Through their elected executives from parents in the school, PACs communicate with their parent community gathering and discussing issues of importance regarding their school in order to adequately advise those that influence their school...PACs, with strong participation from parents, have an important influence on life at the school and the feelings the community has toward the school and education.

There is strong evidence that increased parent involvement in the school results in increased student achievement, accomplishment, satisfaction, and bonding all of which result in decreased dropout rates and better citizen."

– BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

Constitution and Bylaws

View Constitution and Bylaws

2018.06.12 Bylaws.pdf
Call for PAC nominations.pdf

Sunnyside PAC goals

Support the School, staff, students, and families

We will work collaboratively with all invested parties to maximize the learning opportunities and experiences.

  • Communication: We will liaise, advocate, inform, influence, and collaborate, in order to ensure that the family voice and the school are aligned.
  • Fundraise: We will use fundraising activities to deliver products and create experiences that build community, promote social responsibility, and support learning and developmental needs.

Create Community

We will strengthen and grow our community though school events and activities that promote belonging, partnership, and celebration.

Promote Good Citizenship

We will provide opportunities for children and families to have a positive impact in the community and participate in charitable giving.

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”

– W.B. Yeats


Sunnyside Elementary

2828 159 Street

Surrey, BC

V3Z 0E5

Our logo

Our school logo was redesigned in 2017. Refer to the presentation deck for the logo redesign process and options.

The winning design was decided by the students, staff, and families.


Presentation deck