Mount Benson Elementary School

PAC (Parent Advisory Council)

The Mount Benson Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) invites all parents to attend our meetings. PAC meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Library (except December when no meeting is scheduled).

We offer complimentary child minding by Mount Benson students who have completed their babysitting course.

Come learn what's happening in the school and how best the PAC can enrich the school experience for our students.

School Closure

Mount Benson elementary is currently slated to close on June 30, 2008. To help with the transition, the PAC will attempt to provide as much information as possible leading up to the closure, and also following the closure. (More Closure Information)

PAC Bursary

Each year the PAC sponsors a bursary for a former student through an endowment fund they have set up. Please see the PAC Bursary webpage for more inforation about apply or giving.


Attending the PAC Meetings provides an opportunity to get an update on what is happening at the school and in the district.

When volunteers are availble the PAC provides services to help keep the school community healthy.

The PAC also fundraises to support the school and the educational experience of the student community. Historically the PAC has assisted with:

  • Playground Equipment
  • Band Instruments
  • Field trips
  • Audio & Visual Equipment
  • Community Initiatives like the Emergency Kiosk

Online Games

We are putting some online games on the website which can help adults and children in improving their computer skills in a fun way, while challenging them in other ways.


Many hands make light work so if you would like to help out with any of the above please come to the next PAC meeting or let someone on the Executive know so we can get you involved.

More PAC Information

School Advocacy

October 24, 2007 Presentation regarding District's Plan to reallocate Approved Expansion.

December 19, 2007 Presentation regarding School Utilization levels.

January 29, 2008 - Community Information Meeting In Mount Benson Gym

April 15, 2008 - Presentation on School Size and Site size

April 15, 2008 - Presentation on Programs on

April 15, 2008 - Presentation on Safety

April 15, 2008 Consultation submission: Savings.

Response to District Wide Facility Renewal Plan

School Site Improvements

List of Planned and pending site improvements which the PAC is involved in, or advocating for.


Food Guidelines

Wellington Neighbourhood Information

Wellington Athletic Fields/School Fields project

The Wellington Community Association has a brief list of neighbourhood amenities.

Documents Referenced by Mount Benson PAC for Presentations and Research

Information and research tools about School District 68

Library of Reference Documents

Site Map
Mount Benson Elementary School
4355 Jingle Pot Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 5P4, Canada - (250) 758-1536