Big Announcement- Dasmesh’s New Principal



                 Dasmesh Punjabi Educational Association

                 5930 Riverside St, Abbotsford, BC V4X 1T8

                 Phone: 604-826-1666, Fax: 604-820-8924



Dear Members of Dasmesh Punjabi School:

I am pleased to announce that a new principal, Mr. Jaspal Singh Dhaliwal, has been selected to lead our amazing school. The Board of Dasmesh Punjabi Education Association made up of Directors and Trustees have completed their task. They have worked as a team to review applications and interview many exceptional candidates. As one of the finalist candidates, Mr. Dhaliwal has been selected.

This letter is to notify you that beginning July 1st, 2018 Mr. Jaspal Singh Dhaliwal, will begin his assignment as the new principal assigned to lead Dasmesh Punjabi School. Mr. Jaspal Singh Dhaliwal is an experienced and successful administrator who has been an educator for the last 22 years. He will be the fourth principal in the school’s 32-year history.

Mr. Dhaliwal has an impressive educational background. He holds two Bachelor’s Degrees from Punjab University Chandigarh in Education and Science. In 1992 he obtained a Masters in Science of Applied Physics from the University of Patiala. After moving to Canada in 1993 Jaspal Singh enrolled at the University of the Fraser Valley and completed his English Literature and Composition. He continued with his passion for education and received an Interim Teaching Certificate from BC Collage of Teachers in 1995. In 1998 he received his Permanent Professional Teaching certificate.

Mr. Jaspal Dhaliwal started his career at Dasmesh in September of 1996 as a Math and Science Teacher for grades 4-7. As the school grew, so did Mr. Dhaliwal’s role. Under the leadership of founding Principal Dr. Dalip Singh Gill, Mr. Dhaliwal took on the role of Department Head for Math and Science and took the initiative to introduce our students to the Regional Science Fairs, Math league and BC High School contests. Now, our students compete at the regional and national levels bringing home distinguished awards.

In 2009 under the leadership of then Principal Mrs. Sulochana Chand, Mr. Dhaliwal was appointed as a 60% FTE vice-principal and senior secondary Pre-calculus and Physics teacher. By 2015 with the rapid growth of student population Mr. Dhaliwal became a full time Vice Principal and Head of the Sikh Studies and Punjabi Department.

Mr. Jaspal Singh Dhaliwal has had the opportunity to work with all three of our School’s Principals. He has been an integral part of the school’s success under their mentorship. We look forward to working with our staff, parents and community at large to support Mr. Dhaliwal in our ongoing quest to make Dasmesh Punjabi School a Beacon of Excellence.

Mr. JD, as he is affectionately known, is excited to take on the leadership role of Dasmesh Punjabi School and looks forward to building relationships and being part of success that Dasmesh Punjabi School has represented for the last 32 years.

We also wish to take this opportunity to thank Dr. George Peary for the last 4.5 years! His legacy will continue to shine at our amazing school. Congratulations to Dr. Peary for a remarkable career in education. We, your Dasmesh Family salute you! He will always be welcome at Dasmesh.

We have persevered throughout this extensive, thorough, and sometimes exhausting process together, have stayed true to our mission, and we are now thankful and excited to have found an exceptional leader in Jaspal Singh Dhaliwal to take Dasmesh Punjabi School to the next level.

Bole So NihalSat Sri Akal



Gurpiar Romana

President, Board of Directors

Dasmesh Punjabi Educational Association