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January 2018

The opening of Nelson Mandela High School last year was truly an amazing experience for staff, students and parents.  It was nothing short of incredible and it was a year filled with so many ‘firsts’ both exciting and challenging.  These events helped shape the culture of Mandela – that of truly being ‘United’.  As we embark on a new year, with a full complement of students we know that our staff and students are proud of the school we have created and the culture we have begun to establish.

At Nelson Mandela High School, we believe in personalizing learning for each and every one of our students.  Through a culture built on the power of strong relationships and really getting to know our students we believe we are able to challenge our students to be forward thinking and creative in the work they are undertaking while maintaining high standards of rigor and excellence.  We believe that high school should be a time of excitement and curiosity for students as they learn more about who they are as learners, take on new challenges and experience so many of the new courses that are available to them.  The choices are indeed abundant.

The key to high school success is to become involved and really try out new things, finding your passion, and taking advantage of the many unique opportunities that become available to students – really the sky is the limit.  Athletic teams are available in all sports at the junior and senior levels. Coaches are eager to engage and encourage you to develop your skills. Excellent sportsmanship, genuine enthusiasm and a strong work ethic exemplify the athletic experience. Involvement in school doesn’t end there…there are so many clubs and other activities to be involved with.  We truly encourage every student to find something that helps to define and enhance their high school experience at Mandela.  Whether it is academics or extracurricular opportunities you are seeking – Nelson Mandela High School has so much to offer. 

On behalf of the staff of Nelson Mandela High School, we welcome you to our school.  We know that by working together, collaborating, sharing ideas, listening to one another, and offering feedback we will continue to create an amazing school.  Welcome to Nelson Mandela High School – we truly are United!

December 22
Welcome to Nelson Mandela Home of the United

We are pleased to be opening a state of the art facility that offer students access to some amazing opportunities including such things as culinary, aviation, fine arts, languages, CTS offering such as robotics, electro technologies to just name a few. 

Along with the amazing facilities we want our students to be forward thinking and creative in the work they are doing all the while building strong relationships with their teachers and with other students.  Teachers will be creative in the tasks they are designing for their students as well as the way they will be assessing students.  By building strong relationships with their students, teachers will really get to know who their students are as learners and be able to truly personalize the learning for their students. 

Our goal is for all students to be successful and this personalized approach to learning is just one way we hope to accomplish this.  We cannot use a one size fits all system for our students and we really do need to look at each individuals needs and their learning styles.  Our challenge will be for students and teachers to work together to design those meaningful learning experiences.  If we are able to be successful in doing this we really believe that we will achieve the goal of all students being successful.  We are united.

See the video of Principal's message from Mandela United TV on Vimeo.​

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