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Principal's Message

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!​

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So pleased to have presented on the REAL work of Nelson Mandela High School...living, breathing, and doing the work of High School Redesign! Thanks to our presenters and all who attended. #WeAreCBE @CBE_Area4 https://t.co/1PkrmnGv14

NMHS Youth Champions presenting today @ Youth Champion Forum about the impact of their 'Humans of Mandela' project - discussing importance of empathy & compassion to foster healthy relationships for a positive school culture #MandelaCares #WeAreCBE @CBE_Area4 @CMHAYouthSMART https://t.co/rmE1RkVnbf

Such an incredible opportunity for our visually impaired students. Thanks to all those who helped to make this awesome event happen. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/YDs6ixClrH

An awesome showing by all of the the teams competing @MandelaUnited today at FTC Round 3 - Rover Ruckus Challenge. Gracious Professionalism at its finest. Well done competitors! @FTCAlberta @CBE_Area4 @PLougheedCBE @TedHarrisonCBE #WeAreCBE https://t.co/jnVTQfpKz8

Congrats to all of our NMHS wrestlers who competed at the @SWCHighSchool Invitational tournament Friday & Saturday. Wrestlers came home with a gold and a bronze - well done. Thanks to Coaches Kleinitz, Thompson, & Cameron! 🏅🎉 https://t.co/UUOmnmnaCb

Competitive robotics season has started at NMHS. Come check out the competition Feb 9 - our 2 jr teams will compete against nearly 2 dozen other teams from feeder schools in the Rover Ruckus Challenge at the NMHS Stadium Steps 1st match @ 11:30am @CBE_Area4 @yyCBEdu #WeAreCBE https://t.co/HJmcTSqA3s

What better way to start 2nd semester off than with a visit from Chief Superintendent Usih @UsihChristopher. So proud to show him the many great things happening @MandelaUnited. Students & staff were thrilled to share what NMHS is all about. @CBE_Area4 @yyCBEdu #WeAreCBE 🎉 https://t.co/z5eU8BqB8N

Impressed with the turn out & guests we hosted yesterday, not just our feeder schools, but many other schools in our community too!. So many other guests attended our evening Open House to learn more about NMHS. So proud to show what we have to offer. https://t.co/ZwKB3FQny2

Youth Champions have brought the De-Stress Zone back for a 2nd yr. Join us in rm 1186 before your exam - calm your mind, practice self-care & begin your exam in a prepared, confident state of mind. Choose your own mindfulness adventure from several interactive/meditative stns. https://t.co/AtQZA2KmCf

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Nelson Mandela High School

45 Saddletowne Circle NE Calgary, AB, T3J 0C9
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School Contacts

Principal
Ms Teresa Martin
Assistant Principal
Mr Simeon Perritt
Assistant Principal
Mr Christos Sagriotis
Assistant Principal
Ms Aileen Smyth
Area Director
Dr Dianne Yee
Trustee
Marilyn Dennis

School Information

Grades
10-12
Enrolment
1838
Programs
Advanced Placement (AP) Career & Technology Dual Credit Off-Campus Work Experience Regular
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School Hours

Morning Start
9:00 AM
Dismissal
3:32 PM
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