Nelson Mandela (b. 1918 – d. 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalized racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial  reconciliation. He won a Nobel Prize in 1993, was recognized for the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, appointed honourary Companion of the Order of Canada in 1998 and received honorary Canadian Citizenship in 2001. The Nelson Mandela Foundation was founded in 1999 to focus on rural development, school construction and combating HIV/AIDS.

The CBE is proud to name a new school for someone whose work and life impacted so many people around the world. We believe that Nelson Mandela’s legacy exemplifies the incredible and significant difference that one person can make, which is an important lesson for our students.

After gathering and evaluating input from parents, students and community members, the school naming committee recommended this name to the Board of Trustees for its approval. The committee was comprised of CBE Trustees, parent and/or community representatives, students and members of CBE administration.

The ‘Mandela Advantage’

Nelson Mandela High School - a place where students come - to learn, to prosper, and to succeed.

Where:

  • Learning is personalized for all students.
  • Relationships are central to our purpose.
  • We create and build a positive culture – one that is an inclusive environment with high expectations for all, one that provides a safe caring environment that responds to our students, one that respects and embraces diversity.
  • Student focus through Learning Communities and Success Time.
  • Significant relationships developed in core classes and in Connect Time.
  • Multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach to teaching and learning.
  • Outstanding state of the art CTS facilities, Learning Commons and flex spaces.


About Us

Nelson Mandela (b. 1918 – d. 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalized racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial  reconciliation. He won a Nobel Prize in 1993, was recognized for the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, appointed honourary Companion of the Order of Canada in 1998 and received honorary Canadian Citizenship in 2001. The Nelson Mandela Foundation was founded in 1999 to focus on rural development, school construction and combating HIV/AIDS.

The CBE is proud to name a new school for someone whose work and life impacted so many people around the world. We believe that Nelson Mandela’s legacy exemplifies the incredible and significant difference that one person can make, which is an important lesson for our students.

After gathering and evaluating input from parents, students and community members, the school naming committee recommended this name to the Board of Trustees for its approval. The committee was comprised of CBE Trustees, parent and/or community representatives, students and members of CBE administration.

The ‘Mandela Advantage’

Nelson Mandela High School - a place where students come - to learn, to prosper, and to succeed.

Where:

  • Learning is personalized for all students.
  • Relationships are central to our purpose.
  • We create and build a positive culture – one that is an inclusive environment with high expectations for all, one that provides a safe caring environment that responds to our students, one that respects and embraces diversity.
  • Student focus through Learning Communities and Success Time.
  • Significant relationships developed in core classes and in Connect Time.
  • Multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach to teaching and learning.
  • Outstanding state of the art CTS facilities, Learning Commons and flex spaces.


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​About the CBE

The CBE is the largest school district in Western Canada. Our mission is to ensure each student, in keeping with his or her individual abilities and gifts, completes high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning. You can look on the CBE website for more information. ​​

RT @MWay888: The team continues to impress, even through a global crisis, with their top notch Chairman's award video. These are amazing students who I'm proud to be associated with. #WeAreUnited #YYCBE #OMGRobots @MandelaUnited @Teresa_A_Martin @UsihChristopher @LPpritchard22 @Team1622 https://t.co/KOyQ5R6J9m

RT @Ms_KStarnes: I understand the locations listed here are not close to @MandelaUnited , but if needed.. here's the information for Brown bag lunches. Stay safe and practice social distancing. @BrownBaggingIt https://t.co/6tzsVt88f4

RT @Indigenous_cbe: Important #Cree101 teachings from our friends fox, duck, butterfly, and bear. 🦊🦆🦋🐻❤️ asowīnīta asowīthīta asowīyīta https://t.co/EWqUIZTGod https://t.co/uP1JwbVhML

Opening night for Almost Maine is in the books! Make sure you don’t miss out. Showing again tonight and tomorrow at 7pm, $10 per ticket. So proud of all our students who are part of this production! #wearecbe

RT @Teresa_A_Martin: So awesome to attend opening night of @MandelaUnited drama production “Almost, Maine”. Impressive performances by all of the cast! Such creative use of space when you don’t have a theatre! Shout out to all the students involved in this fun production- so entertaining. #weareCBE https://t.co/oF73ddaORo

Battled hard but couldn’t complete the comeback. Congrats to @SGASport_CCSD on their title. https://t.co/nhTGGu9Zm3

Awesome idea and way to celebrate and remember Manmeet! #wearecbe https://t.co/3uhGvfcOMf

RT @Teresa_A_Martin: Cheering on @MandelaUnited at city finals tomorrow - hope to see you there!🎉 #WeAreUnited https://t.co/xIkUK1rIQy

Come cheer us on tomorrow at @HenryWiseWood vs. @stgabriel_cssd at 4:30pm in the city finals!

RT @MSBhullarCBE: Tomorrow at 11pm we celebrate our namesake Manmeet Singh Bhullar’s 40th birthday. Empower, Unite, Inspire and Serve are words Manmeet lived by and words we strive for @MSBhullarCBE #NicetoManmeetYou #WeAreCBE https://t.co/RWPiqOCmbo