Our School

School History

The journey began in 1995 when a parent committee approached the Calgary Board of Education to request a junior high school for the communities of Sundance and Midnapore. The original application was finally approved for a 500 student school, which would accommodate some, but not all of the students in the communities. Continued co-operation and hard work by the education committee resulted in a larger school with a larger gymnasium – large enough for all of the students of Midnapore and Sundance. The provincial funding approval was signed in 1996 and construction began in the spring of 1997. The hybrid name “MidSun” symbolizes the collaboration and perseverance on the part of committee members from Midnapore and Sundance. Our students and parents can look at this facility with great pride. The building is second to none, but more importantly, the students, parents and staff make MidSun a truly great place to learn.

Our Vision

MidSun is a “School of Character” committed to personal growth and quality learning through:

  • Building strong relationships
  • Providing a safe and nurturing environment
  • Innovative and relevant learning experiences

MidSun Belief Statements

We believe that …

  • students are unique physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually
  • students learn best in an environment which is safe and promotes an understanding of diversity and respect for others
  • while assisting our students to make the transition from Elementary to Senior High School we must recognize
  • individuality, promote exploration and encourage feelings of self-worth, as well as promote a growing sense of ownership for their own learning
  • our primary purpose is ‘quality learning’ and therefore all decisions and improvement initiatives should focus on our students
  • our success will be based on the active participation of our students, parents, staff and the larger community

Rights and Responsibilities

Learning is more likely to occur in an environment where all students clearly understand what they can expect and what is expected of them. Members of the MidSun community can expect:

  • a safe and secure learning environment
  • a school committed to quality learning and to helping every student achieve their goals
  • a balanced program of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities
  • an excellent athletic program with both inter-school and intramural sports
  • a well-developed fine arts program, with both curricular and extra-curricular opportunities
  • various structures will be implemented to support students with academic challenges
  • open halls from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM (Students in the building before or after these times must be under the
  • direct supervision of a teacher)
  • outstanding facilities – well-equipped labs, learning commons, classrooms and gymnasium
  • student groups that promote and sponsor a variety of activities
  • a student phone, cafeteria, individual lockers and other facilities and services, which make MidSun a great place to learn

As well as your rights and responsibilities – the things you can expect – the school also has expectations based on CBE policy and input from parents, staff, and students.

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​​​Our School's Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

We are committed to acknowledging and supporting the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission 94 Calls to Action specific to education. Our school, along with all CBE schools, made a TRC Commitment to Action. On June 21, we renewed our commitment, which can be found under Resources.​​

Acknowledging the Land

We would like to acknowledge the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot Nations, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani and the Kainai. We also acknowledge the Tsuut’ina and Stoney Nakoda First Nations, the Métis Nation, and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.​​

​​​School Development Plan

​Each year, our school prepares a development plan with input from teachers, school staff, students and parents. We review many sources of data, including report cards, provincial achievement test results and school surveys. Based on this information, we create our plan identifying targeted areas for growth. Our school development plan is not meant to represent all of the work that takes place in our school, but rather it focuses on specific areas for improvement.​​​

​​​​School Improvement Results Report

Our school also prepares a results plan, which looks at our previous school year. It shows our students’ achievement and progress in meeting the goals and outcomes as set out by the CBE and Alberta Education, outlines some of the highlights of our school development plan and gives an overview of our school. You can look on the CBE website for system-wide results​.