Nelson Mandela High School

45 Saddletowne Circle NE
Calgary, AB, T3J 4W3
School Programs: Advanced Placement (AP), Career & Technology, Dual Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience, Regular

School Contacts

Christos Sagriotis
Assistant Principal:
Matthew Armstrong
Assistant Principal:
Tannis Emann
Assistant Principal:
Simeon Perritt
Education Director:
Lisa Nachtigal
Marilyn Dennis

Contact Us


It is important that you call the school if your child is going to be absent or arriving late. Please report all absences to the Attendance Line at 403-817-3500 ext. 1. See more on our Attendance page.


Main Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 - 4:00
Friday: 8:00 - 3:00


2021-2022 Timetable

Business Office

Location: second floor room 2184
Monday - Friday: 8 AM to 3:45 PM (closed for lunch from 1 to 2 PM)

Our Business Office is located at the top of the stadium stairs in the middle office.  School fees and other charges are handled through the Business Office.  Students can visit the business office from 8:00-9:00 AM, 12:15 to 1:00 pm, and 3:32 to 3:45 pm.

Sample of things that can be done in the Business Office:

Sample of things that can be done in the Business Office:

  • Pay your school/elective fees
  • Pay to replace a lost student ID card
  • Purchase a student parking pass

For questions about fees contact our Business Manager, Ritu Gupta, 403-817-3500 Press 4

Communication Plan

We know that students are most successful when we communicate and work together. We encourage students/parents to email the person who is most directly responsible for the answer to a question. Because our work during the day is concentrated around our students, our goal is to reply within 48 hours on school days.

Please see the staff list on the NMHS website for emails and links to staffs' learning management systems.

First Contact - Connect Teacher

Your child’s staff advocate, Connect Teacher, is your first point of contact regarding any questions. Students will be assigned their Connect teachers by the end of September.

Second Contact – Other Teachers/Personnel

  • Subject Teacher – This teacher can answer specific questions about course outcomes, assignments and assessments.
  • Community Learning Leader – This leader can answer questions about community activities, philosophies, planning and assessments.
  • Business Office – For questions about fees contact our Business Manager, Ritu Gupta.
  • Success Centre – These professionals can advise on learning assistance/enrichment, support for English language learners, career/community resources (including post-secondary and scholarships). While our focus is on supporting academic success and well-being, our Success Centre staff can also help link to resources for personal, social, emotional or family issues. 
  • Alpha student last name range: 
  • A-G (Grade 10-12) K. White
  • H-O (Grade 10-12) Ms. K. Starnes
  • P-Z (Grade 10-12) Ms. S. Badyal
  • Learning Commons– Staff in the learning commons can assist with access to technology and/or resources. Jeff Thompson is the Learning Leader in the Learning Commons. 
  • Coach/Athletic Director – For questions about a specific team contact the teacher/coach directly. The Physical Education Learning Leader/Athletic Director can also be of assistance. 
  • Physical Education Learning Leader - Mr. B. Mayberry
  • Athletic Director – Michael Blondin 
  • School Resource Officer - These members of the Calgary City Police work with our school/community and assist with matters of safety/security and conduct. Our SRO is Cst. Nicole Raimondi. She can be reached by contacting the main office at 403-817- 3500. 

Third Contact - Administration 

Alpha student last name range: 

** Note that Administration will ask staff/students involved (again the people closest to the work) to provide information or attend meetings regarding your questions.

School Profile

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​Contact Information Updates

Please notify the school office immediately with any changes of address, telephone numbers (home, business and/or cell), email address or emergency contact numbers. It is critical that we have a current record of contact information on file so we can reach you or other emergency contacts. Please also be sure to provide us with a current copy of any custody agreements.​​

Concerns & Complaints

We know that the success of your student is dependent on a strong partnership between families and the CBE. If you have a concern, it can usually be addressed at the classroom level. Your first step is to arrange to speak privately with your child’s teacher. If you feel your issue is still unresolved, please contact your principal. If you and the school are unable to find a resolution, please see our Concerns & Complaints​ page for additional information, including the process to contact your Area Director. ​​​​

RT @_GenesisCentre: We're now accepting submissions for our annual youth #scholarship program. Apply by 5pm June 30 on our website now: Two $1500 awards go to students with community involvement and academic achievement. #yyc @MandelaUnited @BishopMcNally Link below:

Cultural Wear Day was a huge success. So many of our students took part and there was even an impromptu dance party at lunch. #wearecbe

A very busy weekend with robotics, track and Eastside Dance!!

RT @nancykrar1: Ready for sun, rain, and running at the Dinos track meet with @tanilong Come cheer with us at the @bishopcarrollhs tent! Thx to @MandelaUnited for helping set up the tent this morning 👏

RT @dcpye: #FreightFrenzy event at @MandelaUnited today. Huge shout out to @MWay888 for organizing this event. Thanks for giving me the chance to be your head ref - it was a blast! Congrats to all the teams here today! Thanks to all the volunteers! #WeAreCBE @FTCTeams #robots

RT @UsihChristopher: At Nelson Mandela HS ⁦@MandelaUnited⁩ where students from several schools are participating in the Robotics tournament. Thanks to Mitch Way @MWay888, Cecil Hall, staff and admin from all the schools, volunteers, and sponsors! Another proud #WeAreCBE moment!

You can follow along at home at #wearecbe

And our “Flying with the Squadron” Robotics Tournament has officially begun. So great to have 18 teams from throughout Alberta here competing. #wearecbe

Eid Mubarak to all that celebrate!