Our School

F.E. Osborne School is located in the northwest community of Varsity.

School Mission

A learning community working together for the success of all.

School Philosophy

The staff of F.E. Osborne School, individually and collaboratively, is committed to help each student maximize his/her potential as a responsible and contributing citizen of the school and the community.

As a learning community, our three pillars of Eagle Etiquette guide our work.

Eagle Etiquette:

  1. Respect
  2. Honesty
  3. Responsibility 

School Motto

Soaring to Success

Who was Frederick Ernest Osborne?

The name of our school honors an active, community-minded man, who made Calgary his home at the beginning of the last century. Mr. Osborne was born in Belleville, Ontario in 1878. There he attended elementary and high school. He later graduated from the Belleville Business College. He was married in 1901 and came to Calgary in 1904. Some residents of this city will remember Osborne’s Book Store. Mr. Osborne established this well-known retail outlet in 1905. It remained in its original location, 112 - 8 Avenue S.W., until it was destroyed by fire in 1966. Fred Osborne took a leadership role in many of Calgary’s service and social clubs. He was a president and district governor of the Rotary Club, president of the Calgary Board of Trade, a Mason, and a Shriner. 

He was also a member of the Ranchman’s Club, the Calgary Golf and Country Club, and the Glencoe Club. Politics was another area in which he became actively involved. He twice served the city as an alderman, and he was the mayor of Calgary for three years (1927-1929). The University of Alberta recognized Mr. Osborne by awarding him an honorary degree of Doctor of Law. For his leadership role in the 2nd World War Finance Committee, he was awarded the prestigious Commander of the Order of the British Empire. This honor was given to him a few months before his death in 1948, and it underlined the fact that he had worked industriously for the people of Canada and the citizens of Calgary.

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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. In 2021, our school, along with all CBE schools made a TRC Commitment to Action. On June 21, 2022, we renewed our commitment, which can be found under Resources.​​

​​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​.
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RT @KeelerSchool: Grade 2 classes took advantage of the beautiful fall day sharing stories under the trees. #KeelerCougars #WeAreCBE #fall #together #storytelling https://t.co/ogenE1WBtA

Today is the first public meeting of the Board of Trustees for the 2022-23 school year. Join in-person or stream the meeting online. Please note the new meeting start time of 11 a.m. https://t.co/nvCl1fNOeh #yycbe https://t.co/HVrHuKa0P3

We were pleased to host Ministers Nicolaides and LaGrange at @BownessHighCBE today for the announcement of Apprenticeship Day in Alberta. Culinary student Evan provided a tour of the industrial kitchen at the school. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/8mNsyla2oV

RT @tuscany_cbe: Setting up our display at @yyCBEdu Education Centre which illustrates our journey of ahsokiniksii (to be wisely aware & to notice deeply) & ohkakiiyosit (when knowledge branches out). Ss created land-art to demonstrate their learning. #landbasedlearning @Indigenous_cbe @CbeArea1 https://t.co/OdJ4MvEXpg

There are no classes for CBE students on Friday, Sept. 23 because it’s a system-wide non-instructional day. Have a fun, safe long weekend! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/kJIWeVbOFn