Each student, in keeping with his or her individual abilities and gifts, will complete high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning.
Students come first. We believe that everyone can learn. Each student is unique and worthwhile. We acknowledge, recognize and celebrate the diversity of our learners. Success for each and every student is the goal of our work. Learning is our central purpose. We believe that learning empowers students to achieve their potential. Attention to continuous improvement, high expectations, innovation and relationships will enable all students to reach their potential. Student learning is at the heart of everyone's work at the Calgary Board of Education.
Public Education Serves the Common Good
Public education is essential for a vibrant democracy. The principles of democracy drive our accountability to the public and the public's participation in our work. Our school system is owned by and accountable to Calgarians and therefore, the Calgary Board of Education is accountable to Calgary taxpayers for using resources wisely to meet students' learning needs.
Our School Name
Hugh A. Bennett School is the name of the elementary school that serves the community of Saddle Ridge.
Hugh A. Bennett (b. 1917 – d. 1999) was the first president of the Saddle Ridge Community Association when it was incorporated in 1968. He moved to the Saddle Ridge area in 1929 and lived in the area for over 70 years. Bennett farmed the land and pastured horses, in addition to raising race horses. He was involved in having the area serviced with electricity, gas, mail and roads. Bennett enjoyed literature and poetry, and he wrote poems as well as a screen play.