Our School

Our Mission 

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. 

Our Values 

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.

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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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Hugh A Bennett’s Major Fund Raiser for the Year! Volunteers needed for daytime & evening shifts @ Pure Casino January 13-14. Please contact jelaythorpe@cbe.ab.ca ALL funds raised will go directly to students. Thanks for your support! https://t.co/go1x161YYP

Found a special way to celebrate & show appreciation to all of our teachers & staff at Hugh A. Bennett & Prairie Sky Kindie Team♥️ So grateful for our HAB family! https://t.co/YfTK9ptntE

RT @Jarrett_Lerner: A beautiful book in all the ways a book can be beautiful. Congrats to @supriyakelkar_ on another stunner. And Noor Sofi’s artwork—my word. Every page is a masterpiece. Like all Supriya’s work, Brown Is Beautiful is a must-have for your home, library, and/or classroom collection. https://t.co/Ye3gflRxhl

Tomorrow is officially the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Today HAB students wore orange shirts to remember lives lost at residential schools. 🧡 https://t.co/WDefdMx7I6

RT @joboaler: For anyone who does not know - our Week of Inspirational Maths Tasks are here for anyone to use: https://t.co/v7KJeLHTcl More teachers have downloaded them this year than any year before! 🙂❤️

RT @takemeoutside: Attention Teachers! 📢👩‍🏫👨🏾‍🏫👩🏻‍🏫 As you start planning for the 2022/23 school year, don’t forget to add #TakeMeOutsideDay 2022 to your calendar too! 🌳 Register at https://t.co/I3usbdRORJ now to get the inside scoop on all of the activities, speakers and events we're planning! https://t.co/0jEhJb0YzR

RT @Indigenous_cbe: Tomorrow, April 22 is #EarthDay, a perfect opportunity to bring Indigenous perspectives into the classroom to learn about relationships to land 🌍 #CBEIndigenousEd #WeAreCBE https://t.co/jCNjRUfSnA

RT @Indigenous_cbe: 60+ #WeAreCBE staff gathered together today for a morning of sharings, teachings, and discussions related to #LandBasedLearning. Hand to heart to all who joined and participated 💕#CBEIndigenousEd https://t.co/85K90b64p2

HAB students are committed to weave the 4 elements of the Holistic Framework into our daily teaching & learning. https://t.co/0fZ8vwKMmC