Aug 21
2023-24 Staffing Updates

Mount Royal School Community,

As we look forward to the start of the 2023-2024 school year, I wanted to provide you with a few staffing updates.

Please join me in congratulating Carman Portelli who will be moving to Sir John Franklin as their Acting Assistant Principal. Carman will be a great addition to their team. We will hire a temporary teacher to fill in until Carman’s return.

I also wanted to share the news that I have made the difficultand exciting decision to resign from the Calgary Board of Education in order to pursue another opportunity. Jeff Hutton a retired principal will be the acting principal at Mount Royal until a new permanent principal is hired. (likely late September). Jeff shared, “I am excited to join the Mount Royal School community as Acting Principal during this period of transition. My previous experiences include System Principal for Area 2, Acting Area Director for Area 6 and principal of New Brighton School and Bridlewood School. I look forward to working with parents, staff and students to ensure a successful start-up to the 2023-2024 school year at Mount Royal School during my short time as part of the Lion Pride.”

I have been working with Mr. Hutton and Ms. Traxler to ensure a smooth transition and a positive start up.

I wanted to express my deep gratitude to everyone connected to Mount Royal School. It has been an honour serving as principal for the last four years. The students, staff and families are positive, thoughtful, caring and committed to making Mount Royal a wonderful place to come and learn. I am confident that this energy shall continue.

You can expect a more detailed “Back to School” email next week. We also encourage you to provide input into the hiring of the next principal at Mount Royal School through completing the this survey​.

With “Lion Pride”,

Oct 06
We Are a Vibrant Learning Community

​It is an honour to be the principal at Mount Royal School.  We are a vibrant learning community with a strong and diverse student population.  Our entire school community is committed to helping students to be and do their best.  We all are a part of #LionPride ​

Oct 04
Terry Fox Run

Thanks to all the Lions who helped us to reach our goal - raising over $1200 for the Terry Fox Foundation. #lionpride

Sep 28
School Council AGM cancelled

​Tonight's AGM has been cancelled due to a global outgage with the Microsoft Teams application. Information about a new date and time will be emailed out to families this week. 

Sep 02
Lion Pride!

We are so proud of the Mount Royal Learning Community as we have welcomed 300 students back to learning.  Students have met teachers and classmates, reviewed health and safety protocols and are off to a different but good start!  We remind you that our full and regular schedule will be up and running on Thursday September 3rd onward. 

Feb 26
Water Main Break in Community

Parents and Guardians,


There has been a water main break in close proximity to Mount Royal School.   The CBE Facility Team has been working cooperatively with the City of Calgary to ensure that water is available to the school.  Students are still able to use the washroom facilities and wash their hands.  Bottled water has been available to all students for drinking.   It would be very helpful if students could bring bottled water with them to school tomorrow and Friday.  We will continue to have a supply of drinking water on hand.  


We do not know how long it will take for the water main to be fixed but our facility team will work with the City of Calgary to ensure that there continues to be water available to the school. 


Thank you for your understanding.


Bradey Thompson


Mount Royal School​

Jan 24
January Updates

Dear Parents/ Guardians,


Report cards are now available online using your MyCBE Account. Please find attached a guide to accessing the report card. Questions and concerns regarding the report card itself, please direct to your child’s teacher.

Accessing Online Report Cards.pdf 

 There have also been some changes regarding math stems. Please read the attached document for more information about the changes to assessment and reporting in mathematics. 

 K-9 Mathematics Report Card Stem Revision.pdf 


A reminder that bookings for Parent/ Teacher Conferences is now open and will remain open until January 29 and 12:00pm. After this time you will be unable to schedule a meeting for the January 30 event. You can find the booking site on your MyCBE Account.

Mr. Burt is on a short-term leave and will be returning the week of February 3rd. If you would like to meet with him after his return, please contact him directly by email at to set up a meeting.

On January 27, we will welcome Katie Antulov to our staff as she covers while Mr. Neustaeter is on leave. She will be available with Ms. McNab at Parent/Teacher Conferences on January 30th. 


There are no classes for students on January 30th & January 31st, 2020.​

Jan 10
Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  We hope that you enjoyed a restful break filled with friends, family and connection. We are excited to be back working with students in 2020.  We continue to focus on “Lion Pride” as we work each day to help students to be and do their very best. 

At Mount Royal School, we know that junior high school is a time for exploring new areas of learning in order to help determine passion, interests and aptitudes.  To that end, we offer a variety of complementary programs to support student exploration.  Our second semester begins January 27.  We will pass out new student schedules on January 20.  There will be some opportunity to request course changes though it is limited based on class size and availability.  We make every effort to ensure that students are in courses of interest.

We also want to remind parents and students that there are variety of extracurricular opportunities including sports teams and clubs.  Currently basketball tryouts are underway.  We also have just launched our Karaoke Club, GSA and Archery Clubs.  We encourage all students to listen to announcements and check the calendars to keep track of upcoming opportunities.

As we anticipate very cold weather in the coming weeks, we want to remind students and parents to be sure that students are dressed prepared for the weather.   This includes winter jackets, gloves, hats and footwear.  If you require support in accessing winter clothing please reach out to Ms. Teasdale so that we may provide assistance.

Finally, a reminder that we will be issuing digital report cards this year.  This is an effort to work more efficiently, reduce paper costs and is of benefit to the environment.  Report cards will be visible in your MyCBE / PowerSchool account. Once you log in, there will be a new tab visible on the main screen that says “Report Card”. You will see this tab once the report card is available, but not until then. Report cards will be available on January 24 at 12:30 PM.

Sep 16
Lion Pride!

​We have had a wonderful startup to the 2019-2020 school year.  Students have come with energy, enthusiasm and a desire to learn. 

We have started the year by reflecting on the concept of PRIDE.  Students and staff shared in our kickoff assembly things that make them proud of themselves, their school and our community. 

We look forward to meeting parents on September 19th from 6:30-8:00.

Apr 01

I would like to take this opportunity to announce that I will be retiring from the Calgary Board of Education at the end of this school year. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with your children and the Mount Royal community for the past four years and this is a wonderful school to end my career on. Your children have brought me joy, laughter, sometimes frustration (lol) and I have cherished every minute of it. I have been fortunate to have such a supportive parent community- you truly work with the school to make Mount Royal a great place to work and learn.

I will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of our school until June 30 and will make the transition to the new principal as seamless as possible. Please know you will always be in my heart and mind!

The Calgary Board of Education welcomes input from parents, students and staff regarding the programming and leadership attributes you value. Your input is taken into consideration as part of the hiring process and will support the selection of a new principal for Mount Royal School. It is also shared directly with the successful candidate to inform their entry plan into the school. An online survey will be available on the Mount Royal School website from tomorrow Tuesday, April  2 to Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm.  You may also click on this link:


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