Welcome to one of the most amazing learning communities ever. The staff, students and parents of Nellie McClung want you to feel connected and a part of the great work that happens at this special school. As the principal of Nellie, I am so excited to start the 2021-22 school year. We have an exceptional staff who are willing to do the work that is needed to ensure that every student at Nellie feels successful and cared for. This will be a year of unknows. As we continue to work through this pandemic we will come together as a learning community to ensure that all students are successful. This year we are committed to ensuring that every student works to their full potential. We want to make sure that every day, every student feels like they have worked hard, played hard and did their very best in their learning that day. We believe that we can make a real positive difference in the lives of your children and we are looking forward to building strong relationships with parents and guardians so together we can ensure success for every student. It is going to be a GREAT Year!
Nellie McClung is located in the Southwest community of Palliser, Bayview, Pump Hill and Oakridge. We have a K-6 community. Nellie McClung School has a diverse social, economic, geographic and academic population.
Recognizing the uniqueness of the communities served by Nellie McClung School, our commitment is to enable each individual to develop their potential intellectually, socially, emotionally, creatively and physically. We believe education is achieved in an environment of care, trust and respect among students, staff and parents.
At Nellie McClung, we strive to have all learning community members:
- Actively involved in the learning process
- Demonstrate respect for self and each other
- Engaged in the learning process
- Accept responsibility for our roles within the community
Our intention is to provide the best possible learning environment for all by:
- Engaging in authentic learning experiences
- Creating a sense of belonging
- Developing a love of learning that encapsulates a life time
- Embedding arts in and through the learning
- Supporting all learners through mindfulness practices
"Sparking Creativity/Growing Together"
Who Was Nellie McClung?
Nellie McClung's spirit lives on in the school named for her. She was an astute politician, a prolific writer, a keen activist for the women's rights, a dynamic speaker with a sharp tongue and a keen wit. She began school at age 10 and graduated with a teaching certificate at age 16. Her writing led her to take up the banner of the suffragettes and, having won the vote for women, went on to be elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Still not satisfied, she joined the Famous Five to fight the "person's Case" which finally declared women "legal persons" in Canada. Nellie McClung's determination, commitment, and zest for living is a model of which the students at the school can be proud.