Our School

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 2020-2021 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 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.  

School Mission

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

School Motto

"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.

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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 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​.

We’ve reviewed the new health measures announced by government and provided an update to CBE families https://t.co/2kr6uYxlMq #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/qP1dPOwMTY

RT @ohscbe: It is definitely looking like fall out there! Our Grade 6s are learning about the autumnal equinox occurring on Sept 22, which marks the change of the season! #SkyScience #WeAreCBE https://t.co/BKZZMfmlnC

Thank you to all of the CBE students involved in the safety patrol program. We must all work together to ensure student and pedestrian/wheeler safety on the roads and pathways near our schools. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/QDjFocgZaj

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting will be held virtually starting at noon. We invite you to stream the meeting online https://t.co/nvCl1fvF09 #yycbe https://t.co/ec1MUL3Toi

Starting on Monday, schools will provide notifications when families self-report an AHS-confirmed case of COVID-19 to their school https://t.co/k7BOHh1GHN #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/czCAIHy1St