About Us

Nelson Mandela (b. 1918 – d. 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalized racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial  reconciliation. He won a Nobel Prize in 1993, was recognized for the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, appointed honourary Companion of the Order of Canada in 1998 and received honorary Canadian Citizenship in 2001. The Nelson Mandela Foundation was founded in 1999 to focus on rural development, school construction and combating HIV/AIDS.

The CBE is proud to name a new school for someone whose work and life impacted so many people around the world. We believe that Nelson Mandela’s legacy exemplifies the incredible and significant difference that one person can make, which is an important lesson for our students.

After gathering and evaluating input from parents, students and community members, the school naming committee recommended this name to the Board of Trustees for its approval. The committee was comprised of CBE Trustees, parent and/or community representatives, students and members of CBE administration.

The ‘Mandela Advantage’

Nelson Mandela High School - a place where students come - to learn, to prosper, and to succeed.

Where:

  • Learning is personalized for all students.
  • Relationships are central to our purpose.
  • We create and build a positive culture – one that is an inclusive environment with high expectations for all, one that provides a safe caring environment that responds to our students, one that respects and embraces diversity.
  • Student focus through Learning Communities and Success Time.
  • Significant relationships developed in core classes and in Connect Time.
  • Multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach to teaching and learning.
  • Outstanding state of the art CTS facilities, Learning Commons and flex spaces.


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​​About the CBE

The CBE is the largest school district in Western Canada. Our mission is to ensure each student, in keeping with his or her individual abilities and gifts, completes high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning. You can look on the CBE website for more information. ​​​

Thrilled to host this opportunity with ⁦@OldsCollege⁩ | Olds College partners with CBE to launch AgTech program #wearecbe https://t.co/RfYrlKhA1c

RT @KeshEd_: Our @MandelaUnited Fine Arts Council hosted a Holiday Card Making Workshop this past Friday. Loving all the beautiful handmade cards that will be sent to an elderly home in our community! https://t.co/CznNv1Qdj4

RT @_GenesisCentre: Please help us improve as a facility by participating in our 2022 guest survey. By participating, you will also be given the chance to enter a raffle to win a $100 pre-paid visa card and Genesis Centre swag bag! Survey: https://t.co/DKUTTDBNT6 https://t.co/XJyICdTEMw

All 4 teams competing this afternoon! Part of a busy weekend that also sees our choir performing at the @_GenesisCentre tree lighting today! https://t.co/63JhkXAOHJ

A wonderful Winter Ex tonight! Thanks to the artists, performers, families, tech crew and staff for creating a great evening for the community. Special thanks to @marilyndyyc for attending. #wearecbe

Thanks for joining us today! Can’t wait to keep the conversation going and providing students the opportunity to help shape the city and future they want to see. #yyccc #wearecbe https://t.co/jfRfWQJgt5

What a successful weekend! Congrats to Our Lady of Rockies Jr. Boys and @BownessHighCBE Jr. Girls on their Championship wins both winning in the final minute of play.

Congrats to our own Saroop and her 1st Place finish last night in the Self-Authored Poetry category at the Sir Winston Churchill Speech Tournament https://t.co/BdVw4eO910

Girls taking on Crescent at MIT. https://t.co/6Hz2TEWHfd

The Inaugural Mandela Invitational Tournament is underway. @MandelaUnited vs. Our Lady of Rockies https://t.co/a942Kv6hy4