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. ​​​

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Wishing the Mandela community a joyful and safe Diwali! https://t.co/F1aXaEjidp

Today, on Indigenous Veterans Day, we recognize the past and present contributions of Indigenous service members in the military. https://t.co/By1Arc2UwQ

We are so lucky to have such a great custodial team led by Mr. Ghuman! https://t.co/3wMp8QQ6KX

Some phenomenal sugar sculptures by our students in Culinary! #wearecbe https://t.co/toga73xFVi

Check out some of the programming provided by @TrellisYYC https://t.co/KVpci0x1Vt

Today, we remember and honour all the children who attended residential schools, both those who never returned home and those who were forever impacted. #wearecbe https://t.co/fIi2gVb3Yr

Hey Mandela families, please check your emails for an important update.

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