​Please visit our COVID-19 page for the most up-to-date information. Our plan is subject to change throughout the school year as more information becomes available.​

One of the most important ways parents/guardians and community members can make a meaningful difference for students is by participating on the school council. Under the Education Act, a school council is a collective association designed to advise the principal and the CBE Board of Trustees on matters related to the school. School councils have legislated advisory and decision-making authority. They are different from Parent Societies & Associations, whose main function is to raise funds for the school.​​ You can find more details in the CBE School Council Handbook​.​

Information about the impact of COVID-19 on School Councils is available on the CBE website​.​​



School Council

Casino Volunteers - Sat, Feb 12 and Sun, Feb 13

Casino Calgary - 1420 Meridian Rd North East

Our School Council/Parent Society is fortunate to host our first ever casino.  This opportunity only comes once every two years.  It can be a big fundraiser which can be used to purchase equipment and/or support initiatives for the school.   

We need your help with 38 volunteer shifts and 6 backups to fill each day

  • 11:00 am- 7:30pm
  • 6:45 pm - 3:30am
  • 11:15 pm - 3:30am

Please email Lana at nelsonmandelahsparents@gmail.com for more information.


Meeting Dates/Schedule

Currently, school council meetings will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams at 7:00 PM on  the third Tuesday of the month.  If you are interested coming to a meeting, please contact the main office at 403-817-3500 so that we can add you to the Microsoft Teams meeting invite.  Notice that the agenda and minutes are available to the right under Resources.

  • September 21 - AGM 
  • October 19
  • November 16 
  • December 14 
  • No January Meeting 
  • February 15
  • March 15 
  • April 19
  • May 17
  • June 21


2021-22   School Council Members 

Chair: Lana Stewart   - nelsonmandelahsparents@gmail.com 
Vice Chair: Qamar Iqbal 
Second Vice Chair: Imran Hamid 
Treasurer: Rumina Cruz 
Secretary: Mudahiru Gbadamosi
Key Communicator: Open


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