​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. 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​.​



School Council

Meeting Dates/Schedule

School council meetings will be held at Nelson Mandela High School at 7:00 PM on  the third Tuesday of the month.  Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings.  Notice that the agenda and minutes are available to the right under Resources.  In specific instances where we need to shift a meeting to a virtual environment using Microsoft Teams, we will be sure to communicate that to our school community via email and on this page.   

  • September 20 - AGM 
  • This is an important meeting and opportunity to ensure parents are represented in school decision-making
  • We encourage all parents to share their voice through School Council representation (see the participant roles ion the right side links)
  • October 18
  • November 15
  • December 20 
  • No January Meeting 
  • February 21
  • March 21 
  • April 18 
  • May 16
  • June 20 


2021-22   School Council Members 

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


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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

Great to see so many students together to cheer on @CanadaSoccerEN during lunch today. https://t.co/HIIhgArJdt

RT @UsihChristopher: So pleased to engage with this inspiring group of young leaders! The 2022-23 Chief Superintendent Student Advisory Council represents high school students across #WeAreCBE. Thanks to staff advisors, school leaders, teachers, and Diversity&Inclusion for empowering student voice! https://t.co/CpbDDbpOxS

Competing at the @FTCTeams Southern Alberta Tournament of the season being hosted at @JCS_Ravens https://t.co/fIgqYTkAEB

RT @Chelsea_OLeary: Huge thank you to both @MandelaUnited and @ABE_Aberhart students for helping our robotics team troubleshoot several issues we had tonight with our robot. They exemplified gracious professionalism. 👏🤩 #WeAreCBE @ValleyCreekCBE https://t.co/vgK91KIhK1

Mandela's Creative Writing and 20-1 pre-AP students embarked on a sensory odyssey in a workshop with local spoken word artist and Canada Arts Council grant recipient, @MirandaKPoet, crafting 'Post-it Poetry' and playing with descriptive 'Weird Words.' https://t.co/j05GgQGUae

2021-2022 Yearbooks are available for pickup on Wednesday November 16th from 4:00pm-6:15pm inside the front foyer.