Our School

Nickle - A Caring Community

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The Nickle School Community, including students, teachers, and parents, thrives in an inviting environment where all members are recognized and valued as both learners and leaders. Interdependence is seen as a strength of our learning community. A sense of shared responsibility and common purpose leads to the development of a creative spirit and a commitment to lifelong learning.

The nurturing learning environment encourages compassion and acceptance of others' diversity. Respect for self, for others, and for the environment is evident in our interactions with one another and the physical appearance of our school. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are developed in a culture where taking risks and making mistakes are accepted as necessary and integral components of the learning process. Learners accumulate knowledge through connections with their prior experiences, relationships, values, and the program of studies. Our community members strive to optimize technology in learning. The school community takes great pride in its efforts and accomplishments.

A pervasive sense of energy, well-being, and optimism is evident among all members of our learning community. We face the future with confidence for we have acquired the values, the tools, and the skills to ensure success. Our potential for learning is limitless!

We are eager to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.

School Mission

Our Mission is to encourage excellence, responsibility, mutual respect, and life-long learning.

School Vision

Our Vision is to strive to create a dynamic learning community wherein individuals feel a sense of belonging, engagement and challenge.

School Name

In 1969, The Calgary Board of Education voted to name the new school in Lake Bonavista, in honour of oil man and education philanthropist; Samuel Nickle Junior High. Ever the family man, Sam requested it to be named Nickle School, in honour of his whole family. 

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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 Improvement 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​.
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RT @KiddleCBE: Our playground is officially open and look who got outside this afternoon to try it out! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/wi3CeMs9HA

RT @JES_CBE: The Grade 4’s were inspired by graffiti artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat. We noticed he would have a bold central picture that was in black, and then he used a lot of bright colours to add interest to his work. @artistbasquiat #wearecbe #CBEart https://t.co/q4OyyrETcw

RT @capitol_school: Posters of positivity! #WeAreCBE #GoGeos https://t.co/TI1EwSLhzF

RT @yyCBEdu: We’re posting daily absence information for CBE schools. The report reflects the percentage of the school population that has been reported absent due to illness on the previous school day. https://t.co/eNwKnGlz8y #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/1C5YMtYB1x

We’re posting daily absence information for CBE schools. The report reflects the percentage of the school population that has been reported absent due to illness on the previous school day. https://t.co/eNwKnGlz8y #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/1C5YMtYB1x

Alberta Health Services is looking for input to name their new centre for child and adolescent mental health. CBE students, staff and the public are invited to provide their input. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/1zeWF1T8NN https://t.co/kp04beEw67

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year begins on Monday Jan. 17. Visit our website for more information about programs options and details on how to register. https://t.co/iVWrTRH1xs #WeAreCBE #yycbe #yyc https://t.co/Lpjg4d82AY

A COVID-19 update has been emailed to all CBE families with information on updated guidance and measures the CBE is taking, as well as reminders of health measures in place in schools and workplaces https://t.co/F8ssELP5S3 #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/QleBc6JeqT

RT @gale_school: Grade 9 blackout poetry is up in the hallway, inspiring those passing by. #WeAreCBE @Area4CBE https://t.co/JGH685kXoO