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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Our School's Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

We are committed to acknowledging and supporting the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission 94 Calls to Action specific to education. In 2021, our school, along with all CBE schools made a TRC Commitment to Action. On June 21, 2022, we renewed our commitment, which can be found under Resources.​​

​​​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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