Our School

Welcome to Western Canada High School

Honouring its tradition of excellence, Western Canada High School prepares and empowers students to be knowledgeable, confident, lifelong learners capable of enhancing their lives and the quality of our world. A school year is a journey that takes many different turns. One of the most exciting and challenging aspects of being in a school is that each day is so different. Todd Whittaker writes: “The excitement of starting a new school year provides opportunities to reestablish expectations and introduce changes. We’re all on our best behaviour, full of positive energy about the coming year. The start of the year is a chance to set the tone for the school.”

We invite you to commit to your school and to bring your best to your classes and activities. By building a culture of shared commitment, we will create a strong community of excellence. Jim Collins in his book Good To Great writes: “Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.” This student agenda book outlines the expectations that will successfully guide each member of the Western Canada High School Learning Community in their interactions and relationships with each other.

On behalf of the staff at Western Canada High School, we welcome you to the Redhawks Team. The Redhawk Logo represents the strong, courageous and astute visionary who guides and protects our community. This image is reflected in the words Intellegentia, Vires, Virtus – or Knowledge, Strength and Courage. We look forward to meeting each of you during the course of the school year.

Western Canada High School Administration Team

  

Core Purpose

Honouring its tradition of excellence, Western Canada High School prepares and empowers students to be knowledgeable, confident, lifelong learners capable of enhancing their lives and the quality of our world.

Intellegentia, Vires, Virtus - Knowledge, Strength, Courage

We believe in:

  • providing an environment that encourages the development of individual potential and personal responsibility;
  • ensuring the respect, equality, and dignity of each individual;
  • celebrating the ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity of our school community;
  • enhancing our relationships with our communities;
  • consulting with stakeholders when appropriate;
  • recognizing, celebrating and fostering excellence;
  • offering diverse and challenging programs;
  • developing critical and creative thinking skills;
  • encouraging research and innovation based on best knowledge;
  • implementing technology that enhances learning and teaching;
  • creating a learning climate characterized by high expectations and a strong work ethic;
  • providing a safe and secure environment to ensure the well-being of our school community;
  • enhancing our strong relationship between home and school.

School Name

Western Canada High School's name was taken from the Western Canada College, which stood on this land from the early 1900's until the land was sold to the Calgary Board of Education in 1928. Western Canada College was a private boys college serving Calgary and Southern Alberta.

Our Partners

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

The Western Canada High School Music Program is proud educational partners with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. We are tremendously thankful for the support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts for their support in making this educational partnership a reality.

CIBC

We are pleased to announce CIBC as our educational partner for the Career and Life Management Program

Alberta Foundation of the Arts

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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 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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Many #WeAreCBE schools will be honouring #OrangeShirtDay on Wednesday, Sept. 30 to recognize the resiliency and bravery of residential school survivors https://t.co/jo0zw97DWj

RT @UsihChristopher: Important: Parents/guardians are required to assess students daily for symptoms of COVID-19 before the start of the school day using the daily screening questionnaire (checklist), available here: https://t.co/8Ma0f3SY62 Anyone who is experiencing symptoms cannot enter a school. https://t.co/YLWf6mf1iz

Students registered for hub online will receive an email by end of day Wednesday with a teacher introduction, info about how and where to log in and more. Check https://t.co/ee2XFbs1qB for more details. #cbehub #yycbe https://t.co/7MiZG7UAE0

Today is the first public Board meeting of the 2020-21 school year. We invite you to stream the meeting online starting at noon https://t.co/nvCl1fNgoJ #yycbe https://t.co/dNj3EMkOpC

The Ship to Shore program was piloted in three of our schools last year, connecting CBE students with the Royal Canadian Navy, HMCS Calgary and HMCS Tecumseh. https://t.co/SHtygBolKh #WeAreCBE @HMCSNCSMCalgary @RoyalCanNavy https://t.co/CCXMTngmgZ