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Nellie McClung School

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Grades and Programs: K-6

School Hours: AM: 8:30 ~ 12:00 PM:1:00 ~ 3:25

School Location

2315 Palliser Drive SW
Calgary AB
T2V 3S4

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Nellie McClung School is located in the southwest community of Palliser, serving the communities of Bayview, Palliser and Pumphill and Oakridge. Many of the students from Nellie McClung School move to John Ware School for Grades 7 to 9 and then on to Henry Wise Wood High School.

About the School

The school was built in 1969 and is situated on 7.72 acres. The school has 22 classrooms built around a media center.

Our school is host to a community program for students in Kindergarten to grade six. Technology is an integral tool in the learning process for all our students.

About School Name

Nellie McClung's spirit lives on in the school named for her. She was an astute politician, a prolific writer, a keen activist for the women's rights, a dynamic speaker with a sharp tongue and a keen wit. She began school at age 10 and graduated with a teaching certificate at age 16. Her writing led her to take up the banner of the suffragettes and, having won the vote for women, went on to be elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Still not satisfied, she joined the Famous Five to fight the "person's Case" which finally declared women "legal persons" in Canada. Nellie McClung's determination, commitment, and zest for living is a model of which the students at the school can be proud.

School Mission

Recognizing the uniqueness of the communities served by Nellie McClung School, our commitment is to enable each individual to develop his/her potential intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically. We believe education is achieved in an environment of care, trust and respect among students, staff and parents.

Our Belief About Learning/Learners

  • All students can learn
  • Learning takes place in a safe, positive environment
  • Learners learn by doing
  • Learning is a lifelong process
  • Learning occurs at different rates/styles
  • Learning best occurs when basic needs are met
  • Learners need to be challenged/motivated
  • Learning how to think/learn is critical


    At Nellie McClung, we strive to have all learning community members:

  • actively involved in the learning process
  • demonstrate respect and tolerance for each other
  • support the learning process
  • accept responsibility for our roles within the community


    We are here at Nellie McClung to provide the best possible learning environment for all through:

  • providing well-rounded, meaningful learning experiences
  • creating a sense of community
  • developing lifelong learning skills
  • encouraging risk taking and active involvement

  • School Motto

    Live, Learn, Dream (Discere, Vivere, Somnio)

    Unique Points

    • Before and after school fee for service through Summit Kids
    • Community Program for Grades K - 6
    • Stong technology infusion
    • Music Specialist
    • Winter Celebration of learning
    • Spring Celebration of learning
    • Lunchroom accommodation
    • Bus receiver school for far end of Oakridge only

    Student Enrolment (September 2014 )
    Total Enrolment: 360

    KindergartenGrade 1Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6

    Gordon Hamby
    School Board Trustee: Vacant
    CBE Ward: Ward 11
    Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
    Area: Area V
    Director (Area): Sydney Smith
    Notes for Substitute: Early Dismissal: Friday 12:15 pm


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