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Cambrian Heights School

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Grades and Programs: K-6

School Hours: AM: 8:55 ~ 12:15 PM:1:05 ~ 3:35

School Location

640 Northmount Drive NW
Calgary AB
T2K 3J5

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Cambrian Heights School is located in the northwest community of Cambrian Heights, serving the communities of Cambrian Heights, Highwood, Queen's Park Village, Evanston, Kincora, and Sage Hill. The children from Evanston, Kincora, and Sage Hill are bussed. New families from Kincora and Sage Hill have been redesignated to Simons Valley and Hawkwood Schools starting in the 2012-13 school year. Students move from Cambrian Heights to Colonel Irvine School and George P. Vanier for Grades 7 to 9 and then on to James Fowler High School.

About the School

Cambrian Heights currently serves the communities of Cambrian Heights, Highwood, Queen’s Park Village, and Evanston. However, effective September 2012, all new students from the communities of Kincora and Sage Hill will be designated respectively to Simons Valley and Hawkwood Schools. Some currently registered students from Kincora and Sage Hill in Grades 2, 3, 5, 6 in the 2012-2013 school year can continue to Cambrian Heights until they complete their divisional (end of Grade 3 or 6).The school’s enrolment will continue to increase with the accommodation of the north expanding community of Evanston. The total enrolment of the school was 402 on September 30, 2011 with a staff (full and part-time) of 41 including 21.6 FTE(23.6 in actual teachers) teachers/administration, 18 Support Staff and 2 Facility Operators. Students move from Cambrian Heights School to Colonel Irvine School or George P. Vanier School and then to James Fowler High School. The school was built in 1957 and expanded in 1959 and 1967. The building, and a large creative playground and naturalization area built by parents, are pleasantly located on 3.38 acres adjacent to a large community playing field. The school has 16 instructional spaces, including two double spaces, gymnasium, and library. Cambrian Heights is a Kindergarten to Grade 6 school with one Paced Learning Program class for students with special needs. The school hosts a community operated before and after school daycare, Children Come First. During 2011-12, the school underwent extensive exterior/interior and mechanical modernizations including new exterior siding, windows, window treatments, doors as well as upgraded heating systems.

Cambrian Heights is a vibrant, diverse and inclusive learning community dedicated to advancing personalized learning through meaningful student engagement. We take pride in our strong literacy base, use of inquiry-based learning, collaborative learner support and teaching model and interdisciplinary infusion of technology and the Fine and Performing Arts. Our school development and renewal work focused on maintaining high academic standards, advancing higher order thinking skills, creating meaningful and rich tasks and means of representation across the core curriculums as well as implementing a wide array of formative assessments. Reflecting the CBE ends through character and citizenship development, students are encouraged to be actively involved in school, local and global community endeavours. Central to our beliefs is that an atmosphere of respect, compassion and responsibility in a safe and caring environment promotes optimum learning. Character and Virtue Education are embedded into our daily curriculum studies and classroom expectations. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining a sense of belonging in such an expanding and diverse learning community. It is nurtured by a number of partnerships such as Big Brothers and Sisters In -School Mentoring, Between Generations/Grandparent Program, Bridge Foundation Mentoring Program and Families and Schools Together. Our parent community remains highly involved and supportive of stewarding resources and projects that enhance core curriculum for their children, such as investing substantially in the transformation of our school library to a Learning Commons to meet the needs of our 21st century learners as well as other multiple literacy initiatives such as Music & Movement Residency with Debra Geibelhaus-Maloney and a Community Engagement Mural project with Antyx Urban Youth Projects led by our Grade 6 students.

About School Name

The school was named after the community in which it is located.

School Mission

To provide opportunities for all students to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to be self-reliant, responsible, caring, and contributing members of society.



School Motto

Character Counts at Cambrian - ,Be the best you can be!

Unique Points

  • Cambrian Heights is a vibrant, dynamic and inclusive learning community dedicated to advancing student learning through meaningful engagement, a strong literacy base, higher order thinking, using inquiry based approach, collaborative teaching practice and a generative and interdisciplinary infusion of the Fine and Performing Arts and Technology.
  • Our school development and renewal work focused on maintaining high academic standards, advancing higher order thinking and inquiry, Universal Design for Learning and personalized learning to engage all learners.
  • Through character and citizenship development, students were encouraged to be actively involved in school, local and global community endeavours. One of our central beliefs is that an atmosphere of respect, compassion and responsibility in a safe and caring environment that promotes optimum learning.
  • Differentiated instruction for students with special needs as well as English as Second Language learners is supported by an on-site resource teacher and English as Second Language assistant who work with classroom teachers to organize appropriate instruction and interventions.
  • We have daily Physical Education as well as French as a Second Language and Culture instruction at Grade 4, 5, and 6.
  • We are a family-centred learning community and sustaining the sense of community and belonging is nurtured by a number of partnerships such as Big Brothers and Big Sisters In- School Mentoring, Between Generations, Calgary Reads, FANS and Families and Schools Together.
  • Teaming Up for Healthy Learners initiatives are organized and sponsored by a student, parent and teacher committee who design school wide events to promote healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Through Positive Behaviour and Character ideals and strategies, we foster an environment of positive relationships, conflict resolution, problem solving, and social development and communication skills. In addition to our extensive mentorship initiatives, we will be implementing a new program, Girl Power to continue to build the capacity of our Grade 3-6 students in the fall of 2012.
  • Our parent community remains highly involved and supportive of our school through their commitment to residency work and legacy projects such as the transformation of our schoolyard into a naturalization area, new creative playground and most recently the Learning Commons .
  • We have a before and afterschool daycare, Children Come First as well as the majority of our students participate in noon supervision; students are organized in their classrooms with access to microwaving on rotated basis, emergency Tuck Shop supplies and an optional milk program.
  • Bus receiver school for Evanston and we will continue to receive Kincora and Sage Hill students until 2013.


Student Enrolment (September 2013 )
Total Enrolment: 388


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Principal:
Bonnie Bilcox
School Board Trustee: Trina Hurdman
CBE Ward: Ward 7
Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
Area: Area II
Director (Area): Brant Parker (Acting)
Notes for Substitute: Early Dismissal: Friday 1:15 pm. Alternating Fridays for am/pm Kindergarten

 

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