Welcome to Nelson Heights School!
Welcome! Nelson Heights School is a grade 4 through 8 school located in Cold Lake, Alberta. We are very excited about the in-coming grade 3 class from Cold Lake Elementary School, as well as the new students joining us for the upcoming school year. With a continued focus on academics, moral intelligence, athletics, and fine arts, NHS provides a well-rounded program that will nurture our children through their formative years.
Every school is a training ground, but the middle school is much more than that. With its complement of pre and early adolescents, it is also the field upon which learning and abilities are tried, tested, and perfected; personalities formed and honed; and the patterns of a lifetime established. For your son or daughter, it is a time of laughter and tears, self assurances and insecurities all wrapped into one package. Through a collaborative process we will work with you to make the change process a meaningful experience.
In the Northern Lights School Division we believe that learning is life long. The staff at Nelson Heights take pride in their hard work and continually undertake professional development to improve and to gain new knowledge. From our parents and guardians, we need regular communication and continued support for our efforts – keep in touch with the school and your children! From our students, we need excellent attendance, a good effort in your studies, and common courtesy and respect for property, peers and staff members. With everyone working together, Nelson Heights School will continue to be a very special, exciting place where the success of all students will be valued.
We hope the content of this website will help you in knowing and understanding the expectations and policies of the school. Please feel free to contact teachers or administration about your child or any other school related topics. Our school website is an invaluable source of real-time information that you will find useful throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you in the new school year!
"Working together to grow socially, physically, intellectually, creatively, emotionally and ethically in a safe and caring environment."
"A school community promoting opportunities for success, safety, and joy in learning."
At Nelson Heights School, we REACH for the Heights, by valuing:
Respect & Responsibility
Empathy & Effort
Acceptance & Self Control
Caring & Compassion
Honesty & Fairness
At Nelson Heights School, we believe that:
- Everyone can learn and learning is life-long.
- A safe, caring and respectful environment creates mutual trust and a climate that is suitable for learning.
- Education is the shared responsibility of students, parents, staff, and community.
- Every person should be a positive example in someone else's life.
- Education encourages students to experience and enjoy learning while building confidence and self-esteem.
- Every personal right comes with a personal responsibility.
- Literacy is a vital skill.
- We believe that every individual is capable of change and personal growth.
Regular attendance at school is essential if educational benefit is to be maximized.
Responsibility for maintaining acceptable attendance rests with the parent and/or the student. The school has a responsibility to keep the student and parent regularly informed of attendance requirements and status. Procedures utilized in connection with student attendance shall be in accordance with the laws of natural justice. The main purpose for pursuing attendance problems must be with the intent of improving attendance and encouraging students to remain in school. The Division has recourse to the Provincial Attendance Board.