Calgary Board of Education Highwood School
11 Holmwood Avenue NW, Calgary AB T2K 2G5 | K-4 Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual
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December Calendar

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Welcome to Highwood School

Public Engagement Survey


The CBE has been gathering feedback from those affected by possible changes to the future use of learning space, such as at Colonel Irvine School. We encourage you to visit this link, where you will find key information, dates, and a survey designed to solicit views. The survey will close on December 5th, 2016.
Virtue Book of the Month


Each month, our school examines a book that demonstrates positive character. December's book is:

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Chinese New Year Celebration


This year's Chinese New Year celebration will take place at the Jubilee Auditorium on Monday, January 23rd at 7:00pm. Mark your calendars for the beginning of the Year of the Rooster! Tickets will go on sale in early January (details to come at a later date). A reminder to all families that the school will be OPEN with regular classes on Tuesday, January 24th--the day after the celebration.


Important Dates


Dec 1: Police Visit - Kindergarten
Dec 2: No School – PD Day
Dec 9: Report Cards Go Home
Dec 12 – 6: Scholastic Book Fair
Dec 13: Zoo School Grade 2 – Ms. Jones
Dec 14: PJ Day; Group Movie – 2:00 pm; Bake Sale
Dec 15: Half Day; Early Dismissal @ 12:05 pm NO PM KINDERGARTEN
** Parent / Teacher Conferences** 1:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Dec 16: No School – PD Day ** Parent / Teacher Conferences** 8:15 am – 2:00 pm
Dec. 17, 2016 – Jan. 2, 2016; Winter Break
Jan. 3, 2017 - Classes Resume


News Centre


December newsletter


2016-2017 School Development Plan (pdf)


2015-16 School Results Report (new as of Dec 2016)



Designation Notices


June 13, 2016 | Reminder Notice | School Designation Change for Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual (pdf)


Feb. 24, 2015 | Reminder Notice: School Designation Change for Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual (pdf)




Don't Miss Out on School Messages


Parents/guardians: Due to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), if you want to keep receiving electronic messages from our school on commercial topics such as student fees and field trip costs, you need to subscribe online.

In addition, if you want to receive any text messages from our school, you need to opt-in by texting the word YES to the six-digit number 724665.


School Hours


Please note the following start and end times as it has changed from last year:


Start Time


Supervision Outdoors Starts






End Time


Kindergarten AM         


Kindergarten PM



Also note that we no longer offer hot water in the lunch room and we continue to have no microwaves to heat up lunches.




  Highwood Parking/Safety Plan (PDF)

Mandarin Bilingual & Cultural Programs Video



CBE News



My School Bus Monitor