Calgary Board of Education Highwood School
11 Holmwood Avenue N.W., Calgary AB T2K 2G5 | K-4 Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual
t | 403-777-6200  e |


Click calendar to download the April calendar

2013-14 bus maps are located online (now located under 'transportation') in the blue navigation bar or click the bus)


Welcome to Highwood School

Community Engagement


New Mandarin Bilingual Program for 2014 at Marion Carson School




Highwood School/Marion Carson School designation for 2014-2015


FAQ Marion Carson - Dec. 19 (pdf)

Highwood busing chart (pdf)

Highwood parent consent for Transportation (pdf)

Reminder notice Highwood letter (pdf)


2014 Kindergarten/Grade 1 Open House

Thursday, January 9, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Highwood School will be hosting an Open House for all families interested in learning more about the Mandarin Bilingual program in the Highwood School gym.  Since Kindergarten and Grade One are entry points for the program where students do not need to have prior knowledge of the language, this will be the focus of the Open House.  Please note that starting in September 2014 there will be another NW location for the Mandarin Bilingual program at Marion Carson School.  Kindergarten-Grade 1 students who live in Area I will be designated there.  Students who live south of 17th Avenue North will continue to be designated to Midnapore School.  Please contact those schools to learn more about their Open House dates and times and to ensure that you are indeed designated to their locations.  You can only register and attend those schools that you are designated to and transportation is only provided to designated school.  Because of the unpredictable number of students that apply to the Mandarin Bilingual program, all students will be part of a lottery system and therefore are not guaranteed entry.  The lottery will take place on Monday, March 3, 2014.  For more information about the lottery system, please go to:


Bus route changes

K AM A , D, J, P, Q, S effective April 9

Kindergarten PM A effective April 2

Bus D effective Mar. 5

Kindergarten AM B effective Feb. 19

Jan. 27 | Bus route change for Bus I effective Jan. 29


Upcoming Events


Apr. 1 – S4 Presentation Ms. Dugdale/Ms. Bergman
Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 3:00 pm – ASCA
Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 3:00 pm – ASCA (Mandarin)
Apr. 4 - Half Day Early Dismissal @ 12:15 pm; NO PM KINDERGARTEN
Apr. 7 – School Council Meeting @ 6:30 pm; Grade 3 – Teachers PET 9:00 am – 12:45 pm
Apr. 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16: Gr. K-2 Swimming
Apr. 11 – Grades 2 & 3 Aggie Days
Apr. 17 – School Council Spring Fling
Apr. 18 – No School Good Friday
Apr. 21 – No School (PD Day)
Apr. 25 – Grade 3 Telus Sparks
Apr. 28 – Grade 2 Inglewood Bird Sanctuary 9:00 – 11:30 am
Apr. 29 – Grade 2 Inglewood Bird Sanctuary 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Apr. 30 - Virtue Assembly at 9:15 am (Hosts: Grade 3)


School Hours notice

Please note the change to Highwood’s new school hours for the 2013-2014 school year.


Please understand that these changes were made because next year we continue to share our busses with Colonel Irvine School and start/end times, as well as half days had to be negotiated between the two schools and compromises had to be made for the benefit of students at both schools.


AM Kindergarten: 8:29 – 11:32 am
PM Kindergarten: 12:15 – 3:03 pm
Grades 1-4: 8:29 am – 3:03 pm
Recess: 10:05 – 10:20
Graded 1-4 Lunch: 11:32 am – 12:22 pm

2013-2014 Bus Maps

Bus maps are now available at:


*Go to ‘Chinese (Mandarin) @ Highwood School’ and click on the link

*If your child is in AM Kindergarten, you will need 2 maps.  Firstly, you will need a regular map (bus letter A-T) to indicate where your child will be picked up.  Secondly, you will need a Kindergarten AM map that designates the location where your child will be dropped off at noon.

*If your child is in PM Kindergarten, you will need 2 maps.  Firstly, you will need a Kindergarten PM map to indicate where your child will be picked up at noon.  Secondly, you will need a regular map (bus letter A-T) map that designates the location where your child will be dropped off at the end of the school day.

*If your child is in Grade 1-4, you will only need 1 map (bus letter A-T).  The location indicated on this map is for morning pick up and afterschool drop off and is same location for both.



Highwood Parking/Safety Plan (PDF)

Mandarin Bilingual & Cultural Programs Video



CBE system messages


My School Bus Monitor