Calgary Board of Education

Colonel Irvine School

412 Northmount Drive N.W., Calgary AB T2K 3H6 | Reg. 7-9, Chinese 5-9

t | 403-777-7280  e | f | 403-777-7283


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Welcome to an exciting new year of learning at Colonel Irvine School with vibrant Regular, Mandarin and Bridges Programs

French Immersion Program Online Engagement Opportunity

The high level of interest in the French Immersion Program in northwest and north central Calgary has resulted in some schools being at or over-capacity, which may limit continued growth at these locations. The CBE is committed to providing strong learning opportunities to all our French Immersion students and working with families to explore possibilities for the future.

You are invited to participate in a virtual world café discussion forum to share your voice on options for the future for the French Immersion Program in northwest and north central Calgary. The virtual discussion forum will close at midnight on April 29, 2018.

The decision-making process will consider all input and feedback gathered at in-person sessions and online opportunities along with CBE values and planning principles, available space in schools, financial sustainability, government legislation and more. Together, all of this must be carefully considered in making recommendations and decisions. Decisions will be implemented for the 2019-20 school year or later.

We look forward to working with you to develop a long-term strategy for the French Immersion Program in northwest and north central Calgary.

If you have questions about this engagement, please email You can also find more information about this initiative at CBE Dialogue.

invite | Forest Lawn High School & Jack James High School Open House

The Calgary Board of Education will be hosting a drop-in open house to share information on the following:

  • Forest Lawn High School Modernization
      • Classroom space utilization at Forest Lawn and Jack James
  • Chinook Learning ELL/LINC program
  • Career and Technology Studies (CTS) courses at Forest Lawn High School and Jack James High School and high school success
  • Area 3 office at Forest Lawn High School
  • Parents, students, staff and community members are welcome to attend. There will not be a formal presentation at this open house.

Date | Tuesday, April 24
Time | 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Location | Jack James High School, 5105 – 8 Ave. SE

If you are unable to attend, we are keeping the public informed on this important project on our Building and Modernizing webpage.

Students Shine in National Math Competition

Grade 6 students from Colonel Irvine School recently competed in the 2017-18 competition of the Canadian National Mathematics League. Our school ranked number 2 in Alberta and tied for number 13 overall in the country! Colonel Irvine was the top Calgary school in the competition.

Individually, Ivy C had the second highest score in Alberta, and Ryan L tied for the seventh highest score. Ivy’s score also put her in a tie for the 20th overall in all of Canada – well done!

Congratulations to all students who participated and showed so well for Colonel Irvine School!

letterSchool Newsletter

The April newsletter is available here.

April Principal's Message

I hope that everyone had a restful Spring break. I can’t believe we are in the final couple of months of the school year. It is time to set our sights on bringing the school year to a successful conclusion. Students and staff alike are extremely busy both completing the current school year and preparing for next year. First and foremost on the mind of staff is ensuring that all curriculums are covered and that students are as prepared as possible for the completion of their current grade. For grade six and nine, this includes being ready to write the Provincial Achievement Exams in May and June. In addition to their teaching assignments, teachers are engaged in planning and organizing numerous year-end activities. These events make Colonel Irvine an extra special place to attend school and include things such as the year end band concert, in-school track and field meet, and the Grade nine farewell activities held at the school. We realize that activities of this nature are essential to a well-rounded educational experience and are valued by students. We still have couple of field trips planned for this month. The grade 6’s are going to outdoor education school and our grade 7-9 band students are going to River’s Edge.

On the athletic scene, badminton is well under way and students are participating in interschool competitions. They will be held at Sir Winston Churchill on April 30, May 1st and 2nd. Soon track and field will start. Track and field is a great school-wide activity and affords many students the opportunity to have a competitive athletic experience in an educational
and fun setting. Our city-wide meet is scheduled for May 3rd and our in-school track meet will be on the morning of May 25th. Volunteers will be needed for this both track meet days.

As the hours of daylight lengthen and the weather warms (hopefully soon), we ask that student adhere to our dress code listed in the student handbook. It is easy for students’ thoughts and priorities to wander from the rigors of school. While this may be the case, I encourage students to keep their eye on the finish line (June 27) and parents to help their children maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle that includes a strong focus on being successful at school. As students prepare to complete the school year, it is crucial that they attend regularly and punctually, put forth a positive effort while at school, and maintain a regular homework and study regime. Parents, please be sure to continue to keep yourself updated as to your child’s academic progress by checking Home Logic on a regular basis. If you have any questions regarding how you can help your child be most successful at school, do not hesitate to contact their teachers. Parent Teacher interviews are on April 19, 1:30-4 and 4:30-8 and on April 19 from 9-noon.

On a final note, our new cell phone/electronic policy has been very positive. Thank you to parents and guardians for supporting our new policy of not having personal phones/electronics during class time. Overall, our students are meeting the new expectation of using their devices during non-class time.
Thanks for your continued support.

Ms. Bea Ko, Principal

Important Dates

3: Classes resume
4: Band Camp parent meeting, 6:30
9-11: Band Camp, gr 7, 8, 9
10-13: Gr 6 Outdoor School
19: Early Dismissal, 12:02
19: P/T Interviews, 1:30-4; 4:30-8
20: P/T Interviews, 9-12; no school
3: Track and Field Day
4: Virtue Assembly
4: Early dismissal, 12:02
8: School Council, 6:30
10: Gr 6 LA PAT, part A
11: Gr 9 LA PAT, part A
11: Gr 8 to Telus Spark
18: Non-instructional day
21: Victoria Day, no school
29: Gr 9 River Watch
31: Band concert


CBE Student Night with the Flames

Open to students, staff, and their families. Book early before these games sell out! Orders will be processed and emailed within 3-4 business days.

Tickets are press level seating (third level) which will be selected from best available, on a first-come first-served basis.

More Information (pdf)

Welcome to School Letter

The 2017 Welcome to School Letter is available here (pdf)

Parent / Student Handbook 2017/18

The 2017/18 school handbook is available here (pdf)

Designation Notices

Mar. 20, 2017 | Regular Program School Designations for Students Residing in Livingston (pdf)

Mar. 20, 2017 | Regular Program School Designations for Students Residing in Carrington (pdf)

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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.


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To improve regular and ongoing communication, a program called HomeLogic is now open which allows you to view your child’s progress, demographics and attendance. Please look at this periodically to be better informed. To access HomeLogic please click on the "HomeLogic" button to the left, under the Desire2Learn button.

Please take a minute to check it out.

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