Calgary Board of Education

Archived News 2014-15
Holiday Family Program


Thank you to everyone who supported our Holiday Family Program.  There were many cash/card donations as well as several boxes of very thoughtful gifts. Your generosity will be much appreciated by the women and children who seek shelter from abusive situations at the YWCA.

Holiday Family Program


PresentsOne of the traditions for the holiday season at the National Sport School is to reach out and help people in need.  As we have done for the past four years, the NSS will be supporting the YWCA.  Our contributions provide critical aid to women (often with children) recovering from family violence, poverty and homelessness.


How can we help?


Monetary donations, gift cards, new children’s shoes and clothing, unwrapped gifts for women and children, books, arts and crafts supplies, popular board games, shampoo, conditioner, dental hygiene products. Please see Holiday Family Program for complete details.


If you would like to make a donation, please bring it to the main office by Tuesday, December 16. A tax receipt for any monetary donation or gift purchase of $20.00 or more will be given. The YWCA will mail these to you in the New Year. Please send along the original cash register receipt with the gifts and gift cards.

Open House

20 plus members of Canada's teams at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympic Games completed their high school education at the National Sport School.


We invite you to attend our annual Open House to find out why.


Date: Thursday, November 27, 2014


Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Location: National Sport School

110 - 151 Canada Olympic Road SW


Kurtis Wenzel

Open House Invite


Awards Night


Awards Night

  The National Sport School celebrated the Academic and Citizenship achievements of our student-athletes from the 2013-14 school year on the evening of October 16th. With support from WinSport Canada, the Calgary Booster Club, the Alberta Ski and Snowboard Fund, TransCanada Pipelines and the Avish Makol family we were able to recognize 164 award recipients. This was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the success of so many of our students, 80% of the entire student body achieved honour roll and the Markin McPhail Centre provided a great venue for the event. Emcees Irene Shkolnikov and Paul Ayer led the celebrations and recognition of our awards winners.


Mayor's Breakfast


Special thanks to the 56 student-athletes and their families for another successful Mayor's Sport Breakfast. Especially considering the unanticipated and unwelcome preview to winter, the fact that all 56 student-athletes made it to the event on time and (most importantly) safely is an accomplishment in itself.

Bryn Hoffman, Conner Matthezing and Kailie Humphries


Kaillie Humphreys was excellent as the key note speaker, sharing her story of resilience, determination and success, but the real stars of the event were definitely our students. Lead by Bryn Hoffman (figure skating) and Connor Matthezing (swimming), who were spectacular in their roles as Masters of Ceremony, our student-athletes were remarkable ambassadors for their sports and the National Sport School, conveying their passions and experiences to members of Calgary's corporate and athletic communities. 


Several accolades were aimed at our student-athletes by a number of attendees, including His Worship Mayor Nenshi, city councillors, MLAs, and Olympians. This was a day where the National Sport School's Culture of Excellence was fully realized.



Camp 2014

Camp 2014Our annual team-building and direction-setting “Camp NSS” was again held at Camp Chief Hector in the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. The Camp was, as usual, a great success with experienced student-athletes and teachers facilitating newcomers to the school in becoming acclimatized to the “Culture of Excellence” that permeates all we do at the National Sport School. Activities included a high ropes course, canoeing, low ropes, horseback riding and many more, an induction ceremony for those new to our school community, and an evening session conducted by Dr. Steve Norris. Since the unique hybrid teaching and learning environment at NSS is distinctly different from traditional schooling, this Camp is a critical component of the school's success. Thanks go to everyone involved for making this Camp an overwhelming success!



September 2014

Welcome back!

Hope you all enjoyed your summer. Check the calendar for specific details for the upcoming year.


On September 2, the first day of classes, new students should arrive at 8:30 for orientation and returning students should arrive at 10:15.



Due to the Tour of Alberta bike race on Sept 1 and 2,  all roads into and at COP will be closed.  The school is still accessible via West Valley Road and 1st Ave S.W.  


Please refer to the two google maps below for parking

  1. Accessing West Valley Road from 16th Ave 
  2. Accessing the gravel lot where Cavalia was set up via 1st Ave S.W.