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Pre-enrolment and Registration Update

Thanks to all the families who pre-enrolled before the deadline to help our school get ready for 2024–25! 

We’re happy to let you know that, based on available space, all students who registered or pre-enrolled before March 22, 2024, have been accepted. We look forward to seeing your family in the fall!


Closed Boundary School

Nellie Carlson is a Level 2, Closed Boundary school. As outlined in Division regulations, the only new students accepted to our school during pre-enrolment are:

  1. Resident students who live within the attendance area.
  2. Siblings of current students who will be returning to the school the following year.

If the student you are registering or pre-enrolling meets one of these criteria for the 2024-2025 school year, please register them online (new students) or pre-enrol through SchoolZone (existing students). 

Following the close of pre-enrolment at 4 pm on March 22, 2024, the school will only accept resident students who have newly moved into the attendance area or resident students eligible for Kindergarten.

Additional documentation may be required, including additional address documents, or immigration documents for students who are not Canadian citizens. 
  • PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to accept Property Tax Bills, Drivers Licenses, Bank Statements, Mutual Funds or Retirement Saving Plans. We will accept the following:
    • electricity bill
    • natural gas bill
    • water, garbage pickup and sewer
    • mortgage document with proof of home insurance or
    • lease agreement with proof of tenant insurance

Principal's Message

Welcome to Nellie Carlson School, a Kindergarten through Grade 9 learning community with a capacity of approximately 950 students, opened in September of 2016.  The name sake of Nellie Carlson School is a remarkable woman and activist who championed equal rights for First Nations, Metis and Inuit women and children with a focus on the importance of education.  In keeping with this focus, Nellie Carlson School staff are committed to ensuring that students receive high levels of instruction and opportunities for learning in three key areas; academics, physical fitness, and citizenship.

Nellie Carlson School is dedicated to high levels of achievement. The staff of Nellie Carlson School embrace the premise that the very purpose of our school is to help all students learn at high levels. There is no ambiguity or hedging regarding this commitment to learning. Staff are committed to going beyond ensuring that children are taught, to ensuring that all students learn essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes. This focus is evident in every aspect of our school culture, and staff continually examine evidence of student learning, and further, identify interventions necessary to ensure all students learn.

Physical fitness and athletics play an important role in the education of all children. Nellie Carlson School staff are committed to ensuring that students have every opportunity to develop their physical skills. This is evident not just in a commitment to sport, but in a commitment to learning physical activities and attitudes that will result in a life-long commitment to health and fitness.

Teaching Citizenship is more than just repeating character traits each month. Nellie Carlson School staff and students are dedicated to teaching and learning essential life skills and characteristics necessary to thrive in school and beyond. Some of these skills include leadership, accountability, adaptability, initiative and self-direction, cross-cultural skills, responsibility, problem-solving, communication, creativity and teamwork. Nellie Carlson School staff teach a generation of leaders one child at a time.

Teaching students to embrace excellence in academics, physical fitness and citizenship is more than an exercise in semantics; it is a commitment. Parents and community members can expect that learning will always be at the top of the Nellie Carlson School agenda as we challenge ourselves and all students to excel in every area of their education. Welcome to a journey of achievement and excellence.

Proud to be the Principal,

Henry Madsen


Open House Brochure

For those unable to make our Open House, please review the attached document for information about Nellie Carlson School.


2024 Open House Booklet