OUR SCHOOL STORY
Constable Neil Bruce, a native of New Brunswick, joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1959. Constable Neil Bruce was fatally wounded on the morning of April 10th, 1965, while attempting to rescue a young woman who was being unlawfully confined in a cabin in Powers Creek in Westbank, B.C. He died in the Kelowna General Hospital on April 14th, 1965. Constable Neil Bruce was 26 years old. He left behind his wife Sandra, his son Donald and his daughter Barbara.
CNB officially opened as a Grade 7 – 9 school in January 2000. Our school community has continued to go steadily and concluded the 2017 school year with a population of approximately 730 students.
We have an amazing group of grade 9 TROOP leaders who emulate the qualities and attributes that Constable Neil Bruce demonstrated. As an RCMP member, he was a role model and hero. Constable Neil Bruce displayed kindness, compassion, care and respect. These leadership students were named the TROOPS to honour a team/group of graduating RCMP officers.
Our CNB Vision Statement
The Mission of CNB Middle School is to provide a safe, supportive environment where students, staff, parents and community members are committed to meeting the unique developmental needs of adolescents.
The purpose of a Middle School is to provide a school setting that takes into consideration the transition period between childhood and adolescence. To experience a strong sense of belonging in school, students must feel capable of completing tasks in a manner that meets the standards of the school, believe they can connect successfully with teachers and classmates, and know they can contribute in a significant way to the group.
SCHOOL GOALS for 2016-2017
- To increase the levels of literacy among all students.
- To increase numeracy levels for all students.
- To improve the students' level of social responsibility.
If this is the purpose of Middle School and these are our goals for our students, as a school community we began the learning and understanding to support students through an inquiry lens using the Spirals of Inquiry.