Constable Neil Bruce Middle School (CNB) is named after Cst. Neil Bruce, who was a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Officer. Cst. Neil Bruce, originally from New Brunswick, joined the RCMP in 1959. Cst. Neil Bruce was fatally wounded on the morning of April 10, 1965, while attempting to rescue a young woman who was being unlawfully confined in a cabin in Powers Creek in West Kelowna, B.C. He died in the Kelowna General Hospital on April 14, 1965. Cst. Neil Bruce was 26 years old and he left behind his wife Sandra, his son Donald and his daughter Barbara.
CNB Middle School is located on the unceded, traditional territory of the Syilx (Okanagan) people who have cared for this land since time immemorial.
CNB opened as a grade 7-9 school in January 2000. September 2018 was the first year CNB Middle School welcomed students in grades 6-8. Our students come into our school from many elementary schools in the area: Chief Tomat, Hudson Road, Mar Jok, Rose Valley, Shannon Lake, and Sənsisyustən House of Learning. We currently have approximately 875 students and 85 school staff.
CNB Middle School has as focus of Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibly while providing a curriculum that is anchored in the Five (5) Essential Attributes of Successful Middle Schools: equitable, responsive, empowering, engaging, and challenging. We encourage student voice and agency through a variety of learning opportunities and support our students as they explore and develop areas of interest. In alignment with the Central Okanagan Public Schools district goals and strategic plan, students experience and build core competencies, identified by the BC Ministry of Education, in order to engage in deeper learning.
It is through the lens of equity and justice we strive provide to a safe and caring school community for all our students so they grow and develop as learners. At CNB Middle School, a large part of this work is approached through the First Peoples Principles of Learning. As we hold ourselves accountable to the Calls to Action, in order to move along the path towards Truth and Reconciliation, we look to our student leaders and community members to help with this important and necessary work.