​Health & Wellness at the CBE

At the CBE, we believe in a whole school approach to health and wellness. We call this our Comprehensive School Health (CSH) approach. CSH is about healthy eating, active living, supportive social environments and positive mental health. As a system, we focus on the following four areas: healthy eating; healthy relationships; physical activity; and positive mental health. Each school creates its own approach and goals for health and wellness.

Visit the CBE website to learn more about health and wellness in schools.​​​​​

Birthdays

We would like to remind parents that Grant MacEwan School is supporting the CBE Administrative Regulation 3047 - Nutrition that has been in effect since Jan. 1, 2012. The CBE supports access to healthy, nutritional food choices for students that are essential to establish an environment that is safe, caring and conductive to effective learning: 

  • Providing students with the skills, opportunities and encouragement they need to adopt healthy eating patterns
  •  Providing healthy food and beverage options in school cafeterias, vending machines, stores or canteens, and at special events
  • Establishing nutritional procedures that make healthy choices the easy choice
  • Ensuring that good nutrition is promoted both in theory and in practice. 

Grant MacEwan School Administration and Staff will not support Student Birthday Parties in the classroom, as this is not part of the curriculum. We will acknowledge a child’s birthday and if parents want they may send a nutritious snack (fruit or vegetables) only after they have contacted the classroom teacher and made appropriate arrangements for a time that will not disrupt the regular routine in the classroom. Parents are asked not to send cakes/cookies/cupcakes etc., as they will be sent back home. 

Alberta Health Services (AHS)

AHS supports our school community by providing nursing services approximately one-half day per week. These services include the following: 

  • Acting as a support and resource for students and families. 
  • Providing health information to students, teachers and parents. 
  • Providing health screening (such as hearing) 
  • Providing immunization. 
  • Acting as a resource about the common diseases of children. If you wish to contact our school nurse you can do so by phoning our school office.

Health & Wellness

Birthdays

We would like to remind parents that Grant MacEwan School is supporting the CBE Administrative Regulation 3047 - Nutrition that has been in effect since Jan. 1, 2012. The CBE supports access to healthy, nutritional food choices for students that are essential to establish an environment that is safe, caring and conductive to effective learning: 

  • Providing students with the skills, opportunities and encouragement they need to adopt healthy eating patterns
  •  Providing healthy food and beverage options in school cafeterias, vending machines, stores or canteens, and at special events
  • Establishing nutritional procedures that make healthy choices the easy choice
  • Ensuring that good nutrition is promoted both in theory and in practice. 

Grant MacEwan School Administration and Staff will not support Student Birthday Parties in the classroom, as this is not part of the curriculum. We will acknowledge a child’s birthday and if parents want they may send a nutritious snack (fruit or vegetables) only after they have contacted the classroom teacher and made appropriate arrangements for a time that will not disrupt the regular routine in the classroom. Parents are asked not to send cakes/cookies/cupcakes etc., as they will be sent back home. 

Alberta Health Services (AHS)

AHS supports our school community by providing nursing services approximately one-half day per week. These services include the following: 

  • Acting as a support and resource for students and families. 
  • Providing health information to students, teachers and parents. 
  • Providing health screening (such as hearing) 
  • Providing immunization. 
  • Acting as a resource about the common diseases of children. If you wish to contact our school nurse you can do so by phoning our school office.
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Healthy Children - Newsletter for Parents

Provided by Alberta Health Services

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    Being a Role Model / Walk Safe
  • October 2019:
    Nurture with Nature / 5 Tips on Talking About Sexual Health with Your Child
  • November 2019:
    5 Easy Tips to Get Rid of Lice / Technology and Physical Activity
  • December 2019:
    Canada’s Food Guide / Electronic Cigarettes
  • January 2020:
    Seal Out Tooth Decay / Being Mentally Healthy
  • February 2020:
    Early Specialization in Sport / Developmental Assets
  • March 2020:
    Self-management / Role Modeling a Healthy Relationship with Food
  • April 2020:
    Protecting Teeth with Fluoride / Understanding Consent
  • May 2020:
    Water Facts / Helmet Safety
  • June 2020:
    Practical Ways to Build Positive Body Image / Talking to Your Child About Tobacco

View All Alberta Health Services Teacher and Learning Resources​​​​​​​​​

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