Dialogue is the Calgary Board of Education’s approach to community engagement. It is a mutually respectful exchange of ideas that acknowledges and celebrates the diversity within the CBE community. It represents our ongoing commitment to involve people in decisions that affect them.

We know we make better decisions when we listen and work together to solve problems and find solutions. When we do, our students are better equipped to become successful citizens who contribute their ideas, passion and energy to society.

There can be no dialogue without you. Find out more about Dialogue as well as current and past system engagement initiatives on the CBE’s website​.​​​​​​

Long-Term Strategy for the Northwest and North Central French Immersion Programs Engagement | Dec. 6 Update

​​More Students to Access High Quality CBE French Immersion Programs | The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) is pleased to respond to growing interest and provide new opportunities for more students to access high-quality French Immersion Programs in northwest and north central Calgary after a comprehensive community engagement process.

Find out more |

  • Read the news story on the main page of the school website
  • Find the decision overview and supporting documents at www.cbe.ab.ca/dialogue​
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Get involved, share your ideas and help us balance enrolment in our high schools.​​

Over the next two years, we will be asking for your input and feedback on how we can balance student enrolment across 20 of our high schools. Within the next five years, our projections show that 10 CBE high schools will be operating between 100 and 150 per cent of their capacity, while seven high schools will be operating between 50 and 85 per cent of their capacity. Only three high schools are projected to be within the balanced utilization range (85-100 per cent) that best supports student learning.​

When student enrolment at a school is either too high or too low it affects student access, flexibility and choice in programming and extracurricular activities including athletics and clubs for students. It simply does not make sense to have several schools with an abundance of available space while many others are full beyond their capacity.

A decision is expected by October 2021, with implementation beginning September 2022. Students currently in Grade 7 will be in Grade 10 in 2022-23. If you have a student this age or younger, your family will be affected by any changes that might result from this engagement process. While current high school students will not be affected by changes, the perspectives of our current high school families are a valuable part of the conversation and will help us in the decision-making process.

In the fall of 2019, we held 12 in-person sessions and offered online engagement opportunities for staff, students, parents and the public. Feedback gathered will be shared on the CBE website and will be considered as we start to build options to balance enrolment at 20 of our high schools. 

Thank you for your continued participation.
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Community Engagement

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RT @JSMelementary: JSM students acknowledge National Métis Week starting with The Giving Tree by Leah Dorion. Learning about Métis core values and beliefs: strength, kindness, courage, tolerance, honesty, respect, love, sharing, caring, balance, & patience #NationalMétisWeek #@wearecbe https://t.co/3xAba4Dmww

RT @Egbert_Elks: Finger weaving in Fashions class today in recognition of Métis Week. Thank you Ms. Marshall for teaching the students the importance of finger weaving, the Métis Sash, and the colours represented in the sash that help tell an important story of the Métis people #CBEIndigenousEd https://t.co/XiOHoUdY0U

Thank you to the talented students from Captain Nichola Goddard School for their performance of the national anthem at the start of today’s Board meeting #WeAreCBE https://t.co/TJ6zm7GFJb

RT @JohnstoneSchool: Inspired by nature! Grade 1 students learning about Metis pointillism with Mrs Rivard! #Métis #art #pointillism https://t.co/zhDAtMY5BJ

RT @piitoayis: PFS celebrating Métis week with jigging w/ Shalome Hope and Red River cart teachings with Ma Terry and Ms Andrea @CBEArea3 @UsihChristopher https://t.co/vhzxwKU1aG

November 10-16 is National Métis Week. During this week we commemorate the many contributions of Métis people to Canada https://t.co/JLSfYdfJX3 #WeAreCBE https://t.co/bXyjWkN6rv

Join us for the Board of Trustees public meeting today at noon at the Ed Centre or stream the meeting online https://t.co/ISGJKm8WFG #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/EhCuXpBuRx

RT @DianneLYee: Such a great day to celebrate the expertise & passion of Andrea Bailey, Crossing Park Learning Leader--winner of the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). With Principal Black, AP Shaver & enthusiastic students! https://t.co/nhj2OcupZg

CBE schools and offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11 in commemoration of Remembrance Day #WeAreCBE #LestWeForget https://t.co/Sag8H3BgJd

Calgary Board of Education schools held assemblies on Friday, Nov 8 to commemorate and honour our many military men and women #WeAreCBE ⚡️ “Remembrance Day 2019” by @yyCBEdu https://t.co/h15fjA5Tk9