Spanish is spoken here!

SPB is home to one of the largest International Spanish Academies in Canada. Students of the Spanish Bilingual program have been learning in two languages for all of their school lives. Students of the English Community Program are offered an introductory Spanish-as-a-Second-Language class. All students, staff and visitors are encouraged to practice and showcase their Spanish language skills – whether advanced or basic – whenever possible. Students and teachers of the Spanish Bilingual program have clear expectations for full use of Spanish within the classroom. 

Our School Program is Uniquely Organized

  • International Spanish Academy (Grade 6-9) that serves NW and NE communities
  • English Community School (Grade 7-9)
  • National Sport Academy (Grade 9) service provider that offers sport-specific training in baseball and hockey.
  • Teachers within the core program are organized into teams that work together to plan activities and integrate curriculum. They discuss strategies to work more successfully with their students.
  • Outstanding Complementary Program (options) - organized in semesters (exemption: Band is a full year of courses). Students are offered a wide variety of option courses in Spanish and English which extend and enhance the Program of Studies
  • Staff are creative, concerned, competent and caring, bringing a wide range of language and cultural experiences to their students.

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Spanish is spoken here!

SPB is home to one of the largest International Spanish Academies in Canada. Students of the Spanish Bilingual program have been learning in two languages for all of their school lives. Students of the English Community Program are offered an introductory Spanish-as-a-Second-Language class. All students, staff and visitors are encouraged to practice and showcase their Spanish language skills – whether advanced or basic – whenever possible. Students and teachers of the Spanish Bilingual program have clear expectations for full use of Spanish within the classroom. 

Our School Program is Uniquely Organized

  • International Spanish Academy (Grade 6-9) that serves NW and NE communities
  • English Community School (Grade 7-9)
  • National Sport Academy (Grade 9) service provider that offers sport-specific training in baseball and hockey.
  • Teachers within the core program are organized into teams that work together to plan activities and integrate curriculum. They discuss strategies to work more successfully with their students.
  • Outstanding Complementary Program (options) - organized in semesters (exemption: Band is a full year of courses). Students are offered a wide variety of option courses in Spanish and English which extend and enhance the Program of Studies
  • Staff are creative, concerned, competent and caring, bringing a wide range of language and cultural experiences to their students.
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​About the CBE

The CBE is the largest school district in Western Canada. Our mission is to ensure each student, in keeping with his or her individual abilities and gifts, completes high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning. You can look on the CBE website for more information. ​​

Learn more about what students and families can expect to hear from their schools next week. Classes are cancelled and students will not be returning to their schools, but learning is ongoing. https://t.co/2k2t0CUwTV #wearecbe

Yesterday we sent a message to all Gr. 10, 11 and 12 families about diploma exams. Diploma exams are cancelled, but under special circumstances, students can request to write a diploma exam. For more info, see info on our website https://t.co/Vt8kke9SuE

All city and school playgrounds are closed effective immediately to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. City parks remain open. Let’s all work together to protect the public’s health. #WeAreCBE

CBE Spring Break runs Mar. 23 – 27 for Traditional Calendar Schools, until Apr. 3 for Modified Calendar Schools. CBE Schools are closed during this time. Students and Staff, enjoy your time off, be safe and take care of yourselves. #WeAreCBE

An important parent message and video regarding continuation of learning for students was posted today. https://t.co/LBNFIPhl7L