​​​Regular Program at the CBE

Even though most of our schools offer a regular program, no two are quite the same. All schools teach according to Alberta Education’s mandated curriculum, however a school’s focus, optional courses and school activities are as unique as every school.​​​

Program, Focus & Approach


Motivation to complete homework primarily comes from parental interest and support. According to CBE policy, for students in kindergarten through to Grade 3, no formal assignments are made, but 5 to 10 minutes of systematic study per night is recommended. Children in Grade 4 may be assigned formal assignments at the discretion of the teacher, but no school requirement should exceed 20 minutes in length. At Andrew Sibbald School, children are encouraged to read daily.

Home Literacy and the New Curriculum

As we implement our New Curriculum in English Language Arts and Literature, there are some new instructional practices for teaching students to read based on current research and best practices.  In particular, in Grades 1 and 2 there are some explicit teaching methods for supporting students in acquiring skills for reading.  On the side of this page you will find a number of resources relate to the instruction of reading.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher or the administration.

As well, as we continue to move forward with our reading practices to align to the New Curriculum and CBE’s Scope and Sequence, we would also like to highlight the new CBE Decodable Digital Library.  

This digital library will continue to be updated. The purpose of decodable books is to help students who are beginning readers with word processing and sounding out (phonological and phonemic knowledge).   

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