​Off-Site Activities at the CBE

At the CBE, we call “field trips” off-site activities. Off-site activities are learning experiences that​ occur away from the school site and are organized and supervised by the CBE. All off-site activities must adhere to our Administrative Regulation 3027 – Off-Site Activities. Off-site activities enable students to participate in quality learning experiences that are:

  • Supporting educational outcomes
  • Relevant, flexible, and accessible
  • Connected to the Alberta Programs of Study and learning outcomes, Guide to Education and CBE Results statements

An off-site activity usually originates with the classroom teacher (called the teacher-in-charge) who makes a proposal to his or her principal. Once the activity is approved (based on learning impact and safety), the teacher will provide information to parents regarding the off-site activity including potential risks that are unique to the activity.

Preparing Your Child for an Off-Site Activity

  • Read all of the information sent home with your child from the teacher
  • After reviewing information, if you want your child to participate in the off-site activity sign the Acknowledgment of Risk Form​ and any other documents provided by the teacher
  • A parent meeting is required for all overnight off-site activities, and may be held for other off-site activities
  • Talk to your child about the activity – where they will go, what they will do and what they will be learning about
  • The consent of the parent, guardian, or volunteer must be obtained before the student may participate in an off-site activity

Volunteering for an Off-Site Activity

If you want to volunteer for an off-site activity, you can find more information on the Volunteer page (in the Get Involved section of our website).​​

Off-Site Activities

Paying for Field Trips

Field trips are considered instructional time. Students are expected to participate in all field trips and in-school activities as they are part of and support the educational curriculum. Students are figured into the initial pricing of a field trip and therefore are still expected to pay even though they may be absent on the day.

Field Trip Authorization

For all off-site field trips, a form needs to be completed and have your signature to show you have given consent. Students are not allowed to leave the school unless we have your signed permission. 

Walking Field Trips

Your child’s teacher will inform you when local walking field trips take place, such as to Bowness Park. A generalized permission letter will be sent out to parents as part of the forms package welcoming students back to school in September. Consent is assumed for these short local types of walks. Please contact your child’s teacher with a reason if you do not wish your child to participate in a particular outing, as this is part of their educational programming.

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