​​​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.

Start Smart Stay Safe (S4)

Our school is part of the S4 - Start Smart Stay Safe initiative once again this year. This is a partnership between the CBE, Calgary Catholic School District, the Calgary City Police Department and Mount Royal University: S4 Strengthening Students, Families and Communities. This is a proactive, strengths-based model of teaching/learning where police, schools and families partner together to actively build positive relationships, create safe communities and prepare children for the challenges of our complex, changing world.

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