​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

Off-Site Activities at Brentwood

Students will participate in a variety of off-site activities, commonly referred to as ‘field trips’, away from the school. Procedures for off-site activities are clearly governed by administrative regulations and must be an integral part of the planned program of studies. Parents will be notified of each off-campus activity so that they are aware of the purpose, risks, safety precautions, costs and other requirements of the trip. Parents must complete an Acknowledgement of Risk Form for every field trip their child participates in, other than low risk trips within walking distance. Volunteers will also be required to complete an Acknowledgement of Risk Form and have an up to date police security clearance as well as attend a Volunteer Orientation session. These sessions are offered in September. Special activity fees will be collected from each student to cover the costs of the trips taken throughout the year. No child will be denied access to off-site activities because of inability to pay; parents are asked to contact the principal if this is the case. Field trip expenses are calculated on the entire group attending and the school is unable to modify pricing if students do not participate. Off-Site Activity fees are non-refundable.

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