​​​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

Homework Guidelines

We encourage our students to begin to practice good study habits by completing homework each night. The CBE does not endorse extended periods of nightly homework for elementary students. The policy recommends that students in Grades 1-3 spend approximately 5-10 minutes per night and students in Grade 4-6 should spend approximately 20 minutes on homework. If homework is assigned, the teacher will give a deadline for completion. If you find that your child is having difficulty completing homework assignments, please discuss this with their teacher.

There is never “no homework” because if students do not have assigned homework, they should spend some time reading. Parents are encouraged to read with their children nightly since this not only allows you to spend time together but allows your children to see the value you place in them learning to read. This dedicated time for homework and/or reading assists in developing the good study habits that they will need as they progress in their education.

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​​​​Exploring Career Choices

For Grades 5 to 9 at the CBE, we offer Career & Technology Foundations (CTF). This is an inquiry-based, hands-on program that focuses on essential skills common to occupational areas, and our students personalize their learning based on their interests and passions.​​​

In February we celebrate Black History Month! It’s an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the contributions of Black Canadians in communities across the country. Activities and lessons are planned in CBE schools throughout the month. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/zQV1xcoztb

There are no classes for CBE students on Friday, Feb. 3, because it’s a system-wide non-instructional day. Have a great long weekend! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/mvrodtENcq

RT @Tombainescbe: Happy Groundhog Day #yyc Check out this student made GIF done in computers to celebrate! #wearecbc @yyCBEdu @CbeArea1 https://t.co/HitZvs1slg

February 1 is World Hijab Day. It is a day to celebrate and honor the diversity and strength of women who choose to wear the hijab. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Q11FGeAyRz

Chief Superintendent Christopher Usih and Blackfoot Elder Saa'kokoto joined the Literacy and Indigenous Education Teams to celebrate World Read Aloud Day. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/kMS0U61gGS