​Learning Commons at the CBE

Today’s learners cannot imagine life without the internet and supporting technology. The concept of the traditional library is changing to include technology, online tools and spaces for collaboration and exploration.​​​

Learning Commons / Library

Learning Hub

The Fish Creek School Learning Commons is the hub of our school. Centrally located, each of our students has regular, open access to its space and resources. With it’s high ceiling and magnificent natural light, our Learning Commons is inviting and a place for wonder and possibility.

Library

Our collections of books has been meticulously maintained over many years and we are pleased to offer a current selection of reading materials for students of all grades in both fiction and non-fiction. First and foremost, we want our students to build and maintain a love of reading. Students are free to select their own books, but if a helping hand is needed our teachers and Learning Commons staff will work directly with each individual to make a positive book match. Our library collection is open to all students at any time, because we know that many of our students don’t want to wait a whole week to exchange their books. 

Technology

Our Learning Commons is also home to our extensive technology inventory. Working on the Apple platform, we have enough Apple Laptops and iPads to accommodate any student at any time. While our primary laptop collection are reserved for classrooms sign-out, we maintain a significant number of laptops in our Learning Commons for everyday, random student use. Please visit our Technology Tools page for more information on tools available to students and parents.

Maker Space

Finally, our Learning Commons is not your old school library. You won’t hear “shhhhh” in here. As the hub of our school, students and classrooms use the space on a regular basis for project work, specifically in the area of Maker Education. On any given day you can find students working with robotics, or building their own creation with purpose. In this space we encourage creativity, collaboration and community. 

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Friday, Sept 24 is a system-wide non-instructional day so there are no classes for CBE students. Have a safe long weekend and please continue to follow all public health measures #WeAreCBE https://t.co/2BCAzks4jb

RT @UsihChristopher: We all recognize the benefits of in-person learning. We are doing everything we can to minimize transmission of COVID-19 in our schools. We NEED your help! To all employees and students (who are eligible): Please get vaccinated as quickly as possible. Thanks for sharing message!

Thank you @JackJamesHS for sharing information about the history of Treaty 7 on the anniversary of its signing #WeAreCBE #WeAreAllTreatyPeople https://t.co/QeXj9cNonO

RT @Indigenous_cbe: Today is fall equinox - a time when daylight & nighttime share the sky equally. Today is also Treaty 7 Day - the 144th anniversary of the signing of Treaty 7. The 🌞 & 🌙s equality today teaches us how to honour the treaty...by walking together in equal partnership. #welcomeoko https://t.co/7nUdmGVAVL

A number of CBE schools have participated in #StudentVoteCanada last week and today to learn about democracy in action #WeAreCBE https://t.co/XugrIa8ZpC

RT @NickleCBE: Drive by and check out our new trees! Grade 7 Environmental Stewardship class planted 7 trees in front of our school (purchased by EcoClub last year). We are excited to be adding to the biodiversity of our community! #WeAreCBE #getoutside #environmentstewards @NickleParents https://t.co/Lpg5lX8LyH

We’ve reviewed the new health measures announced by government and provided an update to CBE families https://t.co/2kr6uYxlMq #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/qP1dPOwMTY

RT @ohscbe: It is definitely looking like fall out there! Our Grade 6s are learning about the autumnal equinox occurring on Sept 22, which marks the change of the season! #SkyScience #WeAreCBE https://t.co/BKZZMfmlnC

Thank you to all of the CBE students involved in the safety patrol program. We must all work together to ensure student and pedestrian/wheeler safety on the roads and pathways near our schools. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/QDjFocgZaj

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting will be held virtually starting at noon. We invite you to stream the meeting online https://t.co/nvCl1fvF09 #yycbe https://t.co/ec1MUL3Toi