​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

French Immersion

Learn more about the Early French Immersion Program

Learning Process

Students’ evidence of their learning process is recorded in Iris which is a web-based application used to support the process of students’ understanding of themselves as learners. With Iris, students can develop a learning plan to document their personal learning experiences and to set direction for further learning. Learning plans also provide the opportunity for students to share their learning with their teachers and parents or guardians and to receive feedback from them about what they are doing well and how they can improve.

Homework & School Work

Parents are encouraged to discuss their child’s daily school activities and to review together the agenda for any activities, projects, books or assignments which are brought home. Parents’ interest in schoolwork is an important factor in a child’s success. Homework is a positive extension of school activities.

Assignments might include home reading, research projects, math and completion of work. If students encounter difficulties, we invite you to communicate with the teacher so that the problem can be resolved quickly. Please look on Brightspace by D2L on our website, for specific class information. 

Students who are ill and likely to miss a week or more will be given home assignments according to their level of energy while they are getting better. Please contact your child’s teacher to make specific arrangements.

Physical Education

Our school uses the SPARK Program to provide a quality physical education program utilizing a spacious gymnasium, creative playground, a compound area where students can play outdoor games and well maintained playing fields. Students from Grades 1-4 are scheduled for a daily 1/2 hour class of physical education. 

Artists in Residence

Most years, the school hires an artist-in-residence who spends a number of days or weeks with all of the students in the school helping and fostering the development of specific skills such as in art or dance.

School Learning Team (SLT) 

The School Learning Team is comprised of system level and school-based personnel. The School Learning Team includes classroom teachers, educational assistants, resource teachers, an administrator as well as parents/guardians who meet when a child is referred in order to:

  • Determine objectives of the referral
  • Contribute to assessment
  • Discuss findings
  • Determine actions
  • Brainstorm strategies
  • Monitor implementation of the Individual Program Plan (IPP) as required

Services for Special Needs

A number of our students require services beyond classroom resources. CBE provides valuable consultative, assessment and instructional support services for students, teachers, school administrators and parents/guardians.

Referral Procedures

Referrals for these services are completed by the classroom teacher through the SLT process after consultation with the parent. Parents/guardians are contacted and asked to provide written consent prior to the involvement of the school psychologist, speech pathologist, occupational therapist or physical therapist. Parents/guardians are given the opportunity to meet with the SLT to contribute to the implementation of programming recommendations.

CBE & Community Support

System level assistance can include the provision of consultative services from Area supports, psychologists and strategists. In addition, we have access to Hearing and Vision Itinerant teachers. Calgary Health Services supports the school with Nursing Services and with services from the speech pathologist, occupational and physical therapists. A Calgary police liaison officer is available for the school to call if assistance is required. 

S4 Program

Our school has joined the S4 Program. The Start Smart, Stay Safe (S4) program provides opportunities for students to learn the importance of making positive choices and contributing to make their community of the classroom and the school a caring and safe place for themselves and their peers. Further details are provided on the S4 website.

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