Off-Site Activities

Field Trips

With special thanks to funders the Niitsitapi Learning Centre has numerous valuable learning field trips throughout the school year. Please ensure the consent form for every trip is completed, we cannot permit students to participate without it, phoning home for verbal consent is not permitted.

Walking Field Trips

Class trips that are within walking distance of the school, e.g. to a local park, will no longer require parents to fill out a consent form.  Instead, schools will send a letter outlining local sites and their potential risks.  Teachers will provide guardians 48 hours notice of the trip to plan appropriately and off-site activity supervision ratios will be met.

EDC/Preschool Transportation

Children who require car seats or booster seats for regular transportation must be in a car seat or booster seat for field trips. 

Preparing your Child for an Off-site Activity

  • Arrive to school on time, as departure times have limited flexibility.
  • Dress appropriately, including running shoes and comfortable clothing appropriate for the activity.
  • Bring a water bottle or additional healthy snack if you prefer. The school will provide snacks and lunch for the students on the trip.
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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).​​

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