The CBE's App​​roach to Community Engagement

Dialogue is the Calgary Board of Education’s approach to community engagement. It is a mutually respectful exchange of ideas that acknowledges and celebrates the diversity within the CBE community. It represents our ongoing commitment to involve people in decisions that affect them.

We know we make better decisions when we listen and work together to solve problems and find solutions. When we do, our students are better equipped to become successful citizens who contribute their ideas, passion and energy to society.

There can be no dialogue without you. Find out more about Dialogue as well as current and past system engagement initiatives on the CBE’s website​.​​​​​​

Community Engagement

Feedback taken from School Development and Fees Engagement Meeting.

On Wednesday, March 9, Patrick Airlie School held our School Council and Community Engagement session regarding planning for the 2022-23 school year.

In this meeting, we had 8 parents and council members in attendance.

Throughout the meeting, questions were asked related to our plans for the upcoming year.

These questions were:

  • We share SDP information and updates in different ways. In what ways have you learned about our SDP?
  • The SDP is developed with all students in mind. Do you agree that:  
  • Schools must operate within their budget and too many fees can be unmanageable for families. Knowing that, what activities and services are most important to you? 
  • Do you agree that: 

Examples given by Principal were:

  • School website 
  • School council meeting  
  • SchoolMessenger  

No other answers were provided by attendees 

  • Your child's learning can benefit from the goals, actions and resources in the SDP? – Attendees were in agreement
  • The learning of all students is reflected and prioritized in the goals, actions and resources in the SDP? – Attendees were in agreement 

Attendees listed field trips, guest speakers, sports and outdoor activities, hands-on opportunities and school supplies as the most important factors. 

  • The activities our school provides (e.g., field trips, guest speakers, experts in schools, sporting activities, outdoor education, etc.) are important for your child's learning? – Attendees were in agreement
  • The school fees you pay are reasonable considering the benefit they provide your child?  – Attendees were in agreement 

We appreciate the participation and will take the responses under advisement.

Thank you

Anica Robinson
Principal, Patrick Airlie School

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