​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

Our Vision and Purpose

Our vision and purpose at Riverbend aligns with our School Development Plan, The CBE’s Three Year Education Plan and Alberta Education’s vision for students and their learning.

School is a place where students are guided toward and assessed on the ‘Competencies’ identified by Alberta Education as critical to the future of today’s students:

  • know how to learn: to gain knowledge, understanding or skills through experience, study, and interaction with others;
  • think critically: conceptualize, apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate to construct knowledge
  • identify and solve complex problems
  • manage information: access, interpret, evaluate and use information effectively, efficiently, and ethically
  • innovate: create, generate and apply new ideas or concepts
  • create opportunities through play, imagination, reflection, negotiation, and competition, with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • apply multiple literacies: reading, writing, mathematics, technology, languages, media, and personal finance
  • demonstrate good communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with others
  • demonstrate global and cultural understanding, considering the economy and sustainable development; and
  • identify and apply career and life skills through personal growth and well-being.

Student Support Services

Every student in the school is supported by a Student Learning Team (SLT). At Riverbend this team includes a school administrator, the classroom teacher, and our school psychologist. The team’s purpose is to ensure that the learning needs of the student are being met. In particular cases, the SLT is responsible for organizing IPP and ELL support for students. This may include applying for additional Area IV or System resources.

Parent Responsibilities

  • To provide students with the appropriate support necessary for student academic and behavioral success. 
  • To attend student-led conferences, read report cards, respond to communications from the school, and provide up-to-date information so that any emergency can be managed.
  • To support children in the school's endeavor to meaningfully engage them, to encourage them to assume responsibility for their learning and to support appropriate self-conduct.
  • To ensure early and on-going communication with staff regarding student progress concerns, attendance and/or concerns regarding student conduct.
  • To become involved in education through a variety of endeavors.
  • To continually ask “Why?" so as to better understand the education process.
  • To support children by providing a time and place for home reading and study.
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