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).​​

Off-Site Activities

Authorization Forms

All fieldtrips and events planned by the Silver Springs School Council/Parent Association require parent permission. Parents are required to approve their child’s participation by ensuring that permission forms are signed and returned to school. A letter will be attached to each form. It will include an explanation of the activity, date, time, costs and student requirements.  Students are not allowed to participate in off-site activities unless we have your signed permission.  Please encourage your child to return the forms promptly.

Last modified on

RT @CalgaryReads: Do you have gently used books you’d like to donate to a good cause? Proceeds of the #BigBookSale puts books in the hands of children furthest from opportunity! 📍 Calgary Curling Club, 720 3 Street NW 🕐 April 22 to May 1 (9-8 weekdays, 9-5 weekends) https://t.co/Suji9XO8ue https://t.co/KwknPgbTTN

RT @WeinsteinEdu: Important to keep in mind! 🙌 https://t.co/mUdpBsMjFz

The Elves are back again today. Students are also starting to light up our school with kindness. https://t.co/PbnWEPBsE7

It’s beginning to feel very festive here at Silver Springs School. The elves are back!! @SilverSpryycbe https://t.co/4PwSLYtzgq