Off-Site Activities

River Watch

We are excited to once again take our grade 9 students to “River Watch”, where we will be rafting to multiple sites to assess the quality of water for our Environmental Chemistry unit. Data will be gathered to later create and present a report on the health of the river and the impact of the Bonnybrook water treatment facility. This trip will take place on May 22. 

Theatre Calgary 

This month, the Grade 6 students are going to be attending a performance of The Secret Garden on May 3.

School Procedures

Permission forms for field trips must be returned by the due date to allow the planners to make the final arrangements for transportation, class coverage, and payments to the service provider. Students are reminded that it is their responsibility to take the form home, have it read and signed by a parent/guardian and to return the form to school by the due date. Students not returning forms by the due date will not be permitted to attend the field trip. In some cases, trips may need to be cancelled if sufficient numbers of forms are not returned. Parents may choose to withdraw consent before trips begin, but are reminded that refunds may not always be possible.

Students who do not attend scheduled trips will be expected to attend school as usual. Teachers will provide alternate assignments for students unable to go on a particular trip. If a school trip is cost-prohibitive, please call the teacher-in-charge and the school will work with the parent to ensure no student misses out.

Sailing 2019

Do you have students that are interested in the Grade 9 sailing trip? We are having a parent information night on May 3. During this meeting, you will learn what happens on the trip, hear from students who have participated on the trip and details about cost and fundraising. Both current Grade 7 and 8 parents/guardians/students are welcome. Grade 8 students going into Grade 9 next year will be able to participate on the trip next year. Grade 7 students going into grade 8 next year will be able to start their fundraising early to get double the amount.

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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).​​

Monday, May 29 is a system-wide non-instructional day so there are no classes for CBE students. It is also the provincial election day – don’t forget to vote! Have a safe long weekend. #WeAreCBE

RT @globalfestyyc: Last week, GlobalFest was a proud participant in the Bob Edwards Diversity and Peace Conference. With the theme of “Acceptance is our Superpower”, GlobalFest was able to host Virgin Radio Host Andrew Uyeno in a classroom discussion about what it means to be biracial.

Forest Lawn High School hosted the first-ever high school Esports Tournament - 8 schools competed in the popular game League of Legends, showcasing the excitement of competitive gaming and also highlighting the educational value and benefits it brings to students. #WeAreCBE

RT @EdMattersYYC: Busy? Procrastinating? Over-thinking? Remember, if you're a @yyCBEdu or @CCSD_edu student graduating this spring and applying for EducationMatters Student Awards, the application deadline is less than a week away! Start and/or finish your application ASAP:

Congratulations! Thank you Brown Bagging It for all you do to help CBE students. #WeAreCBE #bb4ck