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).