Health & Wellness in School
Comprehensive School Health
At the CBE, we believe in a whole school approach to health and wellness. We call this our Comprehensive School Health (CSH) approach. CSH is about healthy eating, active living, supportive social environments and positive mental health. Each school creates its own approach and goals for health and wellness, but as a system we focus on the following four areas:
Building Healthy Communities
We have many different programs, partnerships and strategies to support our schools in creating healthy communities:
- Implementing healthy school policies
- Creating supportive social and physical environments
- Schools use a variety of approaches and strategies to create safe and caring schools that best suit their communities. They are also supported by a variety of system resources.
- Teaching students about health and wellness
- Health and life skills are included in Alberta's Programs of Study, which identify what students are expected to learn and do in all subjects and grades from kindergarten to Grade 12.
- Developing strong partnerships and services with our communities
- Our students and schools health and wellness needs are supported by many organizations and generous donors who partner with us.
The flags at CBE schools and buildings will be lowered to half-mast at the end of day on Thursday, Sept. 29 to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30.
Sep. 29, 2022
On June 15, the Government of Alberta moved to the final step of its three-step approach to lifting public health measures related to COVID-19.
Jun. 15, 2022
The Calgary Board of Education recognizes the importance of advancing mental health and well-being in connection with the Canadian Mental Health Association’s 71st Mental Health Week, which runs from May 2 to 8, 2022.
Apr. 29, 2022
As we head into the last few months of school, please take a moment to review the following updates and reminders.
Apr. 12, 2022
The CBE has been reviewing its health measures following the provincial announcement that it has moved to Step 2 of its three-step approach to lifting additional health measures.
Mar. 03, 2022