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 CBE stands with organizations across the country in recognizing the importance of mental health during the Canadian Mental Health Association’s 70th Mental Health Week from May 3 to 9, 2021.
May. 03, 2021
Alberta Education has approved the CBE’s request to have students in Grades 7-12 continue to learn from home for an additional two weeks.
Apr. 28, 2021
The CBE has been recognized as a leader in its efforts to create clean and healthy environments for students and staff in our schools.
Apr. 21, 2021
Starting Monday, April 19 students in Grades 7-12 will transition to at-home learning for at least two weeks.
Apr. 14, 2021
During the spring break, Alberta Health Services will continue to work with the CBE to ensure school communities are notified if any students may have been contagious with COVID-19 while in school.
Mar. 23, 2021