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 Chief Medical Officer of Health, with Alberta Education, made the decision to make masks mandatory for all Alberta students in Grades 4-12.
Aug. 27, 2020
We are now only a few days away from the start of the 2020-21 school year.
Aug. 27, 2020
As we get closer to September, we know there are many questions and lots of information still to be shared before students return to school.
Aug. 20, 2020
I want to highlight some key decisions and information as we get ready to welcome students and staff back into classrooms this September.
Aug. 14, 2020
We wanted to provide an update on our re-entry plans as we continue to refine the details of how we will return to in-person classes under Scenario 1 next month.
Aug. 06, 2020