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Donate to CBE School Field Trips

By | November 8, 2019

Thousands of students in our city miss out on field trips due to circumstances beyond their control, and EducationMatters is committed to ensuring that field trips are accessible to all students regardless of family situation, ability level, or financial need. When you donate to this field trip campaign you are giving students the gift of  Continue Reading »

2019 Tax Receipting Deadlines

By | December 5, 2019

As we celebrate this season of giving, we thank all our supporters for helping Calgary Board of Education (CBE) students to succeed this year. If you would like to end the year by investing in our students and wish to receive a 2019 tax receipt, please be sure to note our holiday office hours and  Continue Reading »

CBE Rap Battle Club

By | November 5, 2019

The term ‘poetry in motion’ has been applied to many things over the years, however we’re confident that it has found its true calling in describing the art of rapping. Combining the convention, structure, and language of literature with the dynamic performance style more commonly found in a dance studio, rapping makes a compelling case  Continue Reading »

Guided Reading Books for Mandarin Bilingual Program

By | October 31, 2019

With the rise of technology our world is becoming increasingly smaller; today’s students are truly global citizens, and having an understanding and appreciation of different cultures is enormously beneficial. Bilingual programming is one way to help prepare students for a wealth of opportunities post-graduation, and Calgary Board of Education (CBE) schools have an ever-increasing range  Continue Reading »

A Colourful Courtyard at John A. MacDonald

By | October 16, 2019

The Jason and Jane Louie Memorial Fund was established to honour and celebrate the memory two former Sir John A. MacDonald students; today, their memory remains alive throughout the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) community as a reminder of the importance of kindness and friendship. The Jason and Jane Louie Memorial Fund at EducationMatters provided  Continue Reading »

Using Music to Improve Reading and Math Skills in Annie Foote School

By | September 30, 2019

Xylophones, metallophones, and glockenspiels – these are just some of the new additions to the music program at Annie Foote School, but the new instruments are not only making their mark in music class. Annie Foote has a large population of students who are English Language Learners (ELL), and finding opportunities for these students to  Continue Reading »

How Robotics Can Develop Skills for the Future

By | August 28, 2019

You may be wondering what a robotics program is, or how is it significant to student learning. Robotics is an interdisciplinary brand of science that involves engineering the conception, design and operations of mechanical robots. Sounds like a mouthful, right? Well it is – and students are able to transfer their knowledge in STEM (science,  Continue Reading »

Niitsitapi Preschool

Niitsitapi Preschoolers Need New Outdoor Play Activities

By | August 9, 2019

The Niitsitapi Learning Centre is a unique school that focuses on Early Education for Indigenous students. Children from Kindergarten to Grade Two get a head start on learning while nurturing their cultural background. The Centre teaches the Alberta Program of Studies through First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives and experiences. One of EducationMatters’ primary mandates  Continue Reading »

Using Monologues and Masks to Spark Mental Health Discussions

By | July 23, 2019

Mental health. It is often a difficult subject to broach, compounded by centuries of stigma that still affect the way we view and talk about mental health as a whole. Normalizing the conversation and correcting misinformation and misunderstanding about the topic is the first step towards viewing mental health in the same way we consider  Continue Reading »

School Grants Can Help Build Future NBA Champs

By | June 28, 2019

With the Toronto Raptors being the latest NBA Champions, the popularity of basketball has greatly increased in Canada. For students at Glenbrook School, the sport of basketball has significantly increased grades in Physical Education on student report cards, and this would not have been possible without the support of EducationMatters, who granted the school funds  Continue Reading »