Monday Marks First Day of Kindergarten Registration & Kindergarten Transfer Process

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Monday Marks First Day of Kindergarten Registration and Kindergarten Transfer Process

VICTORIA BC – The annual Kindergarten registration and Kindergarten transfer process will take place next week between January 28 – February 1, 2019.  To register a student for Kindergarten, parents and guardians must register children at their catchment school.

Every home address in the Greater Victoria School District is connected to a catchment school. To determine your catchment school, please visit our school locator tool:

The following documentation is required at the time of registration in order to register a student. Requirements differ if you are a home owner or renter.

Documentation requirements

Home owners must provide two of the following:

  • Purchase agreement of home
  • Recent property tax statement
  • Home owner’s insurance
  • Notice of Assessment
  • A purchase agreement (with subject removal and a deposit receipt if a recent purchase)

If a homeowner is able to only produce one of the above, they will be required to also produce two of the following:

  • Canadian bank or credit card statement
  • BC Vehicle registration
  • Income tax statement
  • Insurance documents

Renters must provide:

  • A rental agreement signed by landlord with landlords contact phone number

In addition to the above, two of the following are required:

  • Canadian bank or credit card statement
  • BC Vehicle registration
  • Income tax statement
  • Renter Insurance documents

*Personal information other than address and full name can be redacted for privacy purposes.

Parents and guardians who wish to have their Kindergarten child attend a school other than their designated catchment can apply for a transfer request. To apply for a non-catchment school, parents can submit a transfer request at the time of registration at their catchment school.  To save parents a trip, Kindergarten transfer requests are now filed at the catchment school and not returned to the Board office.

English Kindergarten Registration will be processed on a first come first served basis in accordance with our Student Enrolment Priorities.

Student enrolment priorities

  1. re-enrolling students
  2. a catchment area sibling
  3. a catchment area child
  4. a non-catchment sibling
  5. a non-catchment child
  6. a non-school district child

The annual K-12 Transfer process will follow the Kindergarten Registration process from February 19– 25, 2019. All new grade 1 – 12 students are also encouraged to apply during this time frame for the September 2019-20 school year.

For more information about student registration and transfer process, visit:


For media inquiries, please contact:

Lisa McPhail
Communications & Community Engagement
Greater Victoria School District #61
Office: 250.475.4103


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