Kindergarten Registration

Full-day Kindergarten programs are offered in every elementary school.

Kindergarten establishes a strong foundation for lifelong learning, as teachers provide dynamic, play-based opportunities to help each child grow and learn. Child-centered programs develop a sense of well-being and belonging and offer opportunities for exploring, creative play, developing language and literacy, and focusing on social responsibility and diversity.

A student must reach five years of age by December 31st of the school year to be eligible for enrolment.

Welcome to Kindergarten

Since we can’t meet in person this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, our Superintendent has a welcome message to help convey the supportive embrace you would feel when entering one of our schools for the first time to register a student.

Registration Information

Students can enroll in English or French Immersion Kindergarten.

Early French Immersion (Kindergarten & Grade 1) registration is January 10 – 14, 2022.

English Kindergarten registration is January 24 – 28, 2022.

In-person registration has transitioned to an online registration process. Registration will be open online during the communicated dates above. The online Kindergarten registration app will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, January 24, 2022. To register online, click here

Determining your Catchment School

Each home address is associated with an elementary, middle and secondary school. To determine which schools are associated with a home address, visit the School Locator Tool. Type in the address and it will indicate which school the student should attend based on the address they reside at.

What is needed to register for Kindergarten?

To register a student in Kindergarten, a parent or legal guardian must provide school-age eligibility, proof of citizenship and proof of residential address. This information must be provided to school administrators at the time of registration at the student’s catchment school.

For more information on the required documentation, click here.

Kindergarten Student Transfer Process

Parents who wish to have their Kindergarten child attend a school other than their designated catchment school can apply to transfer to the desired school during Kindergarten Registration Week.

At the end of Kindergarten Registration Week, the enrolment numbers of in-catchment students at each school are reviewed. Once all catchment students have been accommodated, transfer applications will be considered based on the Student Enrolment Priorities.

A transfer request application will be available online during the registration week. It must be submitted online within the week of Kindergarten registration to be considered. If a student is not approved for a transfer during registration, they can apply for their second-choice school during the annual K- 12 Student Transfer process February 7 – 11, 2022.

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