We offer Kindergarten at nine of our community schools. French Immersion Kindergarten is available at our Barrhead and Westlock elementary schools. Every spring our schools host special events to welcome new Kindergarten students and their parents to Kindergarten. We will share this event information on this page as it becomes available.
What happens in Kindergarten?
Children explore and learn about the world through play. In Kindergarten your child will discover reading, math, physical education, art and music in preparation for a life of learning.
Who can register for Kindergarten?
Children who will be 5 by December 31.
What should I bring to register?
– Your child’s birth certificate or proof of citizenship (Passport or Visa). Your child must be 5 by December 31, 2017 to start Kindergarten.
– A detailed land location or rural address. We need this to confirm you are registering at the right school and to begin planning for busing.
What if I can’t attend the registration event at my community school?
Call your community school to make other arrangements.
What about busing for Kindergarten students?
– Busing is free for rural Kindergarten students attending their designated school.
– Busing is available for in-town Kindergarten students for $175/year on a first-come, first-served basis. Bus passes go on sale July 17 at the the Westlock bus shop (10320 – 107 St) and the Barrhead bus shop (5610 – 49 St).
My child is nervous about riding the bus…
Because we know the first bus ride alone may be a little scary, our transportation department gives our newest riders a chance to test ride the big yellow school bus. Parents and students are welcome to Meet the Bus events in these communities in mid-August. No registration needed.
August 2018 Meet the Bus locations, dates and times will be posted here as information become available.
Spring 2017 Kindergarten Events
Principal: Raime Drake P 780.349.2464 www.busbyschool.ca
Apr 5 2:00 to 7:00 pm
Bring your child! Drop by the school to register, meet the teacher and tour the school and classrooms.
Principal: Tammy Tkachuk P 780.674.4401 www.dunstableschool.ca
Apr 26 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Bring your child. Meet the teacher. Visit the classroom.
École Barrhead Elementary School
Principal: Dale Bujold P 780.674.8518 www.barrheadelementary.ca
Apr 12 1:30 to 3:00 pm or 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Call 780.674.8518 to book your session. The sessions will be held in the Amphitheatre. Sorry, no child care available.
École Westlock Elementary School
Principal: Pierre Ouimet P 780.349.3385 www.westlockelementary.ca
Apr 6 9:30 am or 1:00 pm or 7:00 pm
No advance appointments necessary. Parents and children are invited to attend any of the three sessions.
Eleanor Hall School
Principal: Nadine Marchand P 780.348.5341 www.eleanorhallschool.ca
Apr 12 10:00 am or 1:00 pm
Bring your child! You will meet Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Dellainie Waters. Call 780.348.5341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your visit.
Fort Assiniboine School
Principal: Lorna Hiemstra P 780.584.3751 www.fortschool.ca
Apr 26 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Bring your child! You will meet Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Colleen Kiselyk, explore your child’s Kindergarten and have a chance to ask questions about next year.
Neerlandia Public Christian School
Principal: Lisa Gehring P 780.674.5581 www.neerlandiaschool.ca
April 4 Open house 6:45 pm, Registration 7:30 pm
Register your child in the Kindergarten room.
Bring your child! Visitors and guests are welcome.
Pembina North Community School
Principal: Darcie Eamor P 780.954.3790 www.pncs.ca
Apr 26 1:00 to 2:30 pm
While your child participates in typical Kindergarten centers, you will meet the teacher to learn about the program and ask questions. You will also tour the school to see the newly renovated spaces.
Swan Hills School
Principal: Slade Sekulich P 780.333.4471 www.swanhillsschool.ca
May 8: Registration begins