Kindergarten

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?
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Your child’s birth certificate or proof of citizenship (Passport or Visa). Your child must be 5 by December 31, 2018 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?
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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.

  • Swan Hills bus passes go on sale June 1 – forms and fees can be dropped off at the school
  • Barrhead and Westlock bus passes go on sale August 7 and can be purchased at the the Westlock bus shop (10320 – 107 St) and the Barrhead bus shop (5610 – 49 St) between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.

Download your busing forms

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.

Swan Hills — August 21 at 10:00 am in front of the Swan Hills School
Westlock — August 22 at 10:00 am in the bus lane beside Westlock Elementary School
Barrhead — August 23 at 10:00 am in the bus lane behind Barrhead Elementary School

Spring 2018 Kindergarten Events

Busby School
Principal: Raime Drake     P 780.349.2464     www.busbyschool.ca
April 12   2 sessions – 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm
Bring your child! Drop by the school to register, meet the teacher and tour the school and classrooms.

Dunstable School
Principal: Tammy Tkachuk     P 780.674.4401     www.dunstableschool.ca
April 23   4:00 – 5:00 pm
Bring your child. Meet the teacher. Visit the classroom.

École Barrhead Elementary School
Principal: Dale Bujold     P 780.674.8518     www.barrheadelementary.ca
April 12    2 sessions – 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Call 780.674.8518 to book your session. Parents and students will rotate through the four Kindergarten classrooms to participate in activities and complete their registration.

École Westlock Elementary School
Principal: Pierre Ouimet     P 780.349.3385     www.westlockelementary.ca
April 12   2 sessions – 1:00 pm, 7:00 pm
Bring your child to either session. Tour the school and meet the teachers while introduction classes are offered in both French Immersion and English for your child. No advance appointments necessary.

Eleanor Hall School
Principal: Nadine Marchand     P 780.348.5341    www.eleanorhallschool.ca
April 11   2 sessions – 10:00 am, 1:00 pm
Bring your child! You will meet Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Stoyko, as well as our Speech Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist. Call 780.348.5341 or email eleanor.hall@phrd.ab.ca to book your visit.

Fort Assiniboine School
Principal: Lorna Hiemstra     P 780.584.3751     www.fortschool.ca
April 25   1:00 – 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 10   Open House & School tours at 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Visitors and guests are welcome. Register your child in the Kindergarten room at 7:30 pm. Babysitting will be provided if needed. Registration forms are available on our website or at the school office.

Pembina North Community School
Principal: Darcie Eamor     P 780.954.3790     www.pncs.ca
April 25   1:00 – 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
Registration begins May 7