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, 2019 to start Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year.
 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 Barrhead, Westlock and Swan Hills in mid-August. No registration needed.

Stay tuned for 2019 orientation events at the following schools.

Spring 2019 Kindergarten Events

Busby School
Principal: Pauline Gilmour     P 780.349.2464     www.busbyschool.ca

Dunstable School
Principal: Tammy Tkachuk     P 780.674.4401     www.dunstableschool.ca

École Barrhead Elementary School
Principal: Dale Bujold     P 780.674.8518     www.barrheadelementary.ca

École Westlock Elementary School
Principal: Pierre Ouimet     P 780.349.3385     www.westlockelementary.ca

Eleanor Hall School
Principal: Nadine Marchand     P 780.348.5341    www.eleanorhallschool.ca

Fort Assiniboine School
Principal: Lorna Hiemstra     P 780.584.3751     www.fortschool.ca

Neerlandia Public Christian School
Principal: Brett Seatter     P 780.674.5581     www.neerlandiaschool.ca

Pembina North Community School
Principal: Raime Drake     P 780.954.3790     www.pncs.ca

Swan Hills School
Principal: Slade Sekulich     P 780.333.4471     www.swanhillsschool.ca