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?
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?
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. In-town bus passes go on sale June 1st:

  • Swan Hills bus pass forms and fees can be dropped off at the school
  • Barrhead bus passes can be purchased at the Barrhead bus shop (5610 – 49 St).
  • Westlock bus passes can be purchased at the the Westlock bus shop (10320 – 107 St).

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 August 2019. No registration needed.

  • Swan Hills School — August 20 at 10:00 am
  • École Westlock Elementary School — August 21 at 10:00 am
  • École Barrhead Elementary School — August 22 at 10:00 am

Spring 2019 Kindergarten Events

Busby School
Principal: Angie Bachand     P 780.349.2464     www.busbyschool.ca
April 11   4:30 – 6:00 pm
Bring your child! Drop by the school to register, meet the teacher and tour the classroom.

Dunstable School
Principal: Tammy Tkachuk     P 780.674.4401     www.dunstableschool.ca
April 25   3:30 – 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 3    2 sessions – 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Bring your child and meet the teacher. 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 18   3 sessions – 9:30 am, 1:00 pm, 7:00 pm
Bring your child to any 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 10   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 24  2:00 – 4:00pm
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: Brett Seatter     P 780.674.5581     www.neerlandiaschool.ca
April 4   Open House and School tours   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 will be available on our website or at the school office. Preschool registration will take place the same evening.

Pembina North Community School
Principal: Raime Drake     P 780.954.3790     www.pncs.ca
April 24 from 1:00-2:30 pm
While your child participates in typical Kindergarten centers, you will meet the teacher to learn about the program, ask questions and complete the registration process. Registration forms will be available on our website or at the school office.  Please remember to bring your child’s birth certificate.

Swan Hills School
Principal: Slade Sekulich     P 780.333.4471     www.swanhillsschool.ca
Registration begins May 6