Discover Kindergarten with us!

We offer Kindergarten at nine of our community schools. In April and May our schools host special events to welcome new Kindergarten students and their parents to Kindergarten.

Plan your visit today

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, 2017

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).

Download your busing registration 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. No registration needed.

École Barrhead Elementary School -  Aug 16 at 1:00 pm  
École Westlock Elementary School - Aug 16 at 10:30 am 
Swan Hills School - Aug 15 at 10:30 am

Kindergarten Events

Busby School     
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. 

Dunstable School
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 yoiur child! You will meet Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Dellainie Waters. 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
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.pembinanorthcommunityschool.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: Sheila Gardiner     P 780.333.4471     www.swanhillsschool.ca
May 8: Registration begins