Kindergarten registration for children born in 2015 is open between November 1 and January 31. Registration is a two-step process: 1) complete the online form, and 2) visit your English catchment school with required documents.
The application form includes details such as child's name, birth date, home address and information about any siblings enrolled in schools. The online tool then automatically locates the English catchment school based on a family's home address. The online application takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
Once information is submitted online, families finish the application process with a visit to the English catchment school with their child and the required documents before January 31.
Kindergarten enrolment is not on a first-come, first-served basis. All students registered by January 31 will receive priority at their catchment school. If a school does not have space for all students registering for kindergarten, children residing in-catchment who already have a sibling enrolled on the school will be placed first. A random draw will then take place to determine placements and establish an ordered waitlist.
Once registration at the English catchment school is complete, families who wish to enrol their child in a Kindergarten Choice Program can apply in mid-January. For those who would like their child to attend a school outside their English catchment area, the cross-boundary application period opens in February.
Parents or guardians who would like assistance with registration for kindergarten can visit their English catchment school for help using the online tool.
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