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Student Registration During Summer (July-August)

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Who should register at the Newcomer Welcome Centre (NWC) during the summer?

  • From Monday, June 27th  to Tuesday, August 30th ALL new students to Vancouver School Board will need to register online through the NWC registration portal.
  • Only submit your registration once you are physically living in the city of Vancouver, and you have a confirmed address in the city of Vancouver.
  • The NWC only registers students to the Vancouver School Board. If you reside outside of the city of Vancouver, you must register in the district where you reside. Each of these cities have their own school district and a separate registration process:  
    • Richmond 
    • Burnaby 
    • New Westminster 
    • Coquitlam / Port Coquitlam/ Port Moody
    • North Vancouver 
    • West Vancouver 
  • Please ensure you have all the required supporting documents ready, prior to starting the registration. 

What are the required supporting documents? 

  • Please refer to our Required Documents page for additional information.
  • Important: If you do not have a UCI number, please enter 00000000 on your registration.

Click on the button below to start your registration:

NWC Registration

If your child is attending a VSB school, but is moving to another area within the city of Vancouver.  What do you need to do?

during the school year

Please inform your current school.  The school staff will initiate your child’s transfer process to another school. Please bring the following documents for address change:

  • Your new rental agreement or property purchase agreement (with subjects removed). Schools may request a recent bill as well.
  • Proof of your identity WITH photo, such as a passport or citizenship/PR card.
    *Note: A drivers' license is NOT adequate.
  • Your child's most recent report card.

during the summer

If the new address is outside the current school's catchment area, families need to wait for the current elementary catchment school to reopen at the end of August to update their address.  Once this is done they should apply to the new catchment school.  For secondary students, please check with the school regarding summer office hours.  Please bring the following documents to complete the address change:

  • Your new rental agreement or property purchase agreement (with subjects removed). Schools may request a recent bill as well.
  • Proof of your identity WITH photo, such as a passport or citizenship/PR card.
    *Note: A drivers' license is NOT adequate.
  • Your child's most recent report card.

If the new address is in the same school's catchment area, families can update their address with the school office when their child returns to school in September.

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