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Student Registration During Summer (July-August)

Who should register at the Newcomer Welcome Centre (NWC)

  • All students NOT BORN in Canada.
  • All elementary students (Kindergarten – Grade 7) BORN IN CANADA regardless of language spoken at home.

What to prepare for student registration at NWC?

How TO register AT NWC?


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?

Changing address 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.

Changing address in 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 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.

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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