Kindergarten

Updated April 7, 2020 –

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.

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 do I need to register?
Your child’s birth certificate or proof of citizenship (Passport or Visa). Your child must be 5 by December 31, 2020 to start Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 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.

Register for Kindergarten 2020-2021

All Kindergarten Open House and Registration events have been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. You can however begin the process of registering your child by completing the online form at your school.

Busby School
Principal: Angie Bachand     P 780.349.2464
Complete the online registration form

Dunstable School
Principal: Tammy Tkachuk     P 780.674.4401
Complete the online registration form

École Barrhead Elementary School
Principal: Dale Bujold     P 780.674.8518
Complete the online registration form

École Westlock Elementary School
Principal: Pierre Ouimet     P 780.349.3385
Complete the online registration form

Eleanor Hall School
Principal: Nadine Marchand     P 780.348.5341
Complete the online registration form

Fort Assiniboine School
Principal: Lorna Hiemstra     P 780.584.3751
Complete the online registration form

Neerlandia Public Christian School
Principal: Brett Seatter     P 780.674.5581
Complete the online registration form

Pembina North Community School
Principal: Raime Drake     P 780.954.3790
Complete the online registration form

Swan Hills School
Principal: Slade Sekulich     P 780.333.4471
Complete the online registration form

Busing for Kindergarten students

Busing is free for rural Kindergarten students attending their designated school.
Busing is available for in-town Kindergarten students for $180/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 and Westlock in August 2020. No registration needed.

  • École Barrhead Elementary School — August 20 at 10:00 am
  • École Westlock Elementary School — August 18 at 10:00 am