Kindergarten is a time of excitement, wonder and perhaps, some worry for children and their parents/guardians. As you prepare your child for this important transition, we are here to support you and answer your questions. The two most frequently asked questions are: “How can I help my child get ready for school?” and “Is my child ready?”
To assist you with a smooth transition to school, Anglophone East School District has On Our Way To K!, a series of events throughout the year prior to kindergarten entry. These events will provide you with opportunities to receive information, ask questions, and visit the school.
We are excited to welcome you to Anglophone East School District and look forward to partnering with you in the education of your child.
Children must be five before the end of December 2024, to be eligible to start school in September 2024. Section 15 of the Education Act states that a child must begin kindergarten at the beginning of the school year in the calendar in which They turn five years old unless:
a) The child is exempted from school attendance under section 15 of the Education Act; or,
b) The child is still four years of age on September 1 of that calendar year. In such a case, the child may, at his/her parents’ discretion, enter school either that year or the following year. School Entry Age – Policy 301 6.1
Complete the online registration and wait for your school to call to book an appointment to bring required documents to the school and to schedule an Early Years Evaluation for your child.
Beginning October 10th, please complete the online registration form. You will then receive a call to set up an appointment to come to the school to submit documents, sign forms and book an appointment for the Early Years Evaluation – Direct Assessment (EYE-DA) for your child.
The following physical documentation is required for registration:
- Birth Certificate
- Medicare Card
- Immunization Records
- Proof of Residence (copy of phone/electric bill, etc.)
For additional information, please contact your neighborhood school.
Out of Bounds Enrolment at a School:
Who should make an appointment to register at the International Welcome Centre?
- Kindergarten to Grade 12 students born in Canada who DO NOT speak English as their home language.
- Kindergarten to Grade 12 students born outside Canada, regardless of language spoken at home
♥ Information Session for Parents/Guardians
Parents, Guardians and Caregivers will be invited to an information session or will be sent information from the school. Please see the schedule for each school’s activity below.
♥ Early Years Evaluation
The Early Years Evaluation – Direct Assessment (EYE-DA) is completed with all children who will begin kindergarten next September. The EYE-DA assesses the developmental strengths and areas requiring support for children at the start of school. It assesses four key areas of early childhood development: Awareness of Self and Environment, Cognitive Skills, Language and Communication, and Physical Development.
The EYE-DA is conducted by Family and Early Childhood Anglophone East Inc. on behalf of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Family and Early Childhood Anglophone East Inc. will provide parents with information about their child’s developmental strengths, areas of need, and activities to support a positive transition to school.
The EYE-DA takes approximately 45 – 60 minutes per child. Colorful pictures and physical activities make the EYE-DA fun for children. Evaluations will take place from the end of October to the beginning of December. Schools will provide parents/guardians with an appointment.
♥ School Visit for Children & Parents/Guardians
Children entering Kindergarten, along with their parents/guardians, are invited to visit their school, meet the Kindergarten teacher(s), make new friends, explore the classroom, play, and go on a short bus ride to learn about safety. Invitations for date and time will be sent by the school.
As entering school can be both an exciting and a stressful time for children and their parents/guardians, this visit helps to answer a lot of questions children and parents may have.
School Visit #1
Children and parent(s)/guardian(s) are invited to the school to meet kindergarten teachers, meet soon-to-be peers, and take part in activities. The visit lasts about an hour.
School Visit #2
Children and their parent(s)/guardian(s) spend part of the day in the classroom with Kindergarten teachers and soon-to-be peers. This visit introduces children to the classroom environment and possible activities that they will engage in as a student. Children learn about bus safety and take a short ride on a school bus.