School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) is pleased to welcome all new students to our schools.
Children who are five years old on or before December 31, 2022 may enter school in September 2022. You may defer your child's enrollment until September 2023. Please contact your catchment school for more information.
For school year 2022-23, please read instructions below.
Due to Covid-19, we have adjusted our Kindergarten Registration process as outlined below. To ensure the safety of our students and staff, we ask that you do not visit schools directly to register unless you have made prior arrangements.
Families who applied for a Kindergarten Program of Choice will need to wait to see if they are placed in a Program of Choice before submitting a registration package. Families should only submit one registration package to their assigned Program of Choice school (if placed in a program) or their catchment school (if not placed in a program and waitlisted).
Instructions for Kindergarten Registration
Step 1: Use the
School Locator tool to determine your catchment school.
To use our School Locator tool, simply type in your street name and follow the instructions.
Step 2: Download the Kindergarten Registration Package on your device.
It is recommended that you download the Kindergarten Registration Package using a computer (PC or Mac).
Mobile phone, iPad or tablet is
If you are unable to complete the package on a computer, please contact your catchment school to pick up a paper copy of the form at a pre-arranged time.
The Kindergarten Registration Package includes the following:
- Instructions on how to send your Kindergarten Registration Package electronically(Step 5)
- Student Registration Form
- Funding Eligibility Checklist - a list of required documents showing proof of citizenship, your child's legal name, proof of BC residency and proof of guardianship verified in-person at your school by appointment.
Step 3: Complete the Kindergarten Registration Package.
Save it on your device as "K Reg for [Name of Child]".
Step 4: Prepare the required documents for registration.
Families have the option of sending scans/photos of all required documents.
If a school receives all of the required documents, there will be no need for families to visit the school in person to have their documents verified. Schools may still need to request an in-person appointment if the documents are incomplete or inaccurate.
If you choose not to email your documents, you will be contacted by the school to schedule a time for you to bring in the required documents for verification:
Proof of citizenship for parent & child (one of): birth certificate; passport; PR Card; Canadian Citizenship Card.
Proof of B.C. residency for parent (one of): rental contract; property purchase contract; income tax statement; property tax statement;
Two of the following documents: utility bill; B.C. driver's licence; B.C. vehicle registration; Canadian bank or credit card statement; B.C. ID.
Proof of Guardianship: (one of): child's paper birth certificate (long form) – parents are named; income tax statement –parents are declared; parent's confirmation of Permanent Residency or Record of Landing or valid Immigration Canada documents – children named; if parents live separately, court order or written agreement granting care to accompanying parent; if not the parent, legal guardianship must be by will in accordance with the Infants Act or court order in accordance with the Family Law Act in British Columbia
View the Funding Eligibility Checklist for the full list of required documents.
Step 5: Send an email back to your catchment school (email is found at the bottom section of the school's homepage) and attach the Registration Form and required documents.
Step 6: You will be notified of your placement by the principal.
Parents sometimes wish for their children to attend a school that is not their catchment school. In such cases,
you must first register at your catchment school. After which, you can then apply for cross catchment.
Kindergarten students who have a sibling at a school outside their catchment, will be accepted at the sibling's school (provided the sibling will still be in attendance the following school year) and are requested to register for their sibling's school between Tuesday, January 31, 2023 and Thursday, February 2, 2023. Therefore, Kindergarten parents do not need to fill out a Cross Catchment Application verifying sibling status. The exception to this is for a Program of Choice. Parents must complete the online Kindergarten Programs of Choice Application for siblings to attend the same program. Kindergarten children with siblings in a Program of Choice must still apply online.
For more information about the Cross Catchment process, please click
Non-Residents / International Students / Study or Work Permit Holders
Please contact the International Education Department
Phone: 604-936-5769 Address: 1100 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam
Website: www.internationaled.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org