WHEN CAN MY CHILD START KINDERGARTEN
Children who are five years old on or before December 31, 2019 may enter school in September 2019. You may defer your child's enrolment until September 2020.
WHEN SHOULD I REGISTER MY CHILD?
Kindergarten registration (except for Programs of Choice - Montessori, Mandarin Bilingual, Reggio and French Immersion) within School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) will be held from February 4 to 6, 2019 in all elementary schools. If you are interested in registering your child in one of our Programs of Choice, visit www.sd43.bc.ca/programs for more information on application deadlines and parent information meeting locations.
All students must be registered for Kindergarten at their catchment area school. To determine your catchment school, use the School Locator on our website. If parents wish their child to attend an out-of-catchment school, they will be provided the opportunity to apply for a cross catchment transfer beginning on February 7, 2019 with a deadline of February 13, 2019 (visit our website for more information). Note: All Kindergarten students must be registered for Kindergarten at their catchment school before completing a Cross Catchment Application. If enrolment projections show that space is available, cross catchment transfer applications will be accepted in accordance with the following priorities: (i) catchment area child; (ii) non-catchment area child; and (iii) non-school district child.
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 at the sibling's school. Kindergarten children with siblings in a program of
choice must still apply online. Parents do not need to fill out a cross catchment application verifying sibling status.
Can I use my childcare facility address to determine my child's school attendance area? No. According to the School Act, enrolment can only be based on the home address.
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS
- Proof of citizenship for parent and child (one of the following): Birth certificate; Passport; PR Card; Canadian Citizenship Card.
- Proof of B.C. residency for parent (one of the following): rental contract, property purchase contract, income tax statement, property tax statement. (And two of the following): utility bill; B.C. driver's license; B.C. vehicle registration; Canadian bank or credit card statement; B.C ID.
- Proof of Guardianship: Contact your neighbourhood school or refer to the "Funding Eligibility Checklist" provided on the school's website.
Contact the International Education Department at 604-936-5769 or visit 1100 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam. Bring along proof of citizenship for parent and student, proof of residency, and proof of guardianship (if applicable).