Kindergarten classes begin in early September every year. To have your child enrolled in kindergarten for September, registration occurs in the month of February of that year.
All students must be registered for Kindergarten at their catchment area school. To identify the catchment area and designated school that your student should attend, please use the School Locator tool.
If parents wish their child to attend an out of catchment school they must first apply to their catchment school (see above) and then they will be provided the opportunity to apply for a cross catchment transfer by completing a “Cross Catchment Application.” Placement is based on space availability. Review the Cross Catchment Process here.
Parents interested in programs of choice, can access the information for those programs under the programs menu item.
Frequently Asked Questions
When Can My Child Start Kindergarten?
Children who are five years old on or before December 31, 2017 may enter school in September 2017. You may defer your child’s enrolment until September 2018.
When Should I Register My Child?
Kindergarten registration (except for Programs of Choice - Montessori, Bilingual Mandarin, Reggio and French Immersion) within School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) will be held in the month of February in all elementary schools.
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.
What do I need to bring for registration?
Please bring the following documents:
- 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; and 2 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: please refer to the Funding Eligiblity Checklist.