Kindergarten Program 

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Ready, Set, Go! Workshops

 
Join us for Ready, Set, Go! Workshops through the Region of Halton. Topics will include:
    • How to prepare your child emotionally and physically for school
    • The importance of play
    • Packing healthy lunches
    • Checklist for starting school
    Ready, Set, Go! Workshop Locations

    February 5, 2019 – St. Brigid Catholic Elementary School in Georgetown

    February 7, 2019 – St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School in Oakville

    February 20, 2019 – St. Anne Catholic Elementary School in Burlington

    February 21, 2019 – Queen of Heaven Catholic Elementary School in Milton

For more information, please visit: Ready, Set, GO! Workshops​

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Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your child and for you! 

Kindergarten Registration

Advanced Kindergarten registration for children in Year 1 (Junior Kindergarten) or children new to their school in Year 2 (Senior Kindergarten) will take place on Tuesday, January 22 & Wednesday, January 23, 2019. 

​​Register Online Here!

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  • Please note: Parents must access https://olr.hcdsb.org/Fusion/ and click 'Sign in' to create an account (if this is their first time registering online). Once signed in, parents will need to fill out an online registration form for their child.
  • Once the online registration form is complete, parents will recieve an email once the information has been reviewed and registration has been successfully validated.
  • Parents are encouraged to visit their home school on Tuesday, January 22 or Wednesday, January 23, 2019 to complete part 2 of the registration process. School hours will be extended on January 22 and 23 so parents have an opportunity to register from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Completed applications and appropriate documentation can be submitted to your home school, beginning at the advanced registration dates in January of the year that your child will be starting the program. 

What do I Need to Register my Child?

To complete part 2 of the registration process, parents must bring the following documents to their home school (required):
  • ​Birth Certificate (required for Year 1 and Year 2) 
  • ​Year 1 children are required to be 4 years of age on or before December 31, 2019.
  • Year 2 children are required to be 5 years of age on or before December 31, 2019.​
  • Roman or Eastern Rite Catholic baptismal certificate. If your child has no Roman/Eastern Rite Catholic baptismal ​certificate, your child may be admitted if one parent can provide a Roman/Eastern Rite Catholic baptismal ​certificate. Please refer to the ​Board's Operating Policy I-22 for more information.
  • Proof of address
 
Please note: Children currently registered in their Catholic school’s Year 1 program are not required to register for the Year 2 program. Placement in the Year 2 program will be processed by the school, unless otherwise stated.
 

Kindergarten Checklist

If you are a parent seeking information about your child's entry into Kindergarten in September, here's what you need to know: 

  • Register online here​ + bring the required documents to your family's home school. To find out your home school, please click here
  • Halton Region’s Ready, Set, Go! offers a 12 month calendar, including a helpful blog for Kindergarten parents and community supports
  • Apply to the 4 week EvenStart summer program to help prepare you and your child for Kindergarten
  • Contact your home school to learn more about parent orientation evenings, first school visits, and Kindergarten entry dates held at the school
  • If you require before and after school care, click here

How Can I Prepare my Child for Kindergarten?

The Ministry of Education's website offers information on how to prepare your child for Kindergarten. Visit: How can I prepare my child for starting Kindergarten?​

School Visits and Entry

Entry into Kindergarten in September is a gradual process. For further information about the gradual entry process, please contact your home school for more information. 


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