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Kindergarten

Starting school is a big step in your child's life. Your child is entering a school system that values the uniqueness and diversity of all learners and works to provide each and every student with an outstanding education. 

We look forward to working with you and your child int he next school year and in the years to come. Before the first day of school, take time to visit the school with your child so that the route to school, the building and the surroundings become familiar. 

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What is Gradual Entry?

The Ministry of Education requires less minutes of instruction for K students.This means they attend five days less of school. Districts adjust the startup plan, giving K children a more gradual start.

Gradual entry:

  • helps your child become a successful learner from the very first day of school
  • has children come to school in smaller groups, sometimes for a shorter amount of time. This gentle introduction to Kindergarten builds a solid foundation for school life
  • allows children to adjust to their new school, teacher and classmates in a smaller group
  • allows the teacher to get to know the children in a smaller group and helps the children learn the routines of their new classroom and school
  • helps teachers identify the strengths and needs of the class.

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Registration Process

All Registration forms, policy, procedure and school of choice information is available on the general Registration form. Please contact your catchment school if you have questions.  Learn More


 

What is Kindergarten Screening?

Kindergarten Screening is held in the Spring each year in partnership between Northern Health Authority and School District 28 Quesnel. 

The Screening event involves:

  • Dental screen
  • Vision screen
  • Hearing screen   
  • Speech and Language screen
  • Immunization

Parents get a screening appointment when they register their child for school. The complete K screening event takes from 60-90 minutes.


Welcome to Kindergarten Events

The Welcome to Kindergarten events are run by your catchment School.

The event welcomes families into the school to meet the staff and experience activities they may find in a typical classroom.

Your child’s catchment school will contact you with the date and time they have planned for this event.

Goals:

  • For the staff to meet future students and for those students to become comfortable in the school environment.
  • To show families ways they can support their child in their learning through play.

Activities:

  • Storytime
  • Play dough Letters and Play
  • Magnetic Letters
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Snack Time