Off to Kindergarten?

Do you have, or know of a child headed to kindergarten in September? WELCOME! Kindergarten registration for September 2019 is open! If you have not already done so, please go to your neighbourhood school and register your child.

We have some information which may be useful:

Unsure of which school your child should attend? A school locator tool can be found by clicking here .

Interested in SD83’s French Immersion or Outdoor Learning programs? Please contact Bastion Elementary (Early French Immersion) or South Canoe Elementary (Outdoor Learning) to register or to be added to a waitlist.

SD83, in conjunction with other community agencies, has activities such as kindergarten transition sessions (for parents and caregivers), kindergarten orientation (for child and parents) and more!

Below is a list of upcoming kindergarten orientation sessions:


You can also check out our Early Learning information.

There is also an upcoming kindergarten transition session that will be held in Sicamous on April 30:

Here is some information about upcoming immunization clinics/fairs:

In the Armstrong area a Kindergarten Fair immunization clinic is planned for May 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will see both drop-ins and booked appointments that day. To book an appointment please call 250-546-4727. You can also book into the regular clinic each Tuesday or Thursday.

Do you have questions about documentation?

In order to meet Ministry of Education requirements, the school district must have documentation for all students entering grades K-12. The required documentation is as follows:

  • Appropriate proof of citizenship or status in Canada for both students and parents, and appropriate proof of age for students. Examples are: original birth certificate, passport, baptismal certificate, immigration or refugee documentation.
  • Appropriate proof of residence (purchase / rental agreement, current year property tax receipt, current month rental receipt showing address, or letter from landlord).
  • Most recent report card from previous school, if available.

For students entering Kindergarten:

In addition to the requirements listed above, a copy of your child’s immunization record, BC Services Card, medical and, emergency contact information will be greatly appreciated.

A printable form, which outlines required documents, can be accessed here: Reg doc requirements.  If you have any questions about the documents, please give the SD83 district office a call at (250) 832-2157.

If you have any other questions about early learning or kindergarten, please contact our Early Learning Co-ordinator Jen Findlay at (250) 833-2095.