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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to your school family.

Registering your child for Kindergarten is an important milestone. The Kindergarten program in our schools recognizes the uniqueness of each child and supports learners to reach the fullness of their potential. The learning is rooted in faith and grounded in the understanding that every child is capable, competent, and loved by God.

To enrol in Year 1 of Kindergarten children must be four years old by December 31 of the school year in which they begin.

Your child’s transition to school is important to us. The steps outlined on this page will guide you through the HWCDSB Online Registration Process. You will be requested to fill out the Early Years Experiences (EYE@K) Ministry survey to help facilitate programs and services that are responsive to your child’s needs.

When your child’s Registration is confirmed, you will receive a Welcome to Kindergarten folder with additional information about program and services within the HWCDSB.

Prior to your child starting school, you will be requested to fill out a Pre-School History Form for your child. The form is designed to facilitate the collection of important information about each child's pre-school life experiences. It will be beneficial for the classroom teacher to have knowledge about your child's history, interests and needs.

How to Register

Step 1 - Locate your child's home school
Please use the school locator tool to locate your home school.
https://www.hwcdsb.ca/schoollocator/

Step 2 - Create a Parent Account on the HWCDSB Online Registration Portal
https://via.hwcdsb.ca/

Step 3 - Complete and submit the Elementary Online Registration Form for the school year you wish to register your child
https://via.hwcdsb.ca/

Step 4 - Registration Appointment
Once your Registration Form has been reviewed, you will receive an e-mail asking you to make a registration appointment with the school.
Please review the registration checklist to make sure that you are prepared for the Registration Appointment.

Registrations will be confirmed upon approval of school administration


Additional Information

Additional Information

For more information about Kindergarten, please visit:
https://www.hwcdsb.ca/learn/kindergarten/
French Immersion

French Immersion

Bienvenue! There are five elementary schools in which the French Immersion program is offered from Kindergarten to Grade 8:

- St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Elementary School
- St. Eugene Catholic Elementary School
- St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School
- St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Elementary School
- Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Elementary School

The French Immersion program begins in Year 2 of Kindergarten. Students usually complete Year 1 of Kindergarten at their local, neighbourhood school. Transportation to and from the French Immersion school is provided at the student’s home school.

Additional Information on French Immersion:
https://www.hwcdsb.ca/learn/frenchimmersio ...