Kindergarten Admissions

BEGINNING WITH THE END IN MIND KINDERGARTEN

We will begin accepting kindergarten applications beginning Nov. 5th, 2019. The application deadline is January 15, 2020 for the upcoming September 2020-2021 school year.

Please note: Children can start kindergarten in September of the year they turn five years of age, under the Ministry of Education guidelines for the Province of British Columbia. that means they must turn 5 before December 31st of the year in which they begin kindergarten.
 

KINDERGARTEN APPLICATION FORM

The Deer Lake School Application form is available on our school website, under admissions, and is also available at the annual Open House session hosted each October.

All questions on the application form must be completed in full, including all supporting documents. Please contact Mrs. Christina Luk, the office manager, at 604-434-5844, to arrange an appointment to deliver and review your application forms once it is complete.

The Kindergarten application deadline is January 15, 2020 for the upcoming September 2020-2021 school year admission.

EARLY-LEARNING GROUP INTERVIEW SESSIONS

Once a completed kindergarten application form has been submitted to the school, all applicants will be invited to register for a 60-minute Group Interview Session that will take place in the Kindergarten classroom on:

·               Sunday, January 19 10:30-11:30 am OR

·               Sunday, January 19 1:00-2:00 pm OR

·               Sunday, January 26 10:30-11:30 am OR

·               Sunday, January 26 1:00-2:00 pm

 

During the session children will complete teacher-directed tasks, engage in free-play, and have an opportunity to participate in Centre-Time. The Deer Lake School principal, vice-principal and Kindergarten teacher will be present to spend time with the children.

IN-PERSON STUDENT INTERVIEWS BY INVITATION

Following the Early-Learning Group Interview Sessions, the school will contact specific students for an interview. This 20-minute in-person interview  is with your child and you as parents, hosted by the principal and vice principal. The interview is an opportunity for our administration to get to know you and your child better and understand your expectations, to share our vision and philosophy of education, and to address any questions you may have.

These student interview appointments will be scheduled weekdays February 3-14, 2020.

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE

Following your interview with the administration team, parents will be notified by telephone of their child’s acceptance into the Deer Lake School 2020-2021 kindergarten program not later than Fri. Feb. 21, 2020.