BEGINNING WITH THE END IN MIND KINDERGARTEN
Thank you for your interest in Deer Lake School's kindergarten! We believe that choosing the right school for your child is an important first step in his or her journey to becoming a successful life-long learner.
We host a kindergarten open house each fall, usually in October. This is a great way to tour our school, meet the kindergarten teacher, and learn about our full day kindergarten program. At the same time you can hear about the steps for applying to our school. We begin accepting kindergarten applications after open house.
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 OPEN HOUSE MON. OCT. 29, 2018, 6-8 PM
One of the best ways to learn about our school and kindergarten program is to attend our annual Kindergarten Open House. Families can tour the school, hear a presentation about our kindergarten program from Mrs. Gagnier, the kindergarten teacher, and learn about the application process.
This year our open house will be hosted on Mon. Oct. 29, 2018
Open House Schedule
6-8 pm Kindergarten Open House (elementary tours)
7-7:30 pm Kindergarten Program Information Session
6:30 & 7:30 pm Application Information Session
KINDERGARTEN APPLICATION FORM
The Deer Lake School Application form is available on our school website, under admissions, and will also be available at the Open House session on Oct. 29th.
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 package.
Kindergarten Application for Admission Forms will be accepted at the school office after the Oct. 29th Open House.
The Kindergarten application deadline is Jan. 15, 2019
EARLY-LEARNING OBSERVATION SESSIONS
Once a completed application form has been submitted, all Kindergarten applicants are invited to register for a 60-minute observation session that will take place in the Kindergarten classroom. During the session students will complete teacher-directed tasks, engage in free-play, and have an opportunity to participate in Centre-Time. The Deer Lake School administrative team and Kindergarten teacher will be present to make observations and to interact with the children.
After your application form has been delivered to the school, please contact the school office to book one of the following Early-Learning Observation session times:
- Sunday, January 20 10:30-11:30 am OR
- Sunday, January 20 1:00-2:00 pm OR
- Sunday, January 27 10:30-11:30am OR
- Sunday, January 27 1:00-2:00 pm
IN-PERSON STUDENT INTERVIEW
Following the Early-Learning Observation sessions, the school will contact specific students and their parents to arrange a 20-minute in-person interview with the Deer Lake School administrative team. The interview is an opportunity for us to get to know you and your child better, to share our vision and philosophy of education, and to address any questions you may have.
These student interview appointments will be scheduled weekdays Feb. 1-15, 2019.
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 kindergarten program not later than Feb. 22, 2019.