Kindergarten Admissions

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 OCTOBER 2019

At 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.

The date for this October Open House will be posted here on our website in September 2019.

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 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 package.

Kindergarten Application for Admission Forms will be accepted at the school office after the October Open House.

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

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 an Early-Learning Observation session times hosted on two Sundays in January 2020.

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 beginning in February 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 by the end of February 2020.