Kindergarten Admissions


Kindergarten Open House

Mon. Nov. 4, 2019    6-8 pm     

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.

6-8 pm           Kindergarten Open House 

 Join a school tour to learn about the benefits of a Deer Lake School education.

7-7:30 pm     Kindergarten Information Session

Spend some time with Kindergarten teacher Heather Gagnier and hear about our specific kindergarten program.

6:30 & 7:30 pm   Application Information Session

Attend a short Application Information Session to review the steps for applying to Deer Lake School.

We will begin accepting kindergarten applications on Nov. 5th.

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.


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.

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


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 students 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.


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, 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, 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.


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.