Kindergarten

Independence, initiative, decision making, creativity, the ability to learn, relationships and feelings of self-worth - all have their beginnings in early childhood.We believe that each child is unique and, together with parents as our partners, we build upon children's natural curiosity and spontaneity, encouraging and supporting them as they take their first step into school. 

Eligibility Starting Date for Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year:

To register for Kindergarten in the 2017-2018 school year, your child must be five years old on or before December 31, 2017.

When can I register both online and at the school for kindergarten?

All registration for Kindergarten in the 2017-2018 school year will begin on January 16, 2017. 

Where are the forms to register online for EICS Kindergarten Programs? 

To register for Kindergarten, please create an account on School Engage and log into the following portal: 
Student Registration

Where do I get information about Transportation and to arrange busing? 

To contact EICS Transportation, please call (780) 449-6480 or email us at transportation@eics.ab.ca
For all forms and requests for busing, please visit the EICS Transportation page at https://www.eics.ab.ca/transportation

Elk Island Catholic Schools and Elk Island Public Schools have worked together to arrange for the same opening date for kindergarten registration for the upcoming 2017 school year.  Both Divisions will have the first day to register kindergarten students for the 2017 school year on Monday, January 16, 2017.  

To register for Kindergarten in the 2017–2018 school year, your child must be five years old on or before December 31, 2017.

Read the full release here:

Kindergarten Registration Date for 2017

Elk Island Catholic Schools and Elk Island Public Schools have worked together to arrange for the same opening date for kindergarten registration for the upcoming 2017 school year.  Both Divisions will have the first day to register kindergarten students for the 2017 school year on Monday, January 16, 2017.  

To register for Kindergarten in the 2017–2018 school year, your child must be five years old on or before December 31, 2017.

Read the full release here:

Click here for the brochure: EICS Kindergarten Brochure

What parents need to know about Kindergarten

Age requirement

To register for Kindergarten in the 2017–2018 school year, your child must be five years old on or before December 31, 2017.

Camrose: 
St. Patrick Catholic School

Fort Saskatchewan:
St. John XXIII Catholic School

Sherwood Park: 
Ecole Pere Kenneth Kearns Catholic School (French Immersion)
Holy Redeemer Catholic School
Holy Spirit Catholic School
Jean Vanier Catholic School (English & Ukrainian Bilingual)
Madonna Catholic School
St. Luke Catholic School

Vegreville:
St. Martin's Catholic School

Local Advisory Committees
Parent volunteer committees are formed at each school to assist the school administrators and teachers with program planning, community liaison and matierals workshops.

Transportation
Transportation is provided to Kindergarten students who attend their designated school and live more than 2.4 km away from this school.  Please visit our Transportation website for more information on Transportation Services for your Kindergarten student.  We encourage Kindergarten students and their parents to attend First Riders' Night in the late summer/early fall each year to learn about yellow bus safety and rules for riding.