Each year, we look forward to welcoming young learners and their families to the North Vancouver School District.
As you help your child prepare to begin a new journey with us -- an adventure that includes learning, sharing and growing among a caring community of students, staff, families and community partners -- know that we are here to support you too…because Kindergarten is a big step for everyone!
We encourage you to use the resources below to help you and your child successfully transition to Kindergarten.
We look forward to meeting you all very soon.
A look ahead
Below is a timeline that provides families with an idea of what they can expect in the year leading up to a child’s entry to Kindergarten:
- September to June: Attend StrongStart sessions with your child.
- October: Attend the Kindergarten information session (details below).
- October to January: Register your child for Kindergarten. Information regarding the registration process is available below.
- April to May: Attend Ready, Set Learn events.
- April: Look for your "Welcome to the NVSD" letter in the mail.
- Late June to early July: Information will be sent home by your child’s confirmed school regarding gradual entry in September.
Kindergarten information session
Attend the Kindergarten information session to gain a deeper understanding of the school district, including what you can expect as your child enters the school system. Representatives of school programs and community resources will be available to speak with you. To receive a reminder about the information session, please RSVP (optional)
Information session details:
- Wednesday, October 11
- Presentation: 7 p.m.
- Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
- Argyle Secondary School, 1131 Frederick Road. Click HERE for directions.
Kindergarten registration process
Registration for 2024/25 Kindergarten (for children born in 2019) runs Thursday, October 12 to Wednesday, January 31, 2024.
Visit the Kindergarten Registration page for detailed information regarding the process involved to register your child for the upcoming school year.
Ministry of Education and Child Care Resources:
Some of the resources you will find in the Supporting the Transition to Kindergarten section include:
When I Go To Kindergarten (PDF). Help prepare your child for Kindergarten by working through this booklet. Record things your child is good at and that are important to them. Use the booklet as a keepsake or share it with your child’s teachers.
Play Today: A Guide For Families (PDF). Extended engagement in play is one of the best ways to prepare your child for school. Learn more about the different kinds of play that are important.
Use the links below to visit the websites of some of the organizations within our community who provide support for young children and their families.
Please visit the Kindergarten Registration FAQ for answers to some of our frequently asked questions.
For more information about Kindergarten in the North Vancouver School District, please contact:
District Principal, Curriculum, Assessment and Early Learning