Junior kindergarten students are those children who will be age four (4) by December 31, 2013. Senior kindergarten students are those children who will be age five (5) by December 31, 2013.
To give each child the best start possible, our Kindergarten program provides a variety of learning opportunities and experiences. Our schools offer an excellent curriculum including French language instruction, with the unique dimension of quality Catholic education. We also offer comprehensive programs for children with special needs as well as resources for children with Aboriginal ancestry. To register your child, you must be prepared to provide the following:
* the baptismal certificate of a common-law spouse or step-parent is also acceptable
(Others accepted on space availability basis.)
Student Registration Form
School administration at any of our schools will be happy to provide you with a Student Registration Form. Should you wish to review or complete the form in advance, you can download and print our online Student Registration Form. Please print the completed form and bring it to your child's new school to begin the admissions process, or to the Family Welcome Centre during the summer months. Please note that additional documentation must be completed at the time of registration. Download Adobe PDF Reader >>
Each child's record of immunization must be presented at the time of registration. All Ontario school children must be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella, unless there is a valid exemption. Ottawa Public Health (OPH) requires proof that your child has received proper immunization. The OPH Immunization Program is available weekdays from 8:00 am to 3:45 pm by calling 613-580-6744, ext. 24108 or toll-free at 1-866-426-8885, ext. 24108. Please contact Ottawa Public Health to inquire about an Immunization excemption form.
Registration for the New South Nepean School
Construction for the new South Nepean Catholic Elementary School (JK-6) has begun at a site located south of Cambrian Road between Kilbirnie Drive and Greenbank Road. The new school is scheduled to open for September 2013. Kindergarten registration for this new school will take place at St. Emily School, located at 500 Chapman Mills Drive. Existing St. Emily students currently residing within the new school’s attendance boundary will NOT have to register for regular day school. Documentation will be automatically transferred by Board staff.
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The Family Welcome Centre for Newcomers is the first step in registering your child with the Ottawa Catholic School Board if you are new to Ottawa or Canada, and English is not your first language. Our caring and experienced staff is here to introduce newcomer families to our community. Our assessment service helps students receive the best programming so that they can have a good beginning at school in Canada.
Current full-day kindergarten sites (both junior and senior) offer Extendend French (25%) programs. However, full-day kindergarten sites opening in September 2012 will begin offering French Immersion (50%) programs. This pilot model will be evaluated, and a recommendation to offer this full French Immersion program in ALL full-day kindergarten sites will be submitted to the Board for the 2013-2014 school year.
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