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Provincial Pre-Primary Program

For a full list of schools offering Pre-Primary, click here .

Provincial Pre-Primary Program Expansion for 2019-2020

The Provincial Pre-Primary Program will be expanding to 23 more schools in the HRCE for the 2019-2020 school year. Click here to read the news release from EECD.

Pre-Primary will now be available to families in the following schools

  • Alderney Elementary School
  • Atlantic View Elementary School
  • Bell Park Academic Centre
  • Burton Ettinger Elementary School (Pre-Primary Program will be offered at a location off-site TBD)
  • Caldwell Road Elementary School
  • Caudle Park Elementary School
  • Cavalier Drive School
  • Duc d’Anville Elementary School (Pre-Primary Program will be offered at a location off-site TBD)
  • Elizabeth Sutherland
  • Harrietsfield Elementary School
  • Hawthorn Elementary School
  • John MacNeil Elementary School (Pre-Primary Program will be offered at John Martin Jr. High)
  • LeMarchant-St. Thomas Elementary School (Pre-Primary Program will be offered at Sir Charles Tupper)
  • Millwood Elementary School
  • Mount Edward Elementary School
  • O’Connell Drive Elementary School
  • Oldfield Consolidated School
  • Robert K. Turner Elementary School
  • Rockingham Elementary School
  • Saint Mary’s Elementary School (Pre-Primary Program will be offered at Inglis Street School)
  • St. Catherine’s Elementary School
  • Sunnyside Elementary School
  • Tallahassee Community School

Click here for the full list of programs.


Registration

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is now open for existing and new Pre-Primary Programs.

Registration Form (Word) (PDF)

Click here for the full list of programs.

To be eligible, a child must have reached their fourth birthday on or before December 31, 2019 and live within the catchment area of the school offering the program.

Registration takes place at each school with the following exceptions:

  • For children living in the Dutch Settlement catchment, registration will take place at Musquodoboit Valley Education Centre
     
  • For children living in the LeMarchant-St. Thomas catchment, registration will take place at Sir Charles Tupper Elementary
     
  • For children living in the Saint Mary’s catchment, registration will take place at Inglis Street Elementary
     
  • For children living in the Upper Musquodoboit catchment, registration will take place at Musquodoboit Valley Edication Centre

Parents/guardians must present the child's proof of age, legal name (as listed on birth certificate, passport, immigration papers, legal name change certificate or adoption documents), proof of residency (such as a current utility bill), Nova Scotia Health Card (MSI) number and expiry date at the time of registration.

For more information:

Loreto Pillado
902-464-2000 ext. 4370
lpillado@hrce.ca


Out-of-Catchment Registrations

2019-2020 School Year

For 2019-2020 school year, a process to accept students who live outside of a school catchment offering Pre-Primary has been established.

The process will open on October 7, 2019 and will continue until no more spaces are available.

For more information, click here .

2018-2019 School Year

To increase access to the Pre-Primary Program, spots are still available to children outside of the catchment area in schools where programs are not at full capacity.

It’s important to note that there are a limited number of spaces available. Programs with availability are as follows (updated April 24, 2019):

Pre-Primary Site Space Availability
Duncan MacMillan High  6
East St. Margaret's Elementary 8
Musquodoboit Valley Education Centre 8
Sambro Elementary 9

Before and After Pilot Program

A before and after Pre-Primary pilot program is currently being offered at Brookhouse Elementary. More details on future expansion will be shared soon.


Program Hours and Start Dates for 2018-2019

For information on the program hours and the start dates for the Pre-Primary program at each site, click here.


What is Pre-Primary?


Pre-Primary Frequently Asked Questions


More Information

For more information about the program please contact:

Loreto Pillado
902-464-2000 ext. 4370
lpillado@hrce.ca