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Provincial Pre-Primary Program

Pre-Primary Program 2019-2020: Dates and Times

Click here to view a list of dates and times for the Pre-Primary Program. 
 

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


Out-of-Catchment Space Availability

To increase access to the Pre-Primary Program, a process to accept students who live outside of a school catchment offering Pre-Primary has been established.

Starting Monday, October 7, 2019 families will be able to register their child in Pre-Primary outside of their catchment area in schools where programs are not at full capacity. These spaces are available to children that currently do not have access to a Pre-Primary Program in their catchment school.

It's important to note that there are a limited number of spaces available. Programs with availability are as follows (Updated Oct. 9, 2019):

Atlantic View 1
Caldwell Road 1
Duncan MacMillan 4
East St. Margaret's 9
Harrietsfield 4
Ian Forsyth 1
John MacNeil (John Martin) 3
Mount Edward 1
Musquodoboit Valley Education Centre 6
Robert K. Turner 3
Ross Road 6
Sambro 10

Please note:

  • The out-of-catchment process will launch on October 7, 2019 and will continue until no more spaces are available.
  • Children must not currently have access to Pre-Primary in their catchment school.
  • Children must not have already attended a Pre-Primary Program.
  • Applications are on a first-come, first-served basis until there are no more spaces available.

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.

To be eligible, a child must have reached their fourth birthday on or before December 31, 2019.

For more information, click here .


Provincial Pre-Primary Program Expansion for 2019-2020

The Provincial Pre-Primary Program will be expanding to more schools in the HRCE for the 2019-2020 school year.

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

  • Alderney Elementary
  • Atlantic View Elementary
  • Bell Park Academic Centre
  • Burton Ettinger Elementary (Pre-Primary Program will be offered at a location off-site at 69 Sunnybrae Avenue)
  • Caldwell Road Elementary
  • Caudle Park Elementary
  • Cavalier Drive Elementary
  • Duc d’Anville Elementary (Pre-Primary Program will be offered at a location off-site TBD)
  • Dutch Settlement Elementary
  • Elizabeth Sutherland School
  • Harrietsfield Elementary
  • Hawthorn Elementary
  • Ian Forsyth Elementary
  • John MacNeil Elementary (Pre-Primary Program will be offered at John Martin Jr. High)
  • LeMarchant-St. Thomas Elementary (Pre-Primary Program will be offered at Sir Charles Tupper)
  • Millwood Elementary
  • Mount Edward Elementary
  • Ocean View Elementary
  • O’Connell Drive Elementary
  • Oldfield Consolidated School
  • Robert K. Turner Elementary
  • Rockingham Elementary
  • Saint Mary’s Elementary (Pre-Primary Program will be offered at Inglis Street School)
  • St. Catherine’s Elementary
  • Sunnyside Elementary
  • 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


Before and After Pilot Program

The provincial Before and After Program (BAP) is expanding to seven HRCE schools for 2019-2020. BAP is a fee-based recreation program for children.

The schools offering BAP, along with service providers, are as follows:

  • Brookhouse Elementary (EXCEL)
  • Bicentennial School (EXCEL)
  • Tallahassee Community School (Tallahassee Early Learning Centre)
  • Rockingstone Heights School (YWCA of Halifax)
  • Springvale Elementary School (EXCEL)
  • Bell Park Academic Centre (Boys and Girls Club of Preston)
  • Cavalier Drive School (EXCEL)

To register for BAP, please contact the service provider offering the program at your child’s school listed here.

If your school’s program is offered by EXCEL, click here.

For more information, visit www.novascotia.ca/BAP


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