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Provincial Pre-Primary Program

The provincial Pre-Primary Program was launched in September 2017.

Out-of-Catchment Space Availability 

To increase access to the Pre-Primary Program, registration will now open 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:

Pre-Primary Site Space Availability
Admiral Westphal Elementary 7
Colby Village Elementary 11
Duncan MacMillan High  6
East St. Margaret's Elementary 11
George Bissett Elementary 2
Grosvenor - Wentworth Park Elementary 6
Harbour View Elementary 9
Hillside Park Elementary 2
Humber Park Elementary 4
Inglis Street Elementary 2
Joseph Howe Elementary 3
Musquodoboit Valley Education Centre 9
Nelson Whynder Elementary 1
Ross Road Elementary 1
Sambro Elementary 9
Sir Charles Tupper Elementary  4
South Woodside Elementary  7
St. Stephen's Elementary 2
Sycamore Lane Elementary 9
William King Elementary 6

Registration opens on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the schools listed above.

Please note:

The out-of-catchment process will launch on October 9, 2018 and will continue until no more spaces are available.

The out-of-catchment process is for the Pre-Primary year only. To register for Primary, parents/guardians must return to their neighbourhood school.

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, lease agreement, etc.), Nova Scotia Health Card (MSI) number and expiry date at the time of registration.

To be eligible, a child must have reached his/her fourth birthday on or before December 31, 2018. 

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.

Provincial Pre-Primary Program Expansion for 2018-2019

Additional sites Pre-Primary sites added for 2018-2019

The Pre-Primary Program will be expanding to include the following sites for 2018-2019:

  • Fairview Heights Elementary
  • Grosvenor-Wentworth Park Elementary
  • St. Joseph’s – A. McKay Elementary

In addition, the Pre-Primary Program will be offered at Musquodoboit Valley Education Centre and will be available to the following three catchment areas:

  • Dutch Settlement Elementary
  • Musquodoboit Valley Education Centre
  • Upper Musquodoboit Consolidated School

On March 7, 2018, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development announced the expansion of the Pre-Primary Program for the 2018-2019 school year. Click here to read the news release.

Pre-Primary will be offered at the following new locations within the Halifax Regional Centre for Education in 2018-2019:

  • Atlantic Memorial-Terence Bay School (Pre-Primary Program will be offered at Atlantic Memorial site)
  • Bicentennial School
  • Brookhouse Elementary
  • Central Spryfield Elementary
  • Chebucto Heights Elementary
  • East St. Margaret’s Elementary
  • George Bissett Elementary
  • Humber Park Elementary School
  • Inglis Street Elementary School
  • Musquodoboit Valley Education Centre
  • Ross Road School
  • Sambro Elementary School
  • Sir Charles Tupper Elementary School
  • Springvale Elementary School
  • Upper Musquodoboit Consolidated School
  • William King Elementary School

Registration

Registration for the new Pre-Primary Programs began on March 19, 2018.

To be eligible, a child must have reached his/her fourth birthday on or before December 31, 2018 and live within the catchment area of the school offering the program. Children who would attend the Terence Bay site of Atlantic Memorial - Terence Bay Elementary can register for the program at Atlantic Memorial.

Registration takes place at each school. 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, lease agreement, etc.), Nova Scotia Health Card (MSI) number and expiry date at the time of registration.

For more information:

Suzanne Power-Hann
Administrative Units 1 & 3
Phone: (902)-464-2000 x. 4423
Email: SPowerHann@hrce.ca

Renee Forbes
Administrative Units 2 & 4
Phone: (902)464-2000 x. 4424
Email: rforbes@hrce.ca

What is Pre-Primary?

Pre-Primary Frequently Asked Questions

Provincial Pre-Primary Program: September 2017 – June 2018

The current Pre-Primary locations for the 2017-2018 school year are:

  1. Admiral Westphal Elementary
  2. Colby Village Elementary
  3. Duncan MacMillan High
  4. Harbour View Elementary
  5. Hillside Park Elementary
  6. Joseph Howe Elementary
  7. Nelson Whynder Elementary
  8. Oyster Pond Academy
  9. Rockingstone Heights School
  10. St. Stephen’s Elementary
  11. South Woodside Elementary
  12. Sycamore Lane Elementary

More Information

For more information about the program please contact one of our Pre-Primary Supervisors: