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Student Registration

Registration during the 2020-2021 school year

Families can register their child for school (Pre-Primary to Grade 12) at any time.

To limit non-essential visitors, families are encouraged to register using the following steps:

  1. Please complete all sections of the registration form (Word | PDF) and email to registration@hrce.ca .
     
  2. You must attach a scanned copy or picture of proof of residence (Power or Water bill), Nova Scotia Health Card and your child’s birth certificate (for Pre-Primary and Primary registration only).

What families can expect

You will receive an email/phone call confirming receipt of your registration and the email address/contact information for the Home School.

The documentation will be emailed to the Home School for processing. Any further questions can be directed to the Home School email address/contact information that is provided for response.

Need Help?

If you require assistance completing the registration form or do not have access to email please contact our Parent Navigator:

Stephen Somers, 902-219-0587 or ssomers@hrce.ca

Transportation
Once your child’s school registration is completed, your child will be assigned to a bus route by HRCE, if bus eligible. To review current eligibility and review a FAQ on busing, click here .


Programs

Welcome to Pre-Primary

For the 2020-2021 school year, registrations will be done electronically following the process outlined above.

Pre-Primary is available to all HRCE school communities starting in September 2020.

  • In order to be eligible to attend Pre-Primary your child must be 4-years-old on or before December 31 in the year they start Pre-Primary.
     
  • Your family must live within the English boundary of the school that offers this program.
     
  • If you are unsure whether you live within the boundaries of a school offering the program, try our Home Address Lookup.
     
  • Pre-Primary does not have waiting lists. All families who live in the English boundary of the school serving the area (neighbourhood) in which they reside will have a space in that school's Pre-Primary program.
     
  • For a list of schools offering Pre-Primary, click here. Schools with an asterisk (*) are new programs opening in September 2020.

To limit non-essential visitors, families are encouraged to register using the following steps:

  1. Please complete all sections of the registration form (Word | PDF) and email to registration@hrce.ca .
     
  2. You must attach a scanned copy or picture of proof of residence (Power or Water bill), Nova Scotia Health Card and your child’s birth certificate (for Pre-Primary and Primary registration only).

Transportation
For more information on student transportation, click here .


Welcome to Grade Primary

During 2020-2021 school year, registrations will be done electronically following the process outlined above.

  • In order to register your child for Grade Primary, they must be 5-years-old on or before December 31 in the year they start Grade Primary
     
  • Students will register for English programs at the school serving the area (neighbourhood) in which they reside. Students who live in an area of eligibility for Early French Immersion will register at the French Immersion designated school that serves their neighbourhood.

To limit non-essential visitors, families are encouraged to register using the following steps:

  1. Please complete all sections of the registration form (Word | PDF) and email to registration@hrce.ca .
     
  2. You must attach a scanned copy or picture of proof of residence (Power or Water bill), Nova Scotia Health Card and your child’s birth certificate (for Pre-Primary and Primary registration only).

Check out our Welcome to Primary 2020-2021 booklet for everything you need to know about transitioning your child to big school. 

Transportation
For more information on student transportation, click here .


Early French Immersion Program (Grade Primary)

  • The Early French Immersion Program begins in Grade Primary and is guaranteed to students who live within areas of eligibility of the Halifax Regional Centre for Education.
     
  • For further information regarding eligibility, click here to access the Home Address Lookup located under "About our Schools" on this website, or contact the principal of your neighbourhood school.

Late French Immersion (Grade Seven)

  • The Late French Immersion Program begins in Grade 7 and is guaranteed to students who live within areas of eligibility of the Halifax Regional Centre for Education.
     
  • For further information regarding eligibility, click here to access the Home Address Lookup feature under "About our Schools" on this website, or contact the principal of your neighbourhood school.

Out of Area Requests

  • Parents/guardians may seek placement for their child in a school outside of the neighbourhood in which they reside under the guidelines of the Student Registration Policy.
     
  • Out-of-Area requests can be submitted electronically through the HRCE website. Click here.
     
  • The electronic submission will be sent automatically to the receiving school and will include a submission date. Applications will be processed in order of receipt.
     
  • Requests for students who will have older siblings in the receiving school in September will be given priority for an Out‐of‐Area placement if adequate accommodation is available.
     
  • Decisions regarding Out-of-Area requests will be communicated by the principal in the requested school.

For more information about HRCE Primary-Grade 12 programs, please contact:

Stephen Somers
ssomers@hrce.ca
902-219-0587
902-464-2000 x4361

For more information about Pre-Primary programs in the HRCE, click here or contact:

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


EXCEL Program

EXCEL is a before- and after-school recreational program offered by the Halifax Regional Centre for Education at 65 elementary schools across the Halifax Regional Municipality.

For more details, visit the EXCEL registration page.

The EXCEL Program uses a secure, web-based platform called EZChildTrack to manage the application process. Parents are required to set up an account to use the system. Applications must be completed through EZChildTrack on a device larger than a cell phone.


Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for answers to some Frequently Asked Questions


FORMS AND BROCHURES

FORMS

BROCHURES

French Program Information

To view information on our French programs, click here.

external documents

Children being registered for either Pre-Primary or Grade Primary must be 5 years of age on or before December 31 in the year they start. Parents/guardians must show a Birth Certificate verifying this to school personnel

  • Nova Scotia Birth Certificate Online Application - (link)
  • Application Form to Print and Mail - (link)