This Div is a JS Trigger

GTranslate

English Arabic French
English Arabic French

Student Registration

Registration during COVID-19

Families can still register their child for school (Pre-Primary to Grade 12) while buildings are closed due to COVID-19. Here are the steps to follow:

  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).

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

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.

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

During the COVID-19 pandemic, all registrations will be done electronically following the process outlined above.

Pre-Primary will be 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.

Registration takes place at each school with the following exceptions:

  • 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 Education Centre

To register, parents/legal guardians must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the HRCE registration form. You can download the registration form (Word | PDF) or fill one out at the school.
     
  2. Present the child's proof of age and legal name (as listed on birth certificate, passport, immigration papers, legal name change certificate or adoption documents).
     
  3. Provide proof of residency/home address for the parents/legal guardian (such as a current utility bill (power, water, cable, internet) or the sales bill for your home).
     
  4. Provide Nova Scotia Health Card (MSI) number and expiry date at the time of registration.

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

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

Transportation
For more information on student transportation, click here .


Welcome to Grade Primary

During the COVID-19 pandemic, all 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 register, parents/legal guardians must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the HRCE registration form. You can download the registration form (Word | PDF) or fill one out at the school.
     
  2. Present the child's proof of age and legal name (as listed on birth certificate, passport, immigration papers, legal name change certificate or adoption documents).
     
  3. Provide proof of residency/home address for the parents/legal guardian (such as a current utility bill (power, water, cable, internet) or the sales bill for your home).
     
  4. Provide Nova Scotia Health Card (MSI) number and expiry date at the time of registration.

Each school will publicize its dates for primary orientation

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.
     
  • The Out-of-Area process for the 2020-2021 school year will begin on Tuesday, April 14 at 8:00 am and close on Monday, April 27 at 4 pm.
     
  • As a result of school buildings being closed due to COVID-19, Out-of-Area requests will only be submitted electronically through the HRCE website.
     
  • More details on the Out-of-Area process for the 2020-2021 school year, can be found here .

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

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


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.

Registration dates for the EXCEL Program for the 2020-2021 school year will occur:

  • Early Registration: Monday, June 8, 2020 - Friday, June 12, 2020 (Open to families with a child(ren) registered for the EXCEL 2019-20 and/or Pre-Primary Before and After 2019-20 programs)
     
  • General Registration: Monday, June 15, 2020

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)