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Student Registration

February is Primary and Pre-Primary Registration Month!

Note: Pre-Primary registration will take place in February within the existing sites listed below. Information on new locations and registration times will be posted when finalized.

Visit your neighbourhood school to register. Guardianship information, proof of address and citizenship, as well as educational records and/or documents are required at the time of registration. Check below for more information, specific to grade or program.

Welcome to Primary!

Check out our Welcome to Primary 2019-2020 booklet for everything you need to know about transitioning your child to school. 

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.


Primary Program

  • A child must have reached his/her fifth birthday on or before December 31 of the year they start 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), Nova Scotia Health Card (MSI) number and expiry date at the time of registration.
  • Each school will publicize its dates for primary orientation.

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.
  • Parents/guardians may obtain an Out-of-Area Request form at their child's neighbourhood school. Once completed, parents/guardians must forward the Out-of-Area Request form to the requested school on the first school day in April starting at 8:00 a.m.
  • Alternatively, parents/guardians may complete the online Out-of-Area Request form at www.hrce.ca beginning on on the first school day in April at 8:00 a.m. The electronic submission is automatically sent to the receiving school. Instructions on completing the online option can be found here.

Welcome to Pre-Primary

What is Pre-Primary?

Registration

  • To be eligible, a child must have reached his/her fourth birthday on or before December 31 in the year they start Pre-Primary and live within the catchment area of the school offering the program.
     
  •  Registration takes place at each school with some expections (Click here to learn more)
     
  • 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.

Registration Form (Word) (PDF)

For more information about the program, please contact:

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


EXCEL Program

The EXCEL program will be using a new registration and payment system for the 2019-20 school year. The software offers a secure, convenient, web-based platform on which clients can register their child(ren) online for the EXCEL program.

To ensure the new system is fully operational for the registration period, the designated registration dates of April 29, 2019 for current participants and May 6, 2019 for new participants will be delayed until late Spring 2019. Despite the delay, it is anticipated that clients will be informed of their acceptance to the EXCEL program by mid- to late-June as in previous years.

Further information on the registration process, including dates for early and general registration, will be shared once finalized.


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 grade Primary must be 5 years of age on or before December 31 in the year they start primary and 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)