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Kindergarten Registration

Nature Kindergarten Lottery Link

Click the Link above to enter the Nature K lottery. 

Kindergarten Registration 2022

Registration Requirements for ALL Kindergarten Students

You must register at your Catchment School. If you are unsure about which is your catchment school, use this app to help: School Locator.
Enter your child's primary home address into our School Locator portal to determine your neighbourhood catchment school. Families must register first with their neighbourhood catchment school, regardless of where they may want to send their child.

For More information go to the District Website

If your child is turning 5 in 2022, you may register your child for kindergarten. Kindergarten Registration begins on January 31, 2022 at 8:00 am. 

Please follow the directions below to register:

  1. Open, fill in and save ALL Registration documents (see list of links below) on your computer (a mobile device will not work as well).
  2. Look at the list of "Required Proof of Registration" documents below. Scan each document to PDF format - photo documents do not open well.
  3. Email all Registration Documents and Proof of Registration to swift [at] abbyschools.ca (subject: Kindergarten%20Registration)  on or after 8:00 am, January 31, 2022. Someone will call or reply to your email to confirm receipt of your registration. **Emailed registrations received prior to 8:00 am January 31st will not be processed.

or:

  1. Print off the documents below at home or pick up a pre-printed Registration package from the school and fill them in by hand. You may pick up a Registration Package after January 6, 2022.
  2. Make Copies of all "Required Proof of Registration" documents listed below. If you are unable to copy, bring your Proof of Registration when you come and we will copy them for you.
  3. Attach all documents together and call to make an appointment to bring them in on or after 8:00 am, January 31st.

Please call (604-853-7730) to make an appointment to bring in your documents. When you come to the school, please call for assistance at the front door. Someone will meet you there. We are unable to have visitors in the school at this time.

**Please fill all forms out completely. Incomplete forms will NOT be accepted.

The forms that are necessary are listed below.

Parents will also need to provide all of the following REQUIRED information for each child they are registering. Click Here for a print out of this list.

  • Birth Certificate (Additional documents if necessary - passport or permanent resident card)
  • Child's BC Services Card (scan both sides), MSP Care Card, or other Medical Insurance papers
  • Proof that one parent is a Canadian Citizen if not listed on child's birth certificate or Permanent Resident (Birth Certificate, Passport,Canadian Citizenship Card or Permanent Resident Card (in Canada prior to July 31, 2019**)
  • Proof of Address #1 - One of the following: Mortgage papers, rental agreement, Property Sale Agreement, Property Tax Notice, Home Insurance, Utility Bill
  • Proof of Address #2 -One of the following: MSP Bill, Child Tax Credit Statement, Income Tax Assessment, Vehicle Insurance, most recent T4
  • Immunization Record - this is not required for registration, however, Fraser Health is asking us to collect this information from all Kindergarten Parents.

Registration will be considered complete when a parent/guardian has provided all the required supporting documents (proof of address, birth certificate etc.) along with a fully completed Student Registration form. Submission of these documents may be through the online registration portal, or by submitting registration documents via email or in person.

**If both parents are not Canadian Citizens or have been Landed Immigrants or on temporary permits for less than 3 years (came to Canada after August 1, 2019), even if your child was born in Canada, you will need to set up an appointment with Luella Johnsen at the School Board Office to complete initial registration. Call (604) 852-2366 ext 1203 to make your appointment. There will be no drop-in appointments.

**If one or both parents are Canadian Citizens (even if your child was born outside of Canada), complete the registration process as above.

Nature Kindergarten Info

ALL students wanting to apply for Nature Kindergarten MUST apply at their catchment school FIRST during January Registration. A lottery process is used to determine the registration priority order.  This Lottery Process happens in February every year. The Lottery process is CLOSED for the 2022-2023 school year. All Nature Kindergarten spots at Swift are full at this time.

More information about registering for the District Nature Kindergarten program. View our Nature Kindergarten Info Video here

Interested in volunteering at school or attending field trips??

In order to volunteer in any aspect of your child's school day, (hot lunch days, reading groups, field trips, Nature walks, etc) you will need to have a valid Criminal Record Check done through our School Board Office and the Ministry of Justice. Please CLICK HERE for more info. This process can be lengthy so please follow the instructions on the Volunteer page as soon as possible. The Kindergarten classes often go on field trips for Fall and you will need to have this process completed to help out.

What if I want to apply to a school in a different neighbourhood catchment?

If you are interested in having your child attend a school that is not your catchment school, you will need to apply through the out of catchment form (AP 336-3). Applications will be received by the requested school beginning February 7, 2022. Out-of-catchment applications will only be considered once all catchment students have been accommodated. An application does not guarantee acceptance.