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Student Registration


Kindergarten Registration

Welcome to the Northwest Catholic District School Board!  Kindergarten registration for children in Year 1 Kindergarten (Junior Kindergarten) or children new to their school in Year 2 (Senior Kindergarten) took place during Regional Kindergarten Registration Week on February 26th through March 6th; however we welcome you to register your child at any time throughout the school year. 

Parents may register their child(ren) who will be 4 years of age by December 31, 2018 in the first year of the 2-year Kindergarten program. 

Registration forms are available at each elementary school main office.  Completed applications and appropriate documentation can be submitted to your home school, beginning in January of the year that your child will be starting the program. 


What do I Need to Register my Child?

 Your completed application form must also include the following documents (required):

  • Birth Certificate 
  • Year 1 children are required to be 4 years of age on or before December 31, 2018.
  • Year 2 children are required to be 5 years of age on or before December 31, 2018.

Please note: Children currently registered in their school's Year 1 program are not required to register for the Year 2 program.  Placement in the Year 2 program will be processed by the school.


Language Programs Offered in Kindergarten

Each of our schools are unique and some offer complimentary language programs to choose from including: English, French Immersion, and Ojibway.  Please visit each school's website to learn more!  


Welcome!   Let's Get to Know One Another!

Each school has a unique transition plan so that children and families have an opportunity to meet the educator teams, meet their new friends, and tour their new school.   Contact your school directly or visit their website and/or Facebook page to learn more about school visits, parent orientation evenings, and/or planned activities for children transitioning to school.

Reducing stress for children and families so children feel comfortable and safe to come to school is a priority for us.  It is when children feel safe and secure that they will be excited and ready for learning. 

Childcare Opportunities: The Northwest Catholic District School Board

Strong Partnerships, Shared Commitment, and Seamless Transitions

In partnership with our local service providers, The Northwest Catholic District School Board offers high-quality programs that impact children's development.  Our childcare and Kindergarten programs are tailored to children's development; value children as creative, active learners; and celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

"Every experience in a child's early life has an impact on his/her development now and in the future.  Parents and families are the first 
and most powerful influence on children's early learning and development.  
Young children and their families live in communities that shape early experiences."   (ELECT, p.4)

​The following chart provides contact information for the Before and After School Programs offered in our Board.

Full Day Kindergarten Sites that Offer Before and After School Programs


School Service Provider Daily Fees* Program Availability Hours of Operation

Contact Information

for Fee Subsidies

St. Joseph's

School -



City of Dryden – St. Joseph's Best Start Program

Barb Englebert

Secretary of Children's Resource Center


Before - $11.70

After - $13.20

Full day - $41.60

All year

7:30 am to 5:30 pm

For financial support contact: Kenora District Services Board 



Sacred Heart

School -


Sioux Lookout

Biidaaban Children's Centre

Giselle Southwell


Before - $10.00
After - $14.00
Full day - $41.00

All year

7:30 am to 5:30 pm

For financial support contact: Kenora District Services Board

Sioux Lookout-


St. Michael's School -


Fort Frances

Fort Frances

Children's Complex Center

Neva Carlson


Before - $10.00
After - $15.00
Full day - $39.30


*second child rate available for full day

All year

7:30 am to 6:00 pm

For financial support contact: Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board 

Fort Frances-

274-5349 ext. 241

*Fees are subject to change* Updated and Revised March 2018*​​​​​​