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Elementary Registration (K-8)

Beginning January 2018, the Board is utilizing an online Kindergarten Registration tool that will make the process more convenient for parents. Parents will simply:

  • Create an account (a confirmation email will be sent to your email account)
  • Provide registration details
  • Upload a few documents (please prepare by taking pictures of them or scanning them so you have an electronic copy ready to upload)

The registration process takes about 20 minutes to complete. You can 'Save' anytime and login later to finish or upload required documents. All the information that you have entered will still be there. Just remember to choose the 'Save' button before exiting.

If you are unsure of the school your child will attend, our Home School Locator will assist you in determining the Catholic school closest to your home.

Parent Guide

Welcome to our Catholic community: Guide for Parents provides information including how to register, riding the bus, tips for preparing your child for kindergarten, immunization, volunteering in the classroom, etc. A guide is put into each kindergarten package that parents receive at registration. You can also download a copy of the guide or request one from your local Catholic school or the Catholic Education Centre - 519-756-6369

Kindergarten Registration Tips

  • Junior Kindergarten - Children must be 4 years old by Dec.31 of the year registering, Senior Kindergarten - Children must be 5 years old by Dec. 31 of the year registering.
  • To give each child the best start possible, our Kindergarten program provides a variety of learning opportunities and experiences delivered in a Catholic environment. We also offer comprehensive programs for children with special needs.
  • To register your child, you will need the following:
    • a birth certificate or other government document to show proof of age; and
    • a Roman Catholic baptismal certificate for either the child OR parent.
  • If you are a non-Catholic or 'Out of School Boundary' family, please contact your local Catholic school to discuss the application process with the school principal.

Full Day Kindergarten Program

All elementary schools of the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board offer full day kindergarten.

French Immersion

French Immersion Kindergarten program is offered at five BHNCDSB locations:

  • St. Leo Catholic Elementary (City of Brantford) 519-759-3314
  • Jean Vanier Catholic Elementary (City of Brantford) 519-753-5283
  • Sacred Heart, Paris (County of Brant) 519-442-4443
  • St. Joseph's Catholic Elementary, Simcoe (Norfolk County) 519-426-0820
  • Notre Dame Catholic Elementary, Caledonia (Haldimand County) 905-765-0649

Transportation is provided to all students enrolled in the French Immersion program to the school in their location.

For information about the program in your area, please contact your closest French Immersion program school.

Tax Direction of School Support

At the time of registration, you will be asked to direct your tax support (regardless of if you rent or own) to 'Separate' school support. For details of what this tax support direction means to Catholic school districts in Ontario, how to change your direction of support, and for a copy of the forms please visit Direction of School Support.

New to Canada?

If you are new to Canada, have a school-aged child, and English is not your first language, we can assist you with enrolling your child in school. Our staff will provide student assessment and guidance for English language learners and their families. Please call 519-756-6369 for assistance.

Transportation for Kindergarten

School bus transportation is available to all kindergarten students who live more than the distance specified in the Transportation of Students policy. School bus route schedules will be communicted to you through Student Transportation Services Brant Haldimand Norfolk. For details, please contact: Student Transportation Services of Brant Haldimand Norfolk.