Pre-Primary Facilitator
Gillian Kiely
Phone: 902-521-3203


Great news for families! Click the link below for details.

Transportation Announcement (19-08-20)



Pre-Primary Orientation:
Bluenose Academy (Lunenburg Academy)
August 30, with one session from 3-4 pm and a second (same) session from 5-6 pm.
Bridgewater Elementary School
September 3, with one session from 3-4 pm and a second (same) session from 6-7 pm.
Children are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE – If you have registered either at a school or through the online web form, your child is enrolled in the Pre-Primary program. Children are only required to bring a lunch, indoor shoes, and a water bottle.

*To families who wish to enroll their children for the Pre-Primary Program in September 2019*

September 2019 will be the third year of the provincial roll out for the Pre-Primary Programs.

Each program is based on a play based pedagogy, emphasizing the importance of learning through play. Each classroom will be staffed with trained early childhood educators with a focus on an active learning environment and inclusive practices to all individual needs.

Pre-primary registration will take place the week of February 19-22, 2019. It is recommended to do it at this time to ensure a spot, however, it is not specifically constricted to that time frame. Registration can be done at any time by going into the school of your catchment area.

If you wish to attend a Pre-Primary Program outside of your home school catchment area, you must first apply for a student transfer.

Below is more information regarding the provincial curriculum framework, the Pre-Primary educators will be following in the classrooms.  The Parent Handbook and the Pre-Primary Behavior Guidance Policy are also available below for your reading.

*Please note that it is currently the responsibility of families in the programs to arrange their own transportation and after school care for the children attending the program.


Start and end times We ask that families respect the times outlined in the chart below as they are meant to decrease traffic during busy bus drop off and pick up times. Morning drop off is flexible and children may be dropped off up to an hour after class start time.  Please understand that you may have to wait for buses to exit before dropping off or picking up your children during certain times of day. Pick up can happen at any time before the designated end time but not afterwards.

School Start End
Aspotogan Consolidated School 7:45 am 2:05 pm
Bayview Community School 7:45 am 2:30 pm
Bluenose Academy/Lunenburg Academy 8:15 am 2:15 pm
Bridgewater Elementary School 8:20 am 2:20 pm
Chester District School 7:40 am 2:00 pm
Dr. John C. Wickwire Academy 8:15 am 2:15 pm
Hebbville Academy 7:50 am 2:00 pm
New Germany Elementary School 8:30 am 3:00 pm
New Ross Consolidated School 8:15 am 2:15 pm
Newcombville Elementary School 7:45 am 1:50 pm
North Queens Community School 8:15 am 2:15 pm
Pentz Elementary School 7:50 am 2:05 pm
Petite Rivière Elementary School 7:40 am 2:05 pm
West Northfield Elementary School 7:40 am 2:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to attend a Pre-Primary Program outside of your home school catchment area, you must first apply for a student transfer.  The application form can be found here.

We are looking forward to a wonderful second year of pre-primary implementation and getting to know our new families and educators in September.

Additional Pre-Primary Information (click on the title below to access the document):

Pre-Primary Parent Handbook

Pre-Primary Program Fact Sheet

Behavior Guidance Policy

Field Trip Parent/Guardian Permission Form

Check out these YouTube videos to see/hear what a pre-primary classroom looks/sounds like!