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

PRE-PRIMARY CHILDREN turning four years of age on or before December 31, 2020, are eligible to begin pre-primary in September 2020.  If your child will be starting school in September, please contact the appropriate catchment area elementary school in your community for early registration.

Parents/guardians will be required to present:

  • Identification for their child with their date of birth (birth certificate)
  • Health card number and expiry date
  • Proof of residence (e.g. driver’s license, utility bill).

If you are unsure which elementary school your child would attend, please check out the catchment area map on our website or call the Bus Garage at 902-541-8252.

To register for Pre-Primary click here.


*To families who wish to enroll their children for the Pre-Primary Program in September 2020*

September 2020 will be the fourth 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.

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.  The student transfer policy and application can be found here.

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.

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 the day. Pick up can happen at any time before the designated end time but not afterward.

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.

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!