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Grande Prairie Public School District
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Kindergarten

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NEW - Online Registration (Opens Mar. 19)

We are excited to introduce ONLINE Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year. The NEW online registration process will save you time, paper and energy by allowing you to apply for your child’s registration at your convenience from anywhere with an internet connection.

New Parents are required to create a  SchoolEngage account and complete the online registration.

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Help links for new parents:

Current Parents with GPPSD - to register a new member of your family go to the PowerSchool Parent Portal, login and access SchoolEngage on the left-hand menu.

Sign in to PowerSchool

Help links for current parents with GPPSD:

Online registration for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year opens on Mar. 19, 2019

Registration for the Current 2018-2019 School Year.

Please note: Our online registration system will be available for all users to prepopulate the online registration application later this month. On Mar.19, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. online registration will be live. Please check this page at a later time and/or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be notified when the system is up and ready.

Your child's online registration application is only complete when it has been approved by the school. If you are unable to upload copies of your child’s birth certificate and proof of residency, please bring them to the school office. Other documents, such as custody or guardianship information, will be required by the school office.

Question: Can I still walk in and register my child at the school?
Answer: While parents can still visit the school and ask for help, all registration will be taking place online. For families who cannot access online registration from home, schools will be able to assist.

Kindergarten age

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About our Kindergarten program

Kindergarten is a very important year in a young learner's life.  "Early childhood is a significant period in human development.  Independence, initiative, decision making, creativity, the ability to learn, the ability to relate to others and feelings of self-worth all have their beginnings in early childhood. What young children learn at this stage will have a major impact on successful learning experiences in school, on personal development and on future participation in society" (Alberta Education).

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"We welcome all students!"

The Grande Prairie Public School District is the only district in the Grande Prairie region to offer half day every day (5 days a week) programming and full day (2-3 days a week) programming.  We welcome and accept all students.  Kindergarten in French, English as well as Christian and Montessori programming are offered.

Why should your child attend Kindergarten in Grande Prairie Public School District?

A few things you might like to know about our Kindergarten Programming in Grande Prairie Public School District:

  • Kindergarten is publicly funded.
  • Kindergarten class sizes are smaller than most elementary classrooms so that the individual needs of students can be the focus within the instruction.
  • All students receive effective instruction in literacy and numeracy.
  • Students become ready to read independently because they experience language through talking, listening, watching and interacting.  Stories and books in kindergarten are the backbone of early reading.
  • Students play with numbers while learning foundational skills in number sense and patterning.
  • Children play with language through games, song, rhymes, books and stories.
  • Our Kindergarten teachers are highly skilled at supporting early learning literacy and numeracy.
  • All our programs are well-rounded recognizing and supporting each child's prior knowledge and skills, learning pace, personal traits, interests, goals and preferred learning styles.
  • Students interact with community partners. Guests are invited into the classroom and students are taken on field trips.  Community Partners our students meet are RCMP, GP Fire department, Muskoseepi Park, Local Grocers and more.

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Find your child's designated school (Boundary)

GPPSD designates attendance areas by home address. For more information about each school's boundary, please visit the Boundary page.

Click the following link to check which school your child should attend and if your child is eligible for bussing: Click here.

Kindergarten Program Options

 English Schools

School  Program Option(s)
Alexander Forbes School
7240 Poplar Drive
Phone: 780-532-1365
a.m. or p.m.
Monday to Friday
Aspen Grove School
9720 63 Avenue
Phone: 780-538-3009
​a.m. or p.m.
Monday to Friday
​Avondale School
10226 108 Avenue
Phone: 780-532-3230
​a.m. or p.m.
Monday to Friday
Crystal Park School
​9351 116 Avenue
Phone: 780-539-0333
​a.m. or p.m.
Monday to Friday
Derek Taylor Public School
7321 104A Street
Phone: 780-357-9174
​a.m. or p.m.
Monday to Friday
Hillside Community School
9410 106 Avenue
Phone: 780-532-0743
​a.m. or p.m.
Monday to Friday
​Isabel Campbell Public School
7149 114 Street
Phone: 780-532-7247
​Monday/Wednesday or
Tuesday/Thursday full days
Fridays TBA
​I.V. Macklin Public School
​8876 108 Avenue
Phone: 780-513-3391
​Monday/Wednesday or
Tuesday/Thursday full days
Fridays TBA
Maude Clifford Public School
​9206 Lakeland Drive
Phone: 780-357-3500
​​Monday/Wednesday or
Tuesday/Thursday full days
Fridays TBA
Riverstone Public School
8901 Willow Drive
Phone: 780-532-1321
a.m. or p.m.
Monday to Friday or
Monday/Wednesday or
Tuesday/Thursday full days
Alternating Fridays
Roy Bickell Public School
10410 Royal Oaks Drive
Phone: 780 830-3286
​Monday/Wednesday or
Tuesday/Thursday full days
Fridays TBA
Swanavon School
8908 100 Street
Phone: 780-532-8885
​a.m. or p.m.
Monday to Friday


Schools/Programs of Choice

School Program Option(s)
​​École Montrose
6431 98 Street
Phone: 780-532-8861
​a.m. or p.m.
Monday to Friday or
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday full days
Alternating Fridays
Grande Prairie Christian School
​8202 110 Street
Phone: 780-539-4566
​Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday full days
Fridays TBA
​Parkside Montessori
​9617 91A Avenue
Phone: 780-532-7429
​a.m. or p.m.
Monday to Friday

2019-2020 Kindergarten Brochure

The Early Years

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Lifelong learning begins the moment we are born. The first six years of our lives are a time of unparalleled discovery. We learn about ourselves and the world around us. Our personalities take shape and we begin to lay the foundation of knowledge that will support us as we enter the education system. Acknowledging and recognizing this, GPPSD and Alberta Education are committed to exploring options that provide children with access to early learning opportunities.

Your registration checklist

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  • Complete the online student registration application
  • Proof of age such as a child’s birth certificate or immigration documentation (for newcomers)
  • Your child’s Alberta Health Number
  • Proof of residency for your child (not applicable for schools/programs of choice)
  • Copies of any court orders affecting student
  • Give us a call for help at 780-532-4491

School Fees

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​No Basic Instructional fees are charged to parents except for programs of choice.  Other fees may apply as per Board Policy 16.

Transportation

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Transportation will be provided at no cost to students who qualify because of the distance they live
from school - To be eligible for a bus pass a student in kindergarten to grade 3 must live 1.7 km away or further.
For grades 4 to 12 students must live 2.4 km away or further by the closest travelled public thoroughfare to the
boundary school. Bus pass applications are obtainable from the school attended or online at www.gppsd.ab.ca​​​​​​​

For information, visit Transportation page or contact: Connie Hartel, Transportation Coordinator at: 780-539-7419.