Kindergarten is the start of an exciting adventure for your child and we are happy to welcome you to the Kamloops/Thompson School District. We know that your child will have a full year of exciting learning experiences.
To qualify for school enrollment, a child must reach the age of five years of age prior to December 31st of the first year of attendance as per Section 3 of the School Act.
Download and print the Student Enrollment Form. (**This form must be printed on legal size paper.)
Bring the completed form and the following required documents to your catchment school:
If you are unable to print the Student Enrollment Form, it is available at all schools and can be filled out at the school.
Children’s physical health is an important part of their learning and development. Before school starts in September, please help your child by making sure he/she has had his/her:
You can contact your family doctor or the local Health Unit (250 851 7300) for more information.
Please take a few minutes to read the Parent Letter from Interior Health.
Entering the school system for the first time is a big step in your child’s life, as well as in yours. Your child’s feeling of excitement about the new experience may conflict with the fear of leaving you for an unfamiliar place. Gradual entry has been set up for the beginning of the school year. To help alleviate some of this concern and anxiety, a Gradual Entry process has been set up for the beginning of the school year.
The Gradual Entry process includes:
We want children to have a smooth transition and positive start-up to their schooling experience. The process of Gradual Entry:
We understand that Gradual Entry may be somewhat challenging for families. Thank you for supporting your child during this transition to school. Creating a positive beginning is important for each child.
The Importance of Play
During your child’s Kindergarten year you will see children engaged in many different play activities. Play is a child’s work; their way of learning. Through their play, children develop sensory motor control, eye-hand coordination and problem solving skills. Physical, social, intellectual, and emotional development are enhanced through play.
Research has shown that play:
Ways Children Learn
In Kindergarten classrooms you will see children learning:
Supporting Your Child
You can support your child’s Kindergarten experience by: