2019 Kindergarten Open Houses

  Posted: March 11, 2019

Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) invites our school communities to our 2019 Kindergarten Open House and Registration Nights.  We invite you to use this opportunity to visit our schools, tour our classrooms, meet our teachers and register your child. HFCRD is pleased to offer full-day, five-day Kindergarten in every elementary school, and specialized programming for children with disabilities or delays. For more information about our Kindergarten programs, visit our Kindergarten section on our website here https://hfcrd.ab.ca/parents-students/kindergarten.

To be eligible for Kindergarten in September 2019, your child must be five years of age by December 31, 2019.  Please contact your HFCRD school for further information.

Download our registration form here.

St. Andrew’s School
Tuesday, April 2th 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Parent Information Sessions at 6:00pm & 7:00pm!
4617 – 53 Ave, High Prairie
(780) 523 – 4595

Good Shepherd School
Wednesday April 10th  10:00am – 3:00pm & 5:00pm – 7:00pm
9810 – 71st Ave, Peace River
(780) 624 – 3432
More details about the Good Shepherd Pre-Kindergarten Early Intervention Program coming soon!

Rosary School
Wednesday April 10th 6:00 – 8:00pm
505 River St SE, Manning
(780) 836 – 3625

St. Stephen’s School
Thursday April 11th 6:30 – 7:30pm
4301 – 51 Ave, Valleyview
(780) 524 – 3562

École Providence School
Kindergarten Open House and Family Fun Night!
Thursday April 25th 5:00pm – 7:00pm
3 Ave NW, McLennan
(780) 324 – 3832

Holy Family School
Tuesday April 16th  6:00 – 7:00pm
4412-50th St A, Grimshaw
(780) 332 – 4550

To learn more about our Kindergarten program, please visit our new Kindergarten section on our website!

Full-Time Kindergarten

In 2015, the HFCRD Board of Trustees was proud to approve full-day, five-day Kindergarten in every HFCRD elementary school.  After seeing positive results with the existing full time Kindergarten programming, the Board felt providing the same opportunities for all students was a priority.  This change in programming provides a stronger foundation in literacy and numeracy, which are very important in a child’s formative years, and better prepares students for elementary school.

Faith-Centered Family Environment

HFCRD schools provide a faith-centered environment that includes daily prayer, regular school masses, Religion classes and infusion of our faith throughout each school.  HFCRD staff demonstrate Christ-like behaviour, and show respect and dignity for students, staff and community members.  We believe in teaching the whole child – in mind, body and soul.  Community members are encouraged to tour our schools.  Many guests say they can feel the family atmosphere within minutes of entering the school.

Focus on Literacy

To develop confident and skilled readers, HFCRD schools place a strong emphasis on literacy in the formative years.  Every elementary student undergoes Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) testing three times each school year.  This simple test provides teachers with information about each student’s reading progress in areas including phonological awareness, word decoding, comprehension, and fluency. Throughout the year teachers can use this data to implement specific strategies to help students in areas that they struggle and reinforce areas where they show strength.  As the year progresses, we can monitor each student’s growth as they continuously improve their literacy skills.