Kindergarten Registration: Jan. 29 – Feb. 2, 2018


Kindergarten registration for French Immersion Schools & the Nature School runs from January 21 - 25, 2019 and from January 28 - February 1, 2019 for Neighbourhood Schools!

The Cowichan Valley School District welcomes new Kindergarten students for the 2019-20 school year!

Any child who will be five (5) years of age on or before Dec. 31, 2019 may register at their neighbourhood school. Please use the school locator tool ( or call 250-748-0321 to identify your school.

Parents/guardians, please bring a Canadian Birth Certificate or Canadian Passport, and proof of residency (such as a BC Services Card). Any students without Canadian documents and/or proof of B.C. residency will be redirected to the Principal of International Education located at Cowichan Secondary school.

Here is what you need to know:

  • Kindergarten registrations will be accepted from families living within a school’s catchment area, and from families whose older child(ren) will be continuing at the school with out-of-area approval.
  • Any family wishing to register their children at a different school may apply to do so using an out-of-attendance area request form available at the school. As per District Policy 3309, first preference for registration will be given to those children who reside in the school catchment.
  • Parents with questions about a full day Kindergarten program should speak to the school Principal about their child’s needs.
  • New families from Honeymoon Bay, Mesachie Lake, and Youbou will register at Palsson Elementary.
  • New families from Thetis Island will register at Chemainus Elementary Community School.
  • French Immersion registration will take place at École Mount Prevost and École Cobble Hill. If registration demand exceeds available program space, a district-supervised lottery will be held.

Registration will take place at your neighbourhood school during regular office hours from Jan. 28 – Feb. 1, 2019.

For more information on Kindergarten registration (including more details about French Immersion registration) please visit:

Be sure to listen to this year’s radio ad (featuring some of our SD 79 kids) for Kindergarten registration: