​When a Child Can Begin Kindergarten

Use our Kindergarten calculator to see when your child is eligible to attend Kindergarten.

2020: Children can start kindergarten in the fall of 2020 if they turn 5 years old on or before Dec. 31, 2020. This change is the result of amendments to the School Act made by the provincial government in Dec. 2017 that requires a common age of entry for all Alberta school boards effective for the 2020-21 school year.

Note: If your child is born between Jan. 1 and Mar. 1 2016 they will be eligible to start kindergarten in 2021.​

Note: your child must start Grade 1 if they are six years of age or older on Sep. 1.

When to Register for Kindergarten

Registration for the 2020-21 school year will begin on Jan. 20, 2020 for traditional calendar schools such as ours.

How to Register

Registration Steps During a Health Emergency

  1. Print and complete the Student Registration Form - Dependent Student including signatures, then scan or photograph a copy of the form and save it as a PDF.
    If you do not have access to a printer, complete the form (without signatures) and attach it as a PDF to an email with one of these statements:
    • “I declare that I am of the Roman Catholic Faith” or “I declare that I am not of the Roman Catholic Faith”, and
    • “I hereby represent that I have the legal authority to register the person named on the attached registration form. I declare the information that I have provided on this form is complete and accurate. I will immediately notify the school of any changes to the information on this form.”
  2. Scan a copy or take a photo of the child's proof of age and legal name document (e.g., birth certificate, passport, court document).
  3. Email the school and attach the registration form and the proof of age and legal name document.
    Use our find a school tool to determine your designated school.
    To find the email address of a school:
    • Find the school in the School Directory;
    • Click on the school name; and
    • copy the email address.
  4. The school will conditionally register the child providing the address is within the school’s designated boundaries and the student is age appropriate for the school.
    Once the health emergency is over, the school will email the parent / legal guardian who completed the form and ask that they bring the following documents to the school for verification purposes during the school office hours:
    • proof of address document with the parent’s / legal guardian’s / independent student’s name (e.g., utility bill, bank statement, income tax statement, federal correspondence, property tax assessment)
    • original of proof of age and legal name document which the school will compare to the emailed document
    • photo ID of the person who completed the form to verify their identity.

If you have questions, please contact the school you are registering at directly.

Note: If your child is not a Canadian citizen, please call 403-817-7789 to make an appointment to register at the CBE Welcome Centre (1221 - 8 Street SW).

More information on kindergarten can be found on our kindergarten webpage.

Once your school has registered the student, you will be able to create a MyCBE / PowerSchool account. This online account lets you register for services and pay fees.

My 1st Ride

The CBE offers a free school bus orientation for first-time riders and their parents/guardians, called My 1st Ride.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Auburn Bay Kindergarten Registration 

Welcome to Auburn Bay School.

Parents do not need to line up on the first day of kindergarten registration. Parents are free to register anyday between January 20th and February 11th to be included in the lottery.

Registration is NOT first come first served.

In order to register your child the following documents are needed:

  1. Original Proof of Birth (Birth Certificate, Passport, Permanent Residency Card etc)
  2. Original Proof of Residence - Document must be issued within the past 90 days: Driver's License, Sale Agreement, Power Bill, Child Tax Credit.  Rental agreements are only accepted with another proof of address.  Parents or Legal Guardians must register and the parent/legal guardian primary residence must be in Auburn Bay or Seton.  

Auburn Bay School is projected to be over capacity again.  The school will not be able to accommodate all students who live in Auburn Bay/Seton.  The CBE lottery process will determine which students will attend Auburn Bay School and which students will attend our overflow school Andrew Sibbald.

To be included in the lottery on Feb. 12, 2020, all kindergarten registrations must be received by 12:00 noon on Feb. 12, 2020.

The office hours for registration are:

  • 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM Monday to Thursday
  • 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM on Fridays

We would appreciate it if you could come during these times as the office is very busy before 8:30 and after school.

Kindergarten

Auburn Bay Kindergarten Registration 

Welcome to Auburn Bay School.

Parents do not need to line up on the first day of kindergarten registration. Parents are free to register anyday between January 20th and February 11th to be included in the lottery.

Registration is NOT first come first served.

In order to register your child the following documents are needed:

  1. Original Proof of Birth (Birth Certificate, Passport, Permanent Residency Card etc)
  2. Original Proof of Residence - Document must be issued within the past 90 days: Driver's License, Sale Agreement, Power Bill, Child Tax Credit.  Rental agreements are only accepted with another proof of address.  Parents or Legal Guardians must register and the parent/legal guardian primary residence must be in Auburn Bay or Seton.  

Auburn Bay School is projected to be over capacity again.  The school will not be able to accommodate all students who live in Auburn Bay/Seton.  The CBE lottery process will determine which students will attend Auburn Bay School and which students will attend our overflow school Andrew Sibbald.

To be included in the lottery on Feb. 12, 2020, all kindergarten registrations must be received by 12:00 noon on Feb. 12, 2020.

The office hours for registration are:

  • 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM Monday to Thursday
  • 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM on Fridays

We would appreciate it if you could come during these times as the office is very busy before 8:30 and after school.

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