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Late Registration – August 25th 9-12 and 1-4 pm

Student Registration

LATE Registration FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR will take place ON AUGUST 25, 2015

Registration takes place at your neighbourhood school from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Staff will be available in all schools throughout the HRSB at this time.

Check out the HRSB Registration video HERE.

Students will register for English programs at the school serving the area (neighbourhood) in which they reside. Students who live in an area of eligibility for Early French Immersion will register at the French Immersion designated school that serves their neighbourhood.

Primary Program

    • A child must have reached his/her fifth birthday on or before December 31, 2015.
    • Parents/guardians must present the child’s birth certificate, passport, Immigration papers or adoption papers, proof of residency (such as a current utility bill, lease agreement, etc.), health card number and expiry date at the time of registration.
  • Each school will publicize its dates for primary orientation.

Early French Immersion Program (Grade Primary)

    • The Early French Immersion Program is guaranteed to students who live within areas of eligibility of the Halifax Regional School Board.
  • For further information regarding eligibility, click here, access the Home Address Lookup located under “About our Schools” on this website, or contact the principal of your neighbourhood school.

Late French Immersion (Grade Seven)

    • The Late French Immersion Program is guaranteed to students who live within areas of eligibility of the Halifax Regional School Board.
  • For further information regarding eligibility, click here, access the Home Address Lookup feature under “About our Schools” on this website, or contact the principal of your neighbourhood school.

Out of Area Requests

    • Parents/guardians may seek placement for their child in a school outside of the neighbourhood in which they reside under the guidelines of the Student Registration Policy.
    • Parents/guardians may obtain an Out-of-Area Request form at their child’s neighbourhood school. Once completed, parents/guardians must forward the Out-of-Area Request form to the requested school on April 1, 2015 starting at 8:00 a.m.
  • Alternatively, parents/guardians may complete the online Out-of-Area Request form at www.hrsb.ca beginning on April 1, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. The electronic submission is automatically sent to the receiving school. Instructions on completing the online option can be found here.

Early Learning Opportunities Program

    • This program is offered at Harbour View, Joseph Howe, Nelson Whynder, Rockingstone Heights and South Woodside schools.
    • Only children living within the boundaries of these schools, as well as St. Joseph’s – A. McKay, may register for the program. Students living within the boundaries of St. Joseph’s – A. McKay must register for the program at Joseph Howe.
  • To be eligible, a child must have reached his/her fourth birthday on or before December 31, 2015. Out-of-Area requests do not apply for the Early Learning Opportunities program.

frequently asked questions

Why is registration held so early?
Registration is conducted in February. Schools need accurate registration information to ensure appropriate resources are in schools by September.

How do I register my child?
Complete a registration form – print from the list below or pick one up from your local school.

The school will need:

    • proof of residency (current utility bill, lease agreement, etc.)
    • proof of your child’s date of birth (birth certificate, passport, Immigration papers or adoption papers)
  • the completed registration form (including your child’s Nova Scotia Health Card)

How do I know which school my child should attend?
To confirm which school your child should attend, try our Home Address Lookup.

Where can I find more information on my child’s school?

    • You can access the School Finder tool located under the “About our Schools” link on the top of our home page.
    • Click on “Learn More” and then select the school name under the “All Schools” banner.
  • Additional information is also available by choosing: About the Board, scrolling down and clicking “School Administration” under Departments.

What child care options are there?
Several school locations operate EXCEL child care programs.

    • Early registration for current participants (Students enrolled in 2014-2015) in the Before and/or After school program will be held on April 27 through May 3, 2015.
    • General registration for all new program applicants will begin on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 8 am.
  • Priority enrollment will be offered to those applicants enrolling in full-time (5 days per week) Before & After combination programs, where applicable, followed by After school only, and then part-time applicants based on the desired number of days. The date and time applications are received by EXCEL will also be considered when comparing applications with an equal number of day requirements.

For further information regarding the EXCEL Child Care Program, click here.

More Frequently Asked Questions

For additional information concerning registration, you can also contact the principal of your neighbourhood school.


FORMS AND BROCHURES

FORMS

BROCHURES

French Program Information

To view information on our French programs, click here.

external documents

Parents/guardians registering their son/daughter for grade Primary must be 5 years of age on or before December 31, 2015 and show a Birth Certificate verifying this to school personnel.

  • Nova Scotia Birth Certificate Online Application – (link)
  • Application Form to Print and Mail – (link)

2015-2016 School Calendar

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Gallery

We are striving to post student work on the school website as we are restricted by fire regulations posting paper on school walls. Check out the link above GALLERY.

Out of Area Requests

Parents/guardians may seek placement for their child in a school outside of the neighbourhood in which they reside under the guidelines of the Student Registration Policy.

Parents/guardians may obtain an Out-of-Area Request form at their child’s neighbourhood school. Once completed, parents/guardians must forward the Out-of-Area Request form to the requested school on or after April 1, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

Alternatively, parents/guardians may complete the online Out-of-Area Request form below beginning on April 1, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. The electronic submission is automatically sent to the receiving school. Instructions on completing the online option can be found here.

  • I/ we must register at the neighborhood school and complete and “Out of Area Request” form
  • The completed “Out of Area Request” form must be delivered to the receiving school
  • I/ we are responsible for the transportation of the student
  • I/ we understand the transfer is permanent
  • Decisions about Out of Areas will be communicated by June 26t

Registration Information for 2015-2016

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