THURSDAY, JAN. 6, 2022
Elementary schools across Grand Erie are ready to welcome the newest class of young learners next September, with Kindergarten registration now open. Parents of children who will be four years old by the end of 2022 will want to note timelines and required information to ensure a seamless start to their child’s schooling in September.
"Kindergarten lays the foundation for future success by building literacy and numeracy skills, promoting social and emotional development, and allowing children to explore, work together and contribute," said JoAnna Roberto, Director of Education. "As a result, children become confident, involved learners with a strong sense of who they are in the world."
"Kindergarten lays the foundation for future success by building literacy and numeracy skills, promoting social and emotional development, and allowing children to explore, work together and contribute."
Parents of soon-to-be Kindergarten students can visit Grand Erie’s Kindergarten Registration page for more details about the process. This includes finding their child’s home school, which documents are required for registration, transportation information, community resources, and before-and-after-school programs.
“We are ready and excited to welcome the next generation of students to experience the culture of learning, well-being and belonging we are striving to create across all of our schools," said Susan Gibson, Chair of Grand Erie District School Board. "Grand Erie is a great place to start your child’s educational adventure.”
Parents interested in Grand Erie’s French Immersion program have until Friday, February 4 to apply to be eligible for a spot through a randomized selection process. New students who currently have a sibling in the program are guaranteed a spot, however, registration is still required.
Grand Erie District School Board represents more than 25,000 students in 58 elementary schools and 14 secondary schools within the City of Brantford and the counties of Brant, Haldimand, and Norfolk as well as students from Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. With a dedicated staff of more than 2,500, Grand Erie is committed to learning, leading and inspiring.
Did you know our school is an eco-school? Well we are, and that means that our school is making efforts every day to stay green. Some of the things our energy efficiency group is doing include implementing eco-friendly browsers, starting lights out lunches every Monday and Friday, creating signs for lights and monitors, and adding important information to our school website about being eco-friendly. We're also having a fun sweater day where we’re lowering the temperature of the school by two degrees and we will all wear sweaters. We’re also adding Ecosia to all our browsers. Ecosia is a company that plants a tree for every forty-five searches on the internet. Students are also making fifteen signs and posting them around the school, to remind people to turn off lights and monitors. Sweater day will be held on the 29th of November, and the 16th and 17th of December. Remember to check the school website for more cool information about how we are going eco-friendly, and the steps to become a platinum school, and to watch a video about implementing eco-friendly habits. Always remember to stay green!
The Energy Efficiency Team of École Confédération