Sacred Heart School welcomes Kindergarten registrants
Tim Brody - Associate Editor
Last week was Kindergarten registration week at Sacred Heart School. The school invited parents and families to bring their soon-to-be Kindergarten children to visit the school on March 1.
“All week is Kindergarten registration, but today we also have an open house where we have all four of our Kindergarten classes open so that parents and children can go in and experience the program, experience what an inquiry based classroom looks like, sounds like, smells like,” explained SHS vice-principal Kim Savoie.
“I just brought one of our new students for next year down and he was able to play with snow in the classroom because they’re doing an inquiry on Antarctica, so he was able to see what that looked like.”
“It’s been very busy. Lots of excited children coming into the school. Parents excited; a little nervous to see their young ones going off in the fall,” Savoie shared.
Approximately 70 students are currently enrolled in Kindergarten classes at Sacred Heart School.
The school offers two English and two French Immersion Kindergarten classes.
“Both of our programs are excellent programs and they are both inquiry based, play based learning that focuses in on the early years,” Savoie said.
She noted, “In May, during Catholic Education Week, we’re inviting all the families and children back for an evening welcome to Kindergarten event and at that time they’ll have the opportunity to visit classrooms again. At that point in time we’ll go through a few things on how parents and families can prepare for the upcoming school year in the fall, such as what type of lunch kit might work best, labeling clothes, all those little details that are important to a successful start.”
The new school year at Sacred Heart will start September 5.