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Kindergarten registration starts on November 1st

All Kindergarten applicants are required to submit an application to their English catchment elementary school. This includes families who wish to apply for choice programs (e.g., French Immersion) and/or a cross boundary placement.

The priority registration period for Kindergarten opens on Monday November 1st and closes at 4 pm on Tuesday Jan 31st. Students who submit an application within this priority period will be accommodated prior to late applicants.

McBride Annex is experiencing an increase in the number of students living within our catchment area who want to attend McBride Annex. Since 2016, the Vancouver School Board has designated McBride Annex as a ‘full’ school. Expect this to be so 2018-19 registration. As a school designated as ‘full’ please note the following:

Kindergarten Registrations Received Between November 1st and January 31st:

  1. In-catchment Kindergarten registrants who have a sibling who is currently attending and who will continue to attend McBride Annex next year will be enrolled first.
  2. The names of all other in-catchment registrants will be entered in a random draw for the remaining Kindergarten spaces.
  3. Students who cannot be accommodated will be placed on a waitlist in the order in which their name is drawn.

It is important that you register your child for Kindergarten between November 1st and January 31st.

Kindergarten Registrations Received AFTER January 1st:

All in-catchment Kindergarten registrations received on or after February 1st will be added to the existing waitlist by date and time of application. There will be no priority given to registrants with siblings on or after February 1st.  Out-of-catchment kids can register on February 1st until February 28th.  Catchment maps and school locator.

What happens if the school cannot accommodate all in-catchment Kindergarten applicants?

In the event that the school is unable to accommodate all in-catchment Kindergarten registrations for the 2018-19 school year, the district will identify an alternate school placement for these students. Students who are placed at an alternate school location will be offered a space, when one becomes available, back at McBride Annex based on their numbered order on the waitlist.

When registering your child please bring:

  1. Proof of residence in Vancouver (Tax Assessment/Rental Agreement)
  2. Child’s birth certificate
  3. Immunization records/Care Card

For more information on Kindergarten registration please visit:

Cross Boundary Applications:

Due to the large number of in-catchment kindergarten students it is very unlikely that McBride Annex will be able to approve any cross boundary applications, including those from students with siblings already attending, for the 2017-18 school year.

Cross boundary applications received will be waitlisted until the end of June, at the earliest, in order to ensure all in-catchment registrants can be accommodated. In the unlikely event we are able to enroll a small number of cross boundary students, those who have siblings already attending (who will be attending concurrently) will be enrolled first.

The cross boundary application process opens on February 1st and closes on February 28th. No early or late applications will be accepted. Please note cross boundary applications within equivalent groupings will be accepted by draw not by date and time of application.

Should you have any concerns or questions please contact Ms. Thompson, Vice Principal of McBride Annex.


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