Sacred Heart
Wellington Catholic District School Board
IB PYP Candidate School
Registration

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REGISTRATION AND ADMISSION PROCESS FOR

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME (IB PYP)


 

Families that are interested in registering their child/children may complete the registration forms below and submit them to Ms. Lewin at the school office.  For the 2018-19 school year, we are at capacity in K, Grades 1, 2 and 3. 

For the 2019-20 School Year:

  • Registration closed on Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 4:00pm

  • A random selection process will be used, if required

  • Notification of admission will take place by Thursday, February 28, 2019 with parent confirmation required by March 5, 2019.  

  • We are at capacity for September 2019 for the following grades: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3. You may submit registration for your child to be put on a waitlist and be considered if a space opens in one of these grades.
  • Registration for students who will be in Grades 4-8 in September 2019 will still be accepted


 

Registration Process

Please follow the steps outlined in this LINK to complete the registration process.  The registration form and supporting documentation are to be submitted in person at Sacred Heart Catholic School Guelph (125 Huron St. Guelph N1E 5L5) before the deadline.  Please note that the registration forms and documents required are the same for all grades.

 

For families in which the registering student or a parent are not baptized Roman Catholic, an interview with the principal is required as part of the registration process.  Please see the Frequently Asked Questions below for more information.


  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Will transportation be available for students outside the Sacred Heart Guelph boundary?

No.  Transportation is not available to students who reside outside the Sacred Heart Guelph boundary. Transportation to and from Sacred Heart Guelph for students outside the Sacred Heart Guelph boundary is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. 


Is before/after school care available?

Y​es.  Limited space is available for before and after school care for students at Sacred Heart Guelph. Information about the before/after school program is available on the board or school website.
 

Are class sizes smaller because of the IB Primary Years Programme?

Class sizes follow Ministry of Education requirements.  

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What is the selection process for the IB PYP?

Selection for the IB Primary Years Programme is offered in three stages according to the Wellington Catholic District School Board Admission policies and aligned with the mandate of Catholic education:

Stage 1:  

New Catholic students residing within the Sacred Heart Catholic School, Guelph boundary not currently enrolled at Sacred Heart Catholic School, Guelph.

Stage 2:  

Existing Wellington Catholic students residing outside the Sacred Heart Catholic School, Guelph boundary.

New Catholic students residing outside the Sacred Heart Catholic School, Guelph boundary.

Stage 3:  

New non-Catholic students not enrolled at Wellington Catholic schools.

Should spots be available beyond the stage 1 selection (see above), a random selection process is initiated beginning with students in stage 2.  In order to ensure equity of access, siblings are not given preference.

Registration must be completed by the deadline to be considered for the IB PYP. Consideration is NOT prioritized on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Should capacity be reached, students in the Sacred Heart Guelph boundary registered after the deadline, are redirected to Holy Rosary Catholic School, which does not offer IB.​​


 What if we live in the Sacred Heart Guelph boundary and miss the deadline?

All interested families ​should contact our school secretary Ms. Lewin.  If spaces are available, families will be able to register students.   Should capacity be reached, students in the Sacred Heart Guelph boundary registered after the deadline will be redirected to Holy Rosary Catholic School, which does not offer IB.  Transportation will be available according to the eligibility criteria in the Pupil Transportation Policy (R.BSS.E.1)

Can a student with no experience in the IB PYP attend the IB Diploma Programme at Bishop Macdonell when they reach secondary school?

​Yes. The PYP is not a prerequisite for the IB Diploma Programme so there is no need for a student to attend the PYP in order to attend the Diploma Programme in secondary school. Families can contact Bishop Macdonell for information regarding the Diploma Programme.  

​What if we are not Catholic?

The process for admission of students is outlined in section 2.4 of the Admission of Students to Wellington Catholic Policy/Regulation R.SMW.B.1.  The school principal can support you with this process. 

What if we live in the Sacred Heart Guelph boundary and do not want our child to participate in the IB PYP at Sacred Heart?

Those families who live in the Sacred Heart boundary and would prefer that their child attend a traditional program have the option to attend Holy Rosary Catholic School.
 

Do we need to complete an out of boundary request form if we do not reside within the Sacred Heart Guelph boundary?

No.  IB PYP is a district program so students registering in the IB PYP residing outside the Sacred Heart Guelph boundary do not need to complete an out of boundary request form.

We require support with the registration process.  Is there anyone that can assist?

Yes! Please ask for assistance at the school or use the email/phone number below.
 

Is there any information available online regarding IB PYP?

Yes.  Please visit www.ibo.org

What if we still have questions?  Is there anyone that can help us?

Yes.  Please call the school at 519-824-2751 or email the principal, Ms. De Francesco at nicole.defrancesco@wellingtoncdsb.ca

​​If you would like a tour, please contact the IB Resource Teacher, Ms. Finoro​ at natasha.finoro@wellingtoncdsb.ca

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