Kindergarten Registration

We're delighted that you have chosen to join the Wellington Catholic District School Board family!

Online Registration Form:

The Kindergarten program is a two ­year experience that builds community and provides rich and inclusive learning for all children. The purpose of the program is to establish a strong foundation for learning in the early years, and to do so in a safe and caring play ­based learning environment. It is designed to help children build on their prior knowledge and experiences, form concepts, acquire foundational skills, and form positive attitudes towards learning. In addition, it lays the foundation for children's success throughout their school years.

We are committed to places of learning that are safe, caring and inclusive. Our Catholic schools are founded on a commitment to high standards for achievement, the faith formation of our students and the care for the holistic needs of your child: body, mind spirit. We are a community that inspires excellence.  Our staff look forward to working with your child to ignite the divine spark, natural curiosity, and the God-given strengths in each one of them.

Welcome to Kindergarten - A Guide for Parents

إذا كنت بحاجة إلى مساعدة في عملية التسجيل في رياض الالطفال بلغتك الام، فيرجى الاتصال بخدمات المهاجرين جويلف ولينجتون –
على 0783 - 332 - 226.

Kung kailangan ninyo ng tulong sa proseso ng pagpaparehistro sa Kindergarten gamit ang inyong sariling wika, mangyaring makipag-ugnayan sa Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington sa 226-332-0783.

Tigrinya: ምዝገባ ናይ መዋእለ ህጻናት ብቋንቋኹም ምምዝጋብ ምስ እትደልዩ በዚ ዝስዕብ ቁጽሪ ናብ ኢሚግራንት ሰርቪስ ጉወሊፍ ወሊንግቶን ምድዋል ትኽእሉ 226-332-0783 .

Amharic: በኪንደርጋርተን ምዝገባ ሂደት በቋንቋዎ እገዛ ከፈለጉ እባክዎን የስደተኛ አገልግሎቶችን ጉኤልፍ-ዌሊንግተንን በ226-332-0783 ያነጋግሩ ፡፡

Vietnamese: Nếu quý vị cần giúp đỡ cho việc ghi danh học lớp Mẫu giáo bằng ngôn ngữ của riêng mình, xin gọi cơ quan Dịch vụ Di Dân vùng Guelph-Wellington ở số 226-332-0783.

Spanish: Si usted necesita ayuda en su idioma para matricular a su hijo en el grado escolar Jardin de Infantes, por favor póngase en contacto con Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington al 226-332-0783.

We are here to help you during the Kindergarten registration process every step of the way! To help support you through this, we have put together a step-by-step guide. As always, for any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to administration at your local elementary school. A full list of contact information can be found here.
Step 1: Determine Age Eligibility to Attend School
Children who will be 4 years old by December 31st of this year are eligible to attend Year 1 Kindergarten. Children who will be 5 years old by December 31st of this year are eligible to attend Year 2 Kindergarten.

Step 2: Determine Your Local School and Transportation Eligibility
To determine the location of your school and determine eligibility for transportation, visit www.findmys​ and follow these steps:

  1. Click on "Which school do I attend?"
  2. Enter your house number, street and city.
  3. Beside "Board", select Wellington Catholic District School Board.
  4. Beside "Grade", select JK for Junior Kindergarten, SK for Senior Kindergarten.
  5. Click Submit button.
  6. To confirm eligibility for Transportation, select "View Transportation Eligibility"​
      Please note: Busing is provided by Wellington-Dufferin Student Transportation Services (
      ). Children are bussed based on their grade and the distance they live from their home school. The maximum walking distance for a child in Junior Kindergarten to grade 1 is 1.6 km. Bus information will be provided to parents of new Kindergarten students by mail approximately two weeks before the first day of school by the Wellington-Dufferin Student Transportation Services.

Step 3: Are you Catholic?
If you or your child have been baptized Catholic, please proceed to Step 4.

If your child is not baptized and both parents are non-Catholic please contact the school administration of the school where you wish to register.  (For more information regarding student admissions, please see the following board policy: Admission of Students to the Wellington Catholic School.pdf)


Step 4: Registration of the New Student

To register a new student, we encourage you to use our easy online student registration form. Please click here to complete the online student registration form. A paper copy of the registration form is also available through schools. Or by clicking here: WCDSB Elementary Registration Form.pdf

Please note: By completing the online registration your child(ren)'s form will be reviewed by school staff and an email will be sent confirming their acceptance.

​Sacred Heart IB PYP School Registration: For information about registering at Sacred Heart - Guelph's school site in the only International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) offered within Guelph and Wellington County, please click here.  There are limited program spaces available for IB PYP so a random selection process will be used if registration during the open period exceeds the number of spaces available.​ We ask that if you are interested in learning more please reach out to Sacred Heart - Guelph for more information.

Step 5: Please complete the following documents required for registration and bring them to the school. 
The following documents need to be provided to the school before registration can be completed:

  • Proof of Age (e.g., Child's birth certificate, passport, or immigration document)
  • Proof of Address (e.g., government document, mortgage or rental agreement, hydro bill, credit card statement)
  • Parent or child(ren) baptismal certificate (See Step 3)

If Applicable:

  • Custody Documents
  • School Records (Report cards, IEPs, Student transcripts)
  • Proof of Tax Support for any new families (i.e. most recent tax bill)
Additional Forms and Information
Please note: Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Immunization - Must be completed through WDG Public Health prior to registering.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I know which school I am supposed to attend?
A: For information about school attendance areas please visit:
Q: What if I would like my child to go to a different school?
A: School attendance areas have defined boundaries. Information about requests for consideration of out of boundary requests, can be found at:
Q: Before and After School Programs. Where can I get more information about these?
A: Most of our schools run Before and After School Programs. For a full listing and additional information, please visit:
Q: We are interested in the International Baccalaureate Program at Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School. How do I get more information?
A: Visit:
Q: I have completed the online registration Application for Enrollment form. Is my child registered?
A: Not yet.  You have completed the pre-registration form. You will receive follow-up e-mails with information about creating a Parent Portal login for PowerSchool to complete the process. You will also need to contact the school to submit the required documentation. If you did not receive the follow-up e-mail or are having any difficulties, please contact the school for assistance.
Q: I have a PowerSchool Parent account because I have other children in Wellington Catholic and I have used this to book my parent-teacher interviews.  Do I need to create another account?
A: Once you have completed the Application for Enrollment Form, you will receive information which will allow you to use your existing PowerSchool Parent Portal information. You will be able to add your child to your list.
Q: I have created a PowerSchool Parent account but I have lost my login credentials. What should I do?
A: There is a login and password retrieval tool in PowerSchool to help you with this.
Q: I finished completing my information in PowerSchool. What do I do next?
A: Please submit the necessary documentation to the school via email. (e.g. Birth Certificate, proof of address, etc.). A list of required documents can be found through the step by step process above.
Q: Where do I report immunizations?
A: Schools no longer accept immunization records. To report your immunizations, please see visit WDG Public Health:
Q: Who should I contact if I am having difficulty with the registration?
A: The secretary and principal of your home school can be a great support to you if you have any questions about registering. Call them today for assistance and additional information.
​If you require any assistance with the registration process, please contact your local school or the Wellington Catholic District School Board at (519) 821-4600.​