Kindergarten 2024 Gradual Entry

Friday, September 6th to Wednesday, September 11th

Students will know on Wednesday before they go home who their teacher will be and will be able to start in that class on Thursday morning.
Teachers will be making name tags for the students for their first couple of days of school. We would like to use your child’s preferred name. If your child goes by a different name than their legal name on their registration, please email us directly to let us know at

Throughout the year, students will be given opportunities to do some learning on iPads. Along with the attached school supplies list, please also send in a set of over the ear headphones with an auxiliary cord (please no bluetooth or in ear headphones). The headphones should be labeled with your child’s name and put into a large Ziploc bag (also with your child’s name).

Hans Helgesen PAC Info

Kindergarten Supply List

Your first days at school will be:

Friday, September 6th – 1:30 -2:30 (all children attend for one hour)
Monday, September 9th – 8:30 – 11:30 (please pack a recess snack)

Tuesday, September 10th – 12:30 – 2:30 (please pack a small snack)
Wednesday, September 11th – 8:30 – 2:38 (recess snack and lunch)

*Children will be met by teachers outside the school entrance in the morning and met by families at the side exit in the afternoon. Limited parent parking is available in the lower lot.

Ready Set Learn

We are excited to welcome our new Kindergarten students for September 2023 to participate in some Ready Set Learn events taking place at Hans Helgesen.   Please click on the link below for more information.

Ready Set Learn Parent Letter 

2023/24 Registration

French Immersion & Nature Kindergarten: January 9-13, 2023. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. on January 9 and closes at 3:00 p.m. on January 13. 

Regular Kindergarten: January 23-27, 2023. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. on January 23 and closes at 3:00 p.m. on January 27. A lottery will take place for schools that have more registrations than seats. You can still register for kindergarten after this time period, your child(ren) will be placed at a school will available kindergarten seats after the lottery has been completed.

Documentation requirements

Please take a look at our Registration Guide to make sure you have the required documents ready to upload during registration. Registration will be incomplete until all documents are uploaded.

Registration Checklist for parents/guardians. Download or print a copy of this form so you are familiar with the documentation you are required to upload during the registration process.

How to register:

1. Read the Registration Guide to make sure you have the required documents ready to upload during registration. Students will not be officially registered until all documentation is uploaded.

Uploading Documents: Don’t have a scanner? Please provide CLEAR photos of the documents. If the document cannot be read clearly, it will not be accepted.

2. Online at


For more information about kindergarten, please visit BC Ministry of Education – Full Day Kindergarten.