Good Shepherd is pleased to offer full-day 5-day kindergarten programming in both English and French Immersion. We also offer flexible programming for parents who want their children to attend less than 5 full days. At Good Shepherd School, we believe in the importance of student-teacher interaction in the early grades. In the 2017-2018 year, our class sizes were 13, 14, and 17 in our 3 ECS classrooms. Our focus is on play-based learning, and students learn numeracy and literacy skills through games, artwork, singing, stories, and through the use of technology. Our Kindergarten students receive music lessons every week from our well-qualified music teachers, and get the opportunity to skate in the winter, and walk to the pool to go swimming.
At Good Shepherd, our teachers show Jesus' love every day, and we also share stories from the Bible. Students do not have to be Catholic to attend Good Shepherd School, but are expected to participate in our daily prayers.
To enroll in Kindergarten, students must reach the age of 5 by December 31 of the year they start school. Students with special needs who are eligible for Program Unit Funding may be admitted before their kindergarten year.
From Alberta Education:
Program Unit Funding (PUF)
Program Unit Funding (PUF), in addition to Base Instruction Funding, is available to approved ECS operators and school authorities for young children who are 2 years 8 months and less than 6 years of age by September 1, and who have been identified with a severe disability/delay. Children are eligible for up to three years of ECS funded programming, depending on age, severity of the disability/delay and its impact on the child’s ability to function within an ECS program. The Standards for the Provision of Early Childhood Special Education apply to children who meet the eligibility criteria for special education programming.
For more information on Alberta's Early Childhood Services, click here.
If you have any questions, would like to register your son or daughter for kindergarten, or would like a tour of our school, please stop by during school hours, or call the school at (780) 624-3432