Registration

 
 
REGISTRATION AND ADMISSION PROCESS FOR
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC SCHOOL GUELPH 
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME (IB PYP) CANDIDATE SCHOOL
 
We are currently at capacity in SK, Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3. We have some spots available in JK, and Grades 4-8. You may choose to put your child on a waitlist for a grade that is currently at capacity. For families that are considering registering their child for JK in the fall, it is very important to register as soon as possible because we are planning for September. Registrations will be taken on a first come first served basis until we have reached capacity.

 

Registration Forms

For JK registration, please follow the steps outlined in this Kindergarten LINK to complete the registration process.           
For registration for Grades 4-8, please follow the steps on this link to complete the registration process.   

The registration form and supporting documentation can be submitted online.  Please note that the registration forms and documents required are the same for all grades.  If you have any questions about the registration process, please e-mail our secretary, Ms. Lewin at shelly.lewin@wellingtoncdsb.ca

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

INFORMATION FOR JK FAMILIES REGISTERED FOR 2020

Thank you for registering your JK child at Sacred Heart Catholic School - International Baccalaureate Candidate School.  Typically, our school holds an information evening for the families of students registered for JK (Kindergarten Year 1) in May or June.   Due to COVID-19, we were unable to hold the information meeting.  Instead, we are posting the information from the slideshow here.  Click Sacred Heart Guelph JK Ready for School Night to learn more about our program and to get some tips for September.  In a typical year, our JK students participate in a staggered entry; they are scheduled for two short visits to the classroom before starting full days.  With the pandemic, we are waiting for the Ministry of Education to provide direction for new school year.  We will be updating families with the status of school opening as the information becomes available.

 
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?

No.  Class sizes follow Ministry of Education requirements.  

 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.  An interview with the principal is required.  Please e-mail our secretary, Ms. Lewin at shelly.lewin@wellingtoncdsb.ca to make arrangements.

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 from our school secretary, Ms. Lewin at the school, call 519-824-2751 or e-mail shelly.lewin@wellingtoncdsb.ca

Is there any information available online regarding IB PYP?

Yes.  For information specific to our school, please visit our pages IB PYP and About.  For general information about the  IB Primary Years Programme, please visit https://ibo.org/programmes/primary-years-programme/www.ibo.org

What if we still have questions about the Primary Years Programme?  Is there anyone that can help us?

Yes.  Please call the school at 519-824-2751 or email our IB Resource Teacher, Ms. Finoro​ at natasha.finoro@wellingtoncdsb.ca  Tours can also be arranged through Ms. Finoro.

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