Kindergarten at St. Nicholas Catholic School is a faith filled program that nurtures your child’s sense of well being and belonging to a caring, compassionate learning community.
Independence, initiative, decision making, creativity, the ability to learn, relationships and feelings of self-worth - all have their beginnings in early childhood. We believe that each child is unique and, together with parents as our partners, we build upon children's natural curiosity and spontaneity, encouraging and supporting them as they take their first step into school.
Children will explore nature, people, places, and objects as well as print, stories, numbers, shapes, and patterns. Through this they will develop a sense of being together, communication, early literacy, physical skills and well being, personal and social responsibility, Mathematics, as they will explore their environment and community.
St. Nicholas is proud to offer both English & Ukrainian Bilingual Kindergarten Programs. For more information about our Ukrainian Bilingual Program, please visit our "Ukrainian Bilingual" page (in our Program Section).
What parents need to know about Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 School Year:
Age of Entry: 5 years old on or before
December 31, 2023 (born in 2018)
1. Kindergarten is full days 8:35am to 3:14pm (Doors open at 8:30am)
- ECS EnglishTuesday/Thursday/some Friday’s
- ECS Ukrainian Bilingual Monday/Wednesday/some Friday’s
*Visit our "Calendar Section" for our Kindergarten Friday schedule
2. Complete the registration form on-line (Registration opens Feb. 1, 2023)
To register for Kindergarten at St. Nicholas, please create an account on School Engage and log into the following portal:https://eics.schoolengage.ca/#/login
https://www.eics.ab.ca/parents-and-students/school-registration(please include a copy of your child’s Birth Certificate) if you are new to the division.
3. Your child’s first day of school will begin the week of September 5th-8th with orientation.
4. Student busing may also be requested on-line at https://www.eics.ab.ca/transportation
Bus Registration is online, please click the link https://www.eics.ab.ca/transportation .
The First Ride Program is a great way for the first time school bus rider to learn the ins and outs of riding a school bus safely.
· Meet the bus drivers
· See a short safety video
· Learn bus safety
· Learn what “transferring” means
· Parent and student take a short ride on a school bus.
Date: TBD – students will be advised in July via
Email or Synervoice of the exact date in August.
No RSVP required: First Ride Program is Free to EICS Students
You will be notified by your child’s bus driver directly of pick up location, time and bus number. Do expect some delays in the first weeks of school.