Student Registration

Kindergarten Registration 

The Kindergarten registration process for the 2020 - 21 school year begins February. To help families choose among the many different programs offered, Comox Valley Schools is hosting an information session on January 29th, at Queneesh Elementary School from 6 to 7 p.m. (2345 Mission Road, Courtenay). Parents, guardians and care-givers will have an opportunity to hear about the many different kindergarten programs in our district. Educators will be in attendance to talk about each of these kindergarten programs:
  • Neighbourhood (the kindergarten program in your neighbourhood school);
  • Early French Immersion;
  • Indigenous;
  • Montessori;
  • navigate (NIDES) Compass Program; and
  • navigate (NIDES) Fine Arts eCademy (FAe)
 To be eligible for enrolment in September 2020, a student must turn five (5) years of age by December 31, 2020. Each child's birth certificate and proof of address must be presented at time of registration. CareCards will not be accepted as proof of birth but need to be presented at time of registration. A Passport or Landed Immigrant authorization are suitable forms of documentation in lieu of birth certificates.


Registration Process

All of our kindergarten classes are full-day programs. Parents are asked to register their children at their current neighbourhood school on February 18, 19 and 20, 2020 between the hours of 8:30 am and 12:00 pm.  While most, if not all, students living in a school’s local catchment will be accommodated at that school, they cannot be guaranteed placement in the catchment area school and may be required to go to the nearest school having space available.  To determine your neighbourhood catchment school, click on School Locator.  If you live in an area where bussing is provided, please complete a Bus Transportation Registration Form. You can fill this out at your neighborhood school or download the form from our website. All students travelling on School District No. 71 school buses must carry a bus pass.


Complete details on how to register for thee various programs are in the attached document or by clicking on Kindergarten Registration 

Cross Boundary

As a result of decisions made at the February 25, 2020 board meeting in which trustees approved recommendations to resolve overcapacity and ease pressures in some District schools, cross boundary transfers will be restricted.


The following schools are closed to all cross-boundary transfer including siblings. No new cross-boundary transfers will be accepted for any of these schools.


  • Cumberland Community School
  • Royston Elementary
  • G.P. Vanier Secondary
  • Mark R. Isfeld Secondary
  • Huband Park Elementary
  • Miracle Beach Elementary


All other transfer requests for the 2020 – 2021 school year can be made online effective March 1. The online transfer request process is open for one month and will close midnight March 31.


Cross Boundary Request Form

2019/20 School Year Registration

Please visit your catchment school to register a child into the school district after September 15th.
Note: This registration process is for the standard neighbourhood school program. Registration for programs of choice (e.g. French Immersion, Montessori) is not open at this time.
Please ensure you have the following information to complete the registration. Application forms will not successfully submit without all required information. 
To find out your neighbourhood school, visit the School Locator resource.