Sunday January 22, 2023 | LANGFORD, BC
Sooke school district news | by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends
[Update January 24, 2023: so far there are 814 children registered for Kindergarten — Nature K and French Immersion, and part-way through Regular Kindergarten registration which is open to 3 pm Jan 27, 2023. Associate Superintendent Paul Block says that is a bit low for Regular Kindergarten, but there are still three more days for registration.]
Regular Kindergarten registration for September 2023 in Sooke School District (SD62) opens Monday morning January 23 at 8 am and closes at 3 pm on Friday January 27. Registration is done online.
The SD62 school district is growing quickly, particularly in Langford and Colwood. 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.
Registrations for Nature K and French Immersion Kindergarten have waitlists (registration was done January 9 to 13).
Children who turn age 5 years in 2023 (i.e. born in 2018) are eligible for Kindergarten for a September 2023 start. Across BC, there are 853 hours of instruction for each Kindergarten child through the academic year.
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 registration.sd62.bc.ca .
There are 29 schools in SD62, located in Langford, Colwood and Sooke but also delivering public education for families in Highlands, Metchosin, East Sooke, and west of Sooke, who commute into the centralized schools.
Use the SD62 School Locator to find your school.
Choosing a name for the South Langford new elementary school (Jan 21, 2023)
SD62 Sept 2023 waitlists for Nature K and French Immersion (Jan 20, 2023)
===== ABOUT ISLAND SOCIAL TRENDS:
Island Social Trends Editor Mary P Brooke has followed the news of School District 62 since 2014, attending nearly all SD62 board and committee meetings since 2014. | SD62 NEWS ARCHIVE
Ms Brooke has been the editor of a series of publications on the west shore since 2008: MapleLine Magazine (2008-2010), Sooke Voice News (2011-2013), West Shore Voice News (2014-2020) and now Island Social Trends (online since mid-2020). | FREE ENEWS | PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTIONS
Mary Brooke was a SD62 school trustee candidate in the October 2022 election (Belmont Zone — Langford, Colwood, Metchosin, Highlands). She is the mother of four now-adult children who attended schools in SD61, SD62, and SD72.