Bell Times for 2018-2019
Morning Entrance bell 8:55 am; classes begin at 9:00 am; dismissal is at 11:39 am.
Afternoon Entrance is at 12:36 pm; dismissal is at 3:15 pm.
The Calgary Catholic School District offers kindergarten
programming within a faith-based learning environment.
Parents and children will experience a Catholic educational
setting which focuses on:
- Creating a school
community that gives witness to the teaching of Jesus and celebrates
diversity, inclusion and the permeation of Catholic values throughout all
- Children being valued as
precious gifts of God who are encouraged to reach their fullest potential.
- Learning experiences
designed to be developmentally appropriate in order to meet the diverse
needs of children.
Registration is ongoing throughout the school year. A child who turns four
years old on or before March 1 is eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall
of that same calendar year. The child’s birth certificate should be presented
at the time of registration. Contact your local elementary school for more
Young children benefit from programs that provide
opportunities for organized activities and purposeful play through which
children explore the world around them. Alberta Education defines instructional
time for kindergarten as the “time where direct child-teacher interaction and
supervision are maintained.”
Kindergarten students are provided with a minimum of 475 instructional hours
each school year. The following 10 guiding principles provide a framework for
- Childhoods differ
depending on social and cultural circumstances
- Children’s development
is influenced but not determined by their early experiences
- Children interact and
learn in a variety of contexts
- Children are
co-constructors of knowledge and partners in learning
- Children are unique and
active contributors to their learning
- Children construct and
represent knowledge in a variety of ways
- Children are citizens
and active participants in school and society
- Children are active
collaborators in and users of assessment
- Children may require
specialized programming and supports to develop knowledge, skills and
attitudes that prepare them for later learning
- Children and their
families may need coordinated community services to meet their needs.
Young children are proven to benefit from programs that provide opportunities for organized activities and purposeful play through which they can explore the world around them. The kindergarten program focuses on seven areas of learning, including early literacy; early numeracy; citizenship and identity; environment and community awareness; personal and social responsibility; physical skills and well-being; and creative expression.
St Cyril School offers two programs: AM Kindergarten from 8:50 am to 11:39 am and a PM Kindergarten program from 12:36 pm to 3:15 pm. Please inquire about available space at our main office. Registration for kindergarten is ongoing.
2018-2019 Kindergarten Handbook
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