Junior Kindergarten in Ontario

by Tina
(Australia)

Hello! We are moving in Canada around March.

My 4 year old son in Kindergarten now, what we gonna do to put him to school at that time?
Thank you!

Children in Ontario begin full-time school in the September of the year in which they turn 6 years old. Senior Kindergarten starts in the September of the year they turn 5, and Junior Kindergarten starts in the year they turn 4.
Your son will go in to the level he would have started the previous September. Therefore, if he is 4 or 5 when you arrive in Canada, depending upon when his birthday falls, he will likely join the Junior or Senior Kindergarten class.
The best thing to do would be to contact the local School Board in the community where you will be living, as they will be able to guide you. Once you arrive at your new home in Ontario, just take your child to the school, with his identification, and register him for school. It should be possible for you to take him and show him his new classroom, and introduce him to his teacher.

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