Western School Division will be holding a Kindergarten Parent Information session on January 21, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. online. You can register for the session here:
We look forward to seeing all the new Kindergarten parents on this evening.
Kindergarten Registration for September 2021
In order for the schools to prepare for the 2021-2022 school year it is important that parents register their children for Kindergarten from January 22 to January 29, 2021. Registrations may be completed and submitted electronically or a registration package can be picked-up at the school and returned between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from January 22 to January 29. Children born in 2016 or earlier are eligible to enrol. All parents shall include a copy of their child's birth certificate when registering. Please include either a photocopy or a picture of the birth certificate with the completed registration package.
Elementary School Organization
Maple Leaf Elementary School and Minnewasta School are early years (Kindergarten to Grade 4).
Middle years (Grades 5 to 8) students attend École Morden Middle School.
English Kindergarten Program
The English Kindergarten program is arranged in half-day, every day classes at both Minnewasta School and Maple Leaf Elementary School in both the morning and afternoon.
French Immersion Program
Early years (K to 4) French Immersion Program (FI) is offered at Maple Leaf School. This program begins in Kindergarten. Kindergarten is arranged in half-day, every day classes. More information is available at both early years' schools. Grades 5 to 8 FI students attend École Morden Middle School. If you are considering French Immersion an additional separate session has been planned so that interested Kindergarten parents can learn more about the program.
You can register for this session (Jan. 26, 7:00-7:45 pm) here:
Attending the School of Your Choice
Provincial legislation permits parents to choose which school to send their child to, including schools outside of their home division. However, schools must accept students on a priority basis.
- First, students within that school's catchment area as designated by the Division.
- Second, students residing in the school division.
- Last, students from outside the Division.
Space, program availability, and the general well-being of other students is considered in making the final decision about school of choice applications.
Catchment areas are designated as follows (City of Morden Map):
Minnewasta School, 1 Academy Drive, Mr. Geoff Sutton, Principal, 204-822-4580
- Area south of North Railway; area west of Mountain St.; and all rural students.
Maple Leaf School, 225-12th Street, Mr. Samuel Jerema, Principal, 204-822-4458
- Area north of South Railway St.; area east of Mountain St.; and all early years (K-4) French Immersion students.
Mr. Samuel Jerema, Principal, Maple Leaf Elementary School (204)822-4458
Mr. Geoff Sutton, Principal, Minnewasta School (204)822-4580
Mr. Allan Toews (Bussing), Supervisor of Operations (204)822-4448