Welcome to R.A. Riddell Kindergarten
Junior and Senior Kindergarten
Our school is an exciting, enriching place for young learners as they explore the world around them, learn to solve problems, and make new friends. Beginning in junior kindergarten, our program is a two-year continuum that helps our youngest students get off to the best possible start. Your child will be challenged and encouraged to do his or her very best. Our caring teachers are with them every step of the way.
Please visit the Kindergarten page for more information
Registration for September 2019 will start on Monday, February 4, 2019.
Kindergarten Registration is now available on-line. Prior to registering, please click on the Find My School http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/find/ to confirm that R.A. Riddell is your catchment school. Next you can scroll and select “Register for Kindergarten”. This will walk you through the registration. After registering, you will need to bring 2 items to the office before your registration is complete.
- birth certificate or passport and Residence card if applicable
- proof of address (utility bill, mortgage, lease)
Applications are also available in the school or can be printed from the links below.
Our Welcome to Kindergarten Family Information Night will be held on Thursday, May 16th from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Please RSVP to 905-387-3350 by Friday, May 1oth.
During the regular school day, children are involved in many different kinds of activities designed to help young learners explore, discover and grow. They will have opportunities to initiate learning and play, as well as take part in more structured play-based learning under the guidance of a teacher and early childhood educator.
The teacher and early childhood educators are guided by a program document based on the existing kindergarten program and research and other early learning curricula.
Through play-based learning and small group instruction, children develop a strong foundation for learning in all areas, including language and math, engage in healthy physical activities and the arts, and develop socially and emotionally through interaction with their peers and the educators who guide them.
Through informal meetings, parent conferences or written reports, parents will receive regular updates that include comments on the child’s learning. The reports also include suggestions for parents to support their child’s learning.