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Kindergarten Orientation

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Your child’s first day at school is around the corner!

Each May, HWDSB’s elementary schools welcome families and children to kindergarten. This is a great opportunity to connect with the kindergarten team and to learn more about the kindergarten program. In a normal year, kindergarten orientation events are an opportunity for you to visit your child’s classroom. We are preparing digital supports and other outreach during this challenging time.

Kindergarten at HWDSB

A video tour of what happens during a typical kindergarten day at a school in HWDSB.

Welcome to Kindergarten Orientation

A narrated video based on the presentation we provide to elementary schools for their kindergarten orientation events.

Transition to School for Children with Special Education Needs

A narrated video to help families of children with special education needs, as they prepare for kindergarten.

Social Story Book

A booklet about kindergarten that families can print and explore with their child.

Kindergarten Activity Book – English

Translations: Arabic; Chinese; Kurdish; Punjabi; Serbian; Somali; Spanish; Urdu; Vietnamese


Social Media Photo Sign

A sign that families can print and use for photos to celebrate a child’s first day at school.


Updated on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
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