Kindergarten Information

Dear Parents/Guardians of our new Kindergarten students,

Welcome to Hillcrest Kindergarten! Whether this is your first child to enter Kindergarten, or you already have children in school, getting ready for and starting Kindergarten is very special for children, as well as their families. Seeing children share new experiences and meet new friends is very exciting for everyone! Our kindergarten teachers are committed to providing excellent educational experiences, as they do their best to foster a love of learning and develop positive friendships amongst their students.

Below is a link to some important information about our Gradual Entry Schedule and other things you need to know about the first week of school. We will send an email to families by the end of August letting you know who your child’s teacher will be and which group they will be in on the first day of school. In September you are welcome to contact your child’s teacher to discuss any information you would like to share with them about your child. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns please call the school at (250) 832-7195.

We are looking forward to sharing the wonderful experience of Kindergarten with you and your child!


Your Hillcrest Kindergarten Team

  • Mrs. Kehl (Div 12)
  • Mrs. Porter (Div 13)
  • Ms. Corrie (Div 14)
  • Mrs. Mitchell and Mrs. Sauka (Learning Resource Teachers)
  • Mrs. Ritchie (Speech/Language Pathologist)
  • Ms. Garries (Principal)

Supporting Kindergarten Transition:

Below are links to two very helpful documents from School District 83 Early Learning Director, Jen Findlay, about how to support your child in a successful and happy transition to Kindergarten. Please take some time to review these documents over the summer.

Other Resources: