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In-Catchment Student Registration

Priority registration period for the 2017-2018 school year is Nov 1, 2016 to to Jan 31, 2017.   

Offers for any spaces remaining after this time period will be made to Choice Program Applicants.

Registration forms are available online at or for pick up in the school office between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., school days.  


IB Primary Years - Choice Program Applicants

Application dates are January 12 until February 6, 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year.
Kindergarten applicants must first register at their VSB English catchment school in order to receive their PEN number, and then apply online at
Grade 1 - 7 students currently attending a Vancouver School Board school may download the choice program application form at and must bring their application to the school office.
PEN numbers can be retrieved by parents for their child and for their older siblings during the online application process or by calling their catchment school office.  Telephone support  for the online application is available between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm at 604-713-5688 or by e-mailing Choice Application Helpdesk . 
Deadline for Choice Program Applications is February 6, 2017. 
Offers of Placement or position on waitlist will be emailed to Parents March 1st, 2017.  Families will be given 48 hours to respond to program offers before the space is offered to the next student on the waitlist. 
Our school will host 2 information sessions for prospective parents on November 22, 2016 at 1:30 pm and January 18, 2017 at 6 pm in our schoool library.  This is an opportunity for Parents to find out more about the IB Primary Years Program, ask questions and visit our school. 
For IB PYP program information please visit the IB Program link on our home page and visit the following website: . 
All students who live in Vancouver are eligible to apply to the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. 
Cross-Boundary Applications
Cross-boundary Applications will be accepted during the month of February.
Cross-boundary Forms are only available in all schools.
Cross-boundary applicants will be informed of their child’s status by telephone and/or mail by March 31st. 
Kindergarten?  What do Parents need to know? 
ALL children will register for kindergarten at their English catchment school – even if you do not intend to attend there.  This includes kindergarten students who want to go to a Choice program – even siblings of children already in the program. 
If your child was born outside of Canada, you need to go to the VSB District Reception & Placement Centre (DRPC) and complete the initial Kindergarten registration there.
Register your child between November 1 and January 31.   If your English catchment school does not have space for all the children in the catchment, there will be a lottery in February.
Kindergarten applications for all programs of choice – including Southlands IB Primary Years Program – is done online and will begin mid- January thru Early February.   You will need a Personal Education Number (PEN) to apply and this will only be available to you if you register at your English catchment school.  When you are ready to apply or for more information go to .
If you have any questions or need additional information about this process, you can visit