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School Registration: Multilingual videos & fact sheets can help with the process!

The new year may have just started, but the 2024-25 school year is closer than you think!

With registration now open for children starting school in September, Surrey Schools has two helpful animated videos and accompanying fact sheets to help parents and students who are new to the district with the registration process.

school-registration-still.jpgWelcome to Surrey Schools!

On the School Registration page, parents can watch the Welcome to Surrey Schools introductory video and Registering with Surrey Schools informational video, with both available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Punjabi, Arabic and Tagalog.

The district also has fact sheets for kindergarten registration, available in English, Punjabi, Chinese, Arabic and Spanish.

Welcome to Surrey Schools

It’s important for new families to register their children in school as soon as possible, and your local school and the district’s Welcome Centre can assist with the registration process and gathering necessary documents (more information in next section below).

The district offers many programs and services for students, including meal programs, language assistance, counselling and supports for students with diverse abilities and needs. Parents are encouraged to reach out and be a part of their child’s school community. Talk to a teacher, counsellor, principal, vice-principal, the Welcome Centre or office staff if you have questions or if your child needs additional support. 

Video: English, Español, Tagalog, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, 中文, العربي

Fact Sheet: English, Español, Tagalog, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, 中文, العربي

Registering with Surrey Schools

Anyone living in B.C. can enroll their child in our district. Registration for the current school year is open online year-round on the School Registration page. Registration for the school year beginning in September 2024 opens on Jan. 15. If you need help, staff at your neighbourhood school will be happy to guide you through the process.

To register, you will need: 

  • Photo identification for the parent/legal guardian (i.e. driver’s licence, passport, Photo BC Services Card, BCID card)
  • Evidence of legal guardianship (i.e. child’s birth certificate or other legal documentation such as landed immigrant document or guardianship order)
  • Evidence of the child’s date of birth (i.e. child’s birth certificate or passport)
  • Evidence that the parent or guardian lives in B.C. (i.e. B.C. driver’s license, BC Services Card, BCID card, ICBC vehicle registration document or other government-issued document showing the address of residence)
    -- Other documentation options are listed in the fact sheet links below.

If you don’t have all the documents, don’t worry! Your school will work with you to find a solution.

Video: English, Español, Tagalog, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, 中文, العربي

Fact Sheet: English, Español, Tagalog, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, 中文, العربي

We hope these videos and fact sheets help your registration process with Surrey Schools! For a more comprehensive FAQ or more information, visit the School Registration page.

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