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Charlottetown Family of Schools – Rezoning Decisions re Spring Park Elementary

December 12, 2018

Students from Orchard Hill and Lewis Point Park who are in English programs at Spring Park Elementary will be rezoned to West Royalty Elementary. The transition will begin in September 2019 with K-2 students, and Grades 3-6 students may choose to continue at Spring Park or transfer to West Royalty.

This decision was made by the Board of Directors of the Public Schools Branch at a public meeting on December 12, 2018.

The rezoning will address overcrowding at Spring Park and keep both Spring Park and West Royalty within their functional capacity. The number of student transitions will be minimized as some students who were rezoned in the past will not have to move again.

This decision follows a review of Charlottetown schools in the summer of 2018 when three options were presented to the board. The Board deferred its decision on elementary schools to allow for more analysis.

Option 1, which was the decision to move Spring Park students to West Royalty, was chosen by the board for several reasons:

  • It will address overcrowding at Spring Park.
  • It will balance elementary populations by zoning close to 500 students to each school.
  • It can be phased in over time while enabling siblings to remain together and minimizing the number of student transitions.
  • Orchard Hill and Lewis Point are adjacent to West Royalty, making them a natural fit with this school community.
  • The option can be implemented by September 2019.
  • Planning is underway for a new addition to open at West Royalty in 2020.
  • Option 1 was the one that the public preferred during the consultations in all platforms.

This rezoning is one of several recent initiatives undertaken by the Public Schools Branch to address growing and shifting student populations in the Charlottetown area:

  • The rezoning implemented in 2017 effectively balanced the intermediate school populations.
  • Construction began this year on classroom additions at Stratford Elementary and L.M. Montgomery to address overcrowding in elementary schools and provide room for growth.
  • The addition of a new wing at West Royalty Elementary was expedited by one year and will now be ready for students in 2020.
  • Plans have been announced to balance Charlottetown high school populations by constructing a new $38 million high school in Stratford.

Projected Enrolment Numbers for Spring Park Elementary and West Royalty Elementary.

For additional information please visit Charlottetown Family of Schools Review.

French Immersion Kindergarten Registration Information

French Immersion is open to any student in P.E.I. who registers by the deadline. After that schools will consider additional students but there is no guarantee of acceptance to the program.

When: Registration for French Immersion Kindergarten will be held January 7- 11th.   Ads will appear in the local papers and on the radio.

Where: You can register your child at your designated French Immersion School
(See French Immersion Schools and Attendance Zones).

What you will need: Please bring proof of child’s date of birth and current

Registering early helps the Public Schools Branch to plan for your child as effectively as possible. It also give you and your child time to prepare for the start of the program.

 Is French Immersion the right choice for my child?
Check out the “Frequently Asked Questions” for more information.

(French Immersion Kindergarten Registration Information PDF Version 348KB)

Board of Directors Meeting – December 12, 2018

The Second Annual Meeting of the Public Schools Branch Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at St. Jean Elementary, 335 Queen Street, Charlottetown. (Storm date is Thursday, December 13)

The Board of Directors of the Public Schools Branch will also hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, December 12 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at St. Jean Elementary (Storm date is Thursday, December 13)

Members of the public are welcome to attend. Any member of the public who wishes to make a presentation to the Board must submit a written request to the Board Chair or the Director of the Public Schools Branch by 4 p.m. on December 6, 2018 to the Public Schools Branch Stratford Office, 2-234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, PE C1B 2V8, or by email to Please call 902-368-6850 for additional information.


PSB Kindergarten Registration for 2019-2020 Information

Parents are asked to register their children for Kindergarten prior to or during the week of January 7-11, 2019.

  • Children must be 5 years old by December 31, 2019 in order to be eligible for Kindergarten.
  • Parents are asked to register their child at his/her local elementary school during school hours.  If you are unsure of your school zone, please call the Stratford Office (902-368-6990) or Summerside Office (902-888-8400). Toll Free 1-800-280-7965.
  • A registration form will be completed at the time of registration.
  • Parents are reminded to bring two pieces of information which verify proof of child’s age:
      • Birth certificate
      • PEI health card
  • Verification of home address must also be provided, such as current utility bill.
  • Welcome to Kindergarten sessions for incoming students and their parents will be held in the Spring of 2019.

PSB Kindergarten Registration for 2019-2020 (121KB)