If you are new to our school and wish to register, please visit the Elk Island Public Schools website at to download and print off and complete the registration form.  Your completed form, accompanied by a copy of your child's birth certificate and  proof of residence can be dropped off at our school office. 

To determine if this is your designated school, please  use the Versa-trans e-link on the EIPS website at:

Kindergarten Registration Now Open

Do you know a child who will start Kindergarten in fall 2016?

Registration for the 2016-2017 school year is now available.  Children are eligible to enroll in Kindergarten for the upcoming school year if they will be five years old on or before December 31, 2016. 

Please check out the Elk Island Public Schools division website at for information updates regarding Kindergarten programs, registration details and division information. When registering your child, don’t forget to bring with you proof of residence, your child’s name, and date of birth and citizenship.

École Ardrossan Élémentaire offers both English and French Immersion ECS.

English ECS - two classes: 

  • Monday/Thursday and some Wednesdays or
  • Tuesday/Friday and some Wednesdays

French Immersion:

  • Tuesday/Friday and some Wednesdays

Please join us in the spring for the Kindergarten Parent Orientation and  Information Night, Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 6:00– 7:00 p.m. to meet the staff and take a school tour.

Have you Considered French Immersion?

What is French Immersion?

The French Immersion Program give students fluency in speaking, reading, writing, listening and communicating in French by the end of Grade 12.

French is the language of instruction, beginning in Kindergarten continuing to Grade 3 when English is introduced.

Check out Alberta Education’s French Immersion ECS Handbook for more details.

Why Should I Consider French Immersion for my Child?

Learning French offers students significant linguistic, academic and cognitive benefits:

  • strengthens English literacy skills and listening skills
  • enhances problem-solving abilities
  • strengthens concentration, math, and the ability to filter out non-important information
  • provides students with more flexible, divergent, and creative thinking skills
  • delays dementia and Alzheimer’s disease later on in life
  • provides graduates with more choices for advanced education and career options
  • gives graduates a competitive edge in the job market anywhere
  • broadens students' cultural life through access to literature, art, music and theatre
  • helps students to better understand the history, development and government of their country
  • builds cultural awareness and empathy
  • increases a student's feeling of self-esteem and pride
  • makes learning additional languages easier

We Don’t Speak French at Home! How does that work?

You are not alone. Most parents of French Immersion students do not speak French! In fact, it was non-French speaking parents who invented French Immersion in the first place! Your child will do just fine whether or not you speak French at home.

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We are happy to answer any questions you might have!