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  • Registration


    General Registration

    If you are interested in being part of our school please contact us at (780) 473-5924.

    If you would like to find out more about registering your child with Edmonton Public Schools please visit us at www.epsb.ca

    Kindergarten Registration

    Children who are 5 years old on or before December 31, 2020 may register for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.



    Because schools remain closed to students and visitors due to COVID-19, new student registrations will now be submitted online. If your child is new to the Division, you must complete our Kirkness School’sregistration form, fill out and upload the Student Registration form and submit supporting documents before your child(ren) can be registered for the upcoming school year. 

    Our school will no longer accept printed registrations. Do not drop off student registration forms at the school

    Submitting a registration package after the deadline of April 15, 2020 may limit your options to schools with available space.Learn more about registration dates and deadlines

    Learn more about schools that have implemented a lottery process, and how it might impact new student registration.




    You will need to use an existing Gmail account or set up a free Gmail account to fill out the online form. This helps us protect the privacy of your personal information.


    Upload copies of the following documents:

    - a completed, signed Student Registration form (fill out the form electronically, print a copy and scan the completed copy, or print and take clear photos of each completed page.)- confirmation of address for the student's parent/guardian (see below)
    - legal proof of the student’s name, citizenship and birthdate (see below)
    All documents must be uploaded in order to submit the form. Please ensure that you are providing clearphotos and the entire page is visible for each document submitted. 

    Examples of accepted documentation:

    Legal proof of student’s name Confirmation of address
    • Canadian provincial birth certificate
    • Canadian citizenship document
    • passport
    • student visa
    • driver's license
    • utility bill
    • home insurance
    • property tax bill
    • In some cases, immigration documents (e.g. landed immigrant documentation or a Permanent Residence Card) may also be required. Visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada for more information.
    • In some cases, you may be asked to provide more than one of the above. 


    Families who are unable to register online can mail their completed Student Registration form and copies of their supporting documents to the following address:

    Central Records
    18004-116 Avenue NW

    Edmonton  AB T5S 1L5

    To be part of Edmonton Public Schools pre-enrolment process, we strongly suggest families register online to ensure their documents are received before 4 p.m. on April 15, 2020, in case postal service is interrupted.


    Once you have submitted your completed student registration form and supporting documents, we will review all of the documents. This does not mean your child has been enrolled at the school—we will contact you to let you know once your child is enrolled.

    We will contact you if we need clarification about any of the documents you submit. 

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Throughout the year, staff members offer a variety of activities to broaden children's experiences. These are done on a voluntary basis by our staff.

    At Kirkness we offer the following activities and clubs:

    AMA Safety Patrollers

    At Kirkness School students participate in the AMA School Safety Patrollers program. The Kirkness School AMA Student Patrollers are in grade 5 and 6 and are responsible for instructing, directing, and controlling the safe passage of Kirkness School students at the crosswalk at the beginning and end of the school day.

    Office Helpers

    Office helpers eat their lunch in the office, answer the phones, greet visitors and relay messages as required. By learning phone etiquette and interpersonal skills they represent Kirkness School in a positive, welcoming way.

    Student Leadership

    These are responsible students who take a leadership role in the school by setting a good example in their own interactions. Students meet once or twice a month to plan activities for the school. These activities might include school spirit days, acting as ambassadors for our school, fundraising activities, and community services.


    This club is for students in grades 3 to 6 who enjoy singing. Students meet and practice singing for upcoming performances.

    Intramurals Program

    The goal of our Intramurals Program is to provide opportunities for grade 4 to 6 students to develop active, healthy lifestyles and practice sportsmanship. All Division II students are encouraged to participate in our intramurals.

    Running Team

    Running Team participates in various competitions with students from other schools.

    Chess Club

    Students interested in playing chess, have the opportunity to learn the game with a peer.


    An opportunity for students to learn handbells and perform for upcoming events. 

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    At Kirkness School we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to develop intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and creatively as unique individuals.  We believe the school should be a safe place where caring and compassionate adults and students work together to develop a sense of social responsibility and good citizenship while respecting individual differences and beliefs. We support the varying abilities of students. Maximum achievement is attainable in a stimulating atmosphere where students are actively and meaningfully involved; a partnership of learning is valued between students, staff and community; everyone is a teacher and a learner; individuals are empowered to become responsible, independent decision-makers; and it is everyone's responsibility to promote public education.

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ALERT: Schools remain closed to students and visitors. Instruction moves to distance and online learning.

Schools remain closed to students and visitors. Instruction moves to distance and online learning. Learn more. 


Welcome and Principal's Message

Thank you for checking out our Kirkness School website.  Kirkness School serves a very diverse population, many different cultures and many different languages are spoken in homes.

As you explore this website you will discover much more about what we do and how parents can get involved to support the growth and development of our youth.

We have an open door policy in the office, so if you want to talk more about our hidden gem in the heart of the northeast, please call (780)473-5924.  Make an appointment.  We would be glad to hear from you, and if you are new to the school community, we would be happy to show you around.

Your partners in education,

Bryan Out

Mike Elson, B.Ed.
Assistant Principal



About Kirkness

Kirkness School was opened in 1983. Like other neighbourhoods in this part of Edmonton, the name‌ honours a pioneer. James Kirkness came to Canada from Scotland in 1864 with the Hudson’s Bay Company.