The CAYP Counselors at the Association for New Canadians or the ANC’s Satellite Office in your geographical area can support you in registering your children for school.

Grade placement of the new student will be determined by the School Board and the school.

Grade Placement

When students register for school, their grade placement is determined by their age and the grade they completed in their country of origin.

Registration at School

Once the school, grade level, a registration appointment will be set up for the child and the parent or legal guardian at the school. An interpreter (if needed), a representative from the Department of Education’s EAL / FAL Reception Centre, and a school administrator will all be present. They will give the student and the parent or legal guardian a school tour and important information about the school.


All newcomer parents and students will be invited to a School System Orientation Session. An interpreter will be there to ensure that everyone gets all the information in their first language.

We have made every effort to ensure that the information in this Guide is accurate and up-to-date. If you find any errors or omissions, please contact us.

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The Association for New Canadians of Newfoundland and Labrador gratefully acknowledges the support of PEIANC for their permission to use their template in creating this guide.

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