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Registration for Newcomers

Registering for school is an important first step to settling in Manitoba. The newcomer reception facilitator helps families through the registration process. To begin the process, please complete the EAL Newcomer Pre-registration Form and email it to our newcomer reception facilitator or drop it off at your designated school. Once it has been received you will be contacted about a meeting date within a few days.

We believe that it is important for students to have a good beginning at a new school. Meeting with our newcomer reception facilitator helps students and families have a good start. Choose from the "Meeting Information" documents on the left side of the page to learn more about what will happen when you meet with the newcomer reception facilitator.

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Programs

In River East Transcona School Division, our newcomer students in kindergarten to Grade 4 receive EAL programming right in their classroom. Students in grades 5-12 who are in the early stages of EAL learning attend specialized EAL programs where they can focus on learning the English language and developing the academic skills needed for educational success in Manitoba. Grade 5-12 students who are at a higher level of English but who need help, receive their programming in the classroom at their designated school.

Our EAL programs provide a learning experience based on:

  • Individualized assessment of each student’s language and learning needs
  • Appropriate instruction geared to individual needs
  • A safe and encouraging learning environment
  • Progressive integration into regular program/classroom
Our EAL programs are located at:
  • Bernie Wolfe Community School (Grades 5-8)
  • John Pritchard School (Grades 5-9)
  • Miles Macdonell Collegiate (Grades 10-12)
  • Kildonan-East Collegiate (Grades 9-12)

Our EAL brochure provides further information about our EAL programs.

EAL Programs for Adults

Thanks to funding from Manitoba Labour and Immigration, we are able to employ teachers who pay particular attention to the English language needs of immigrants with preschool children. Newcomers to Canada can attend these free classes three mornings a week at John Pritchard School and two mornings a week at Hampstead School. Childcare is provided. Classes are also held two evenings a week at McLeod Education Centre. (Students who wish to take classes at McLeod Education Centre must be referred there by WELARC – the Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre.) Childcare is not provided at the evening classes. Contact us for more information.

Settlement Services

Funding from Manitoba Labour and Immigration also enables us to employ a number of neighbourhood immigrant settlement workers who reach out to immigrants and refugees, linking them with various programs and resources and helping them integrate into our communities. Contact us for more information.