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Welcome to Minchau School

September, 2023

Welcome to the 2023/2024 school year at Minchau School!  

It is with great pride and excitement that I join Minchau School this year as your new Principal. I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of such a vibrant community and am committed to partnering with you to ensure all children are celebrated and supported.  I come to you with almost 20 years of experience as an educator, with 6 of those years being in a leadership role.  I have served as a teacher, curriculum coordinator, assistant principal and now join Minchau as a principal. As an educator, I am committed to equity and providing staff and students the support they need so that students can thrive. My focus moving forward is to listen, learn, and grow with you and I can’t wait to hear of all the amazing things happening at Minchau.

Cultivating strong relationships with families, students and staff is the “heartwork” that is central to who I am as a leader.  As I honor the work that is happening in our learning community, I also look forward to hearing your ideas and vision for our school as we cultivate, innovate and grow together. As your new principal, I will strive to ensure that all families feel welcome and connected to our school family.

Please feel free to contact me by email at kirstin.johns-bell@epsb.ca  or by calling the school this year at 780-461-0616. I welcome any questions or ideas you would like to share. I look forward to meeting you all this year!


Kirstin Johns-Bell




Kindergarten OPEN HOUSE:

Tuesday, March 5 4:00pm - 5:30pm at Minchau School

Kindergarten Registration and Pre-Enrolment Information

Kindergarten registration begins on February 1, 2024. Families can visit the Kindergarten registration page on epsb.ca to register online for the 2024–25 school year. 

Kindergarten students are not registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Schools can only assign students to classes after pre-enrolment closes on March 22. When assigning students, the principal is responsible for organizing classes to meet the needs of all students within the school.

Kindergarten age

Children who are five years old on or before December 31, 2024 may register in Kindergarten for the 2024–25 school year. The entry age is the first year that a child may enter Kindergarten, and does not mean it is the only year children are eligible for Kindergarten. This is based on Alberta Education funding guidelines.

Sometimes, a parent may choose to have their child start Kindergarten the following year if they are not six years old on September 1.