The class placement process begins now in readiness for 2022. Every year we organise the following year’s class groupings to meet the learning needs of students.
When planning classes, consideration is given to estimated enrolments, Reception intakes, class numbers and gender balance. When allocating students to classes, teachers take into account friendship groups, supportive peers, special needs, learning styles, gender and balance of class groupings. Every effort is made to place students with at least one supportive peer (of their same year level) that they work well with. Teachers will be facilitating a process where students nominate 3 supportive peers.
Parents/Caregivers are able to provide information that may be useful during the class placement process if they wish. While we cannot accept parents/caregivers requesting a specific teacher, we are happy to receive comments regarding your child’s:
- specific learning needs,
- friendship groups,
- social and emotional needs and
- any other information which could have an impact on your child’s future class placement.
It is important not to indicate to your child that you have provided information thereby leading her/him to assume the information provided will necessarily be the outcome. Information will only be considered if it is in writing. Please place in an envelope marked Confidential/Class Placement and leave it at the Front Office. Alternatively, you can email email@example.com - information must be in by the due date Wednesday, October 20th (Week 2, Term 4) by 2pm. Please include your child’s current class teacher and their 2021 year level with the information that you provide.
You can be assured that we do spend a great deal of time and effort in placing children into appropriate class groups. Please note that it is the Principal’s responsibility to make final decisions on classes and student placement.
NB: This information was also included in Term 3 Week 9 Newsletter