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    Default Sandgate State School and other Multi Age Learning Schools

    Hi,

    I would like to hear from anyone here of their experiences with Sandgate State School in particular, or other schools that have a multi-age learning curriculum.

    We are a little concerned about the "every class is a composite class" philosophy of the school as you typically only tend to hear negatives around composite classes.

    Sandgate State School has made a conscious decision to follow this mode of learning for various reasons (all promoted to be positive of course).

    Any feedback from parents with children at Sandgate or another multi-age learning school would be appreciated

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    Just to clarify also, this is Sandgate State School in Brisbane

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    I am an active advocate of multi age, stages not ages. There is such a range if abilities in all grades straight or composite. If teaching and learning is done properly in a straight or multi then learning is personalised not taught to the middle.

    I'll find a NZ link which explains it well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    I am an active advocate of multi age, stages not ages. There is such a range if abilities in all grades straight or composite. If teaching and learning is done properly in a straight or multi then learning is personalised not taught to the middle.

    I'll find a NZ link which explains it well.
    Thanks for the link babyla. The "research" all seems to be consistent and positive (though it is provided by schools advocating composite classes)

    I have heard from teachers that the government curriculum is more difficult to teach across multiple years, I presume that it all comes down to the teachers at the school

    Good teachers (and parental support) = good students, no matter what "system" is used.


 

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