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    There is no actual maximum in NSW, but there is an agreed upon average:

    http://www.teach.nsw.edu.au/documents/agreement.pdf

    14. Class sizes
    Class sizes will be planned generally on the following basis and will hve regard to the needs of the school:

    PRIMARY SCHOOL AND PRIMARY DEPARTMENTS OF CENTRAL SCHOOLS

    K-2

    The statewide average class sizes are 20 in Kindergarten, 22 in Year 1, and 24 in Year 2.

    Years 3-6
    No class need exceed 30 students.
    But, as stated, that is public schools.

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    At our school there is 22 in prep (like NSW's kinder) with one teacher and a full time teachers aide. In our local state school there are 28 in each prep class with one teacher and one part time aide which I think it way too many. That school is officially over capacity however due to the rapid development in the catchment area.

    I think 20 for a class is just fine, provided you have full time teacher's aide to assist the teacher.

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    Catholic shools can have 30 kids in kinder...it's different rules between private and public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissMuppet View Post
    At our school there is 22 in prep (like NSW's kinder) with one teacher and a full time teachers aide. In our local state school there are 28 in each prep class with one teacher and one part time aide which I think it way too many. That school is officially over capacity however due to the rapid development in the catchment area.

    I think 20 for a class is just fine, provided you have full time teacher's aide to assist the teacher.
    Yep we met the teacher and the full time aide last week at orientation and they both seem lovely , plus they have various other teachers for music and sport etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by WannaBMummy82 View Post
    22 maximum at our kindy here. It's a C&K one. It was 24 last year but back down to 22 this year.

    ETA: This is in Qld
    Their kindy is our prep

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    Default Kindergarten class sizes

    That's pretty standard here in WA. Public Kindy or prep classes have around 20-24 and catholic have 26-30. My DD has 28 in her Kindy class with one teacher and 2 full time teacher's aides. In her school (catholic primary school) and the other local catholic primary schools, the numbers drop significantly by year 3 or 4 when many move on to the K-12 catholic or private schools. They then usually have about 15 or so in a class.
    Last edited by Sunnybambino; 23-11-2015 at 16:49.

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    Our private catholic prep class had 26 with teacher and full time aid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    There is no actual maximum in NSW, but there is an agreed upon average:

    http://www.teach.nsw.edu.au/documents/agreement.pdf



    But, as stated, that is public schools.
    This is a better link as the other one went through the whole handbook

    https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/media/dow...tin_130203.pdf

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    We just found out the foundation (prep) classes for the school DS1 starts next year is 20 per class. There are 6 classes all up.

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    Dr starts 4yo kindy next year in wa. She will be at a private school and has 28 students, 1 teacher and 2 full time TA's.

    It's a bigger class size than I was expecting but I'm comfortable to an extent knowing there is effectively 3 educators for the class. When she moves to pre-primary full time the following year, they have 3 ******s instead of the 2 for kindy so expect a drop in class size


 

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