I'm not familiar with wa system but I assume in NSW that would mean that preschool students would be mixed with kids starting their first year of compulsory schooling. Is that right?
My youngest starts kindy next week and is the only one out of my three to be in a straight kindy class.
As I said, we're rural so that brings it's own unique differences.
I have no problem with composite classes when they are logical and well thought out but in many primary schools in Perth they are only the result of over crowded classrooms. So one year you have one then the next you may not. It's sporadic and I never got comfortable with it.
@ArthurDent from my experience what happens is the teacher basically splits the class in two and conducts two different teaching methods. The kindies do more learning based play and the preps do their normal work. Honestly I'd be less happy about it if I was a kindy parent than a prep parent as I'd worry my child was being pushed into learning.
Given how the teaching is conducted they tend to only put very experienced teachers in those classes.
Ask the teacher how they will work it.
Last edited by Sonja; 30-01-2016 at 22:26.
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