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    I have an appointment to view the school and meeting with the principal tomorrow morning so I need to write myself a list of things to ask about.

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    Just got back from visiting the school and I love it!! Lovely classrooms and facilities, good size of 240 kids. Great separate playground for K-2. Principle was very nice. Religion classes for 30min daily which he said where mostly stories and craft/art no heavy religious stuff. 30% non catholic and several other foster families with kids attending the school. Thinking this will be ok for him, I got a good feeling.
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    Going by your numbers, 240 kids at the school means an average of over 34 students in every class

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Going by your numbers, 240 kids at the school means an average of over 34 students in every class
    How? Does she say how many classes in each year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Going by your numbers, 240 kids at the school means an average of over 34 students in every class
    How did you come up with that number?
    There might more more than 1 class for some grades or a few composite classes.

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    Default Non Catholic at Catholic schools (primary)

    The op is in NSW. Catholic schools in NSW, especially primary schools have class sizes usually between 32-35. Catholic school teachers not long ago here were striking over class sizes. I would be very surprised if the school had an average of 17 kids in a class and even more surprised if a Catholic school in NSW had composite classes.

    240 divided by 7 is 34.3!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    The op is in NSW. Catholic schools in NSW, especially primary schools have class sizes usually between 32-35. Catholic school teachers not long ago here were striking over class sizes. I would be very surprised if the school had an average of 17 kids in a class and even more surprised if a Catholic school in NSW had composite classes.

    240 divided by 7 is 34.3!
    I don't necessarily disagree with you as its common in WA for some catholic schools to have large classes. But I'd wait for the op to clarify before jumping the gun.

    And while they may not have 17 in the class they may have eg 2 year 6 classes, and one or two composite classes.

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    Default Non Catholic at Catholic schools (primary)

    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    The op is in NSW. Catholic schools in NSW, especially primary schools have class sizes usually between 32-35. Catholic school teachers not long ago here were striking over class sizes. I would be very surprised if the school had an average of 17 kids in a class and even more surprised if a Catholic school in NSW had composite classes.

    240 divided by 7 is 34.3!
    Both my DD's go to a catholic school in nsw.

    They have 3 kinder classes of 24 students each.
    There are also 5 composite classes in the school. The largest class in their school has 29 children.

    Im not disputing that other schools may have bigger class sizes just that you cant lump it all together like you did

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    This year they have 2 Kinder classes one with 25 the other with 26 and principle said he is hoping for similar numbers next year. There are 2 classes in most of the other years and a couple of composite classes.
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