I'm wondering about prep numbers (first year primary school, aged 5).
We've heard lots of good things about the primary school next to us, however there will be 27 in a class. That just seems so high. (Some schools that I'm not zoned in have around 22)
I work in highschool and my highest number is 22-24.
Anyone experienced a prep with high numbers? Should I be concerned?
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19-06-2013 10:32 #1
Last edited by 2BlueBirds; 19-06-2013 at 10:34.
19-06-2013 10:33 #2Senior Member
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My DD's class has 21 with a teacher and full-time aide
19-06-2013 10:39 #3
At our school the most kids is about 25, they have an aide as well.
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19-06-2013 10:47 #4
DS had 17 in his Prep class last year, plus a teacher aid for 4 days (5th day was music, sport, library, computers etc) and he has 21 in his Year One class this year.
19-06-2013 11:11 #5
In my class I have 17 preps (no aide or anything though)
19-06-2013 11:12 #6
There are about 52-54 preps in total and 3 prep classes at DS's school.. I think there's 17 in his actual class.
19-06-2013 11:42 #7Senior Member
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There was 22 in DS1's.
19-06-2013 11:50 #8
Ds has 7 in his class. But it's combined with 1 and 2 so there is 23 all up
19-06-2013 12:26 #9
I think that is way too high OP. For a state school it should be around 16-24 in a prep classroom. Personally I think 16-20 is optimum anything above 20 becomes challenging for the teacher. I recently spent time in a prep class of 24 and thought I would not want my DS in that grade.
19-06-2013 12:49 #10
Is it 27 just from one intake at the start of the year?
That does seem very high. In SA, JP class numbers are capped, and I thought it was in the low 20s, but can't find the info atm.I would be wanting there to be an extremely experienced teacher with those numbers...
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