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    Our kindy class (vic) currently has 11 kids from both kinder and pre-kinder. DS1's prep class next year is a p/1/2 and I think it will have about 15 kids.

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    My son had 17 kids in his kindy class, with a full time teacher and full time teachers assistant. The school had 6 kindy classes with about the same numbers in each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    Their kindy is our prep
    Ah cool thanks. Gets a bit confusing with different names for everything!

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    Im in SA. Our preschool (4 y/o) is roughly 1 adult to every 12 kids - I think 1 qualified teacher per 30ish kids, with2 teacher aids.

    Our first year of school - prep/reception (5yo) seems to be around 25-30. Ive taught in public schools with up to 33 in a prep class. One teacher & a teacher aide one hour a day. Im actually more suprised at how small some of the other class sizes are that seem 'normal'! Asa teacher in SA,I would regard anything 20 or under as small. 20-26 as medium, & 26-32as large. 32 plus as extra large, lol.

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    I'm in SA too. The independent R-12 school we hope to get DD (almost 18 months) into has I think 2 Reception classes of 20 to 22 kids in each, and then 3 1/2, 3/4, and 5/6 classes, with about 25 kids in each. Not sure about numbers beyond that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    How could 1 teacher teach 35 kids!
    DS has a teacher plus a teachers aid in his class apparently and that's for 20 ( private school) hopefully they would have to provide a teachers aid for 30 kids?
    With great difficulty.

    I know the school with 35 kids has a teacher's aide in kindy, the one with 32 doesn't.

    I guess they rely a lot on parent helpers???

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    Wow! Some of these class sizes are big for public schools. Very grateful that nsw public schools have limits on class sizes!

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    My ds is starting 4yr old kinder next year. There are 2 groups both full at 28 kids. 1 teacher and 2 aids.

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    Oh and we're in Vic. At first I thought the class was far too big but I'm not too concerned at the moment. I'll wait and see how my ds handles it first.

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    Our preprimary class (for the 5 year olds) go to 27 kids. DD2 didn't cope at all with so many kids. It wasn't a problem for DD1. So much depends on the nature of our children.


 

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