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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Wow! Some of these class sizes are big for public schools. Very grateful that nsw public schools have limits on class sizes!
    What are the limits for the other years?

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    I find this slightly amusing. I went to school in India and my yr 1 class had 60 kids to one teacher. And my yr3 class had 73. We had 7-8 classes per grade.

    The local private boys school had 100kids to every class.

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    So I assume that kids in the private system have different needs to those in the public system?
    And seems that they can learn with a much higher student-teacher ratio.

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    Why the double standards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    So I assume that kids in the private system have different needs to those in the public system?
    And seems that they can learn with a much higher student-teacher ratio.

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    Why the double standards?
    Because they pay for the additional teachers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    What are the limits for the other years?
    I think they go up by 2's each year, from 20 in kindy. Not sure if there's an upper limit though, I think it's 30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    So I assume that kids in the private system have different needs to those in the public system?
    And seems that they can learn with a much higher student-teacher ratio.

    🙄

    Why the double standards?
    Private schools can be a bit more selective on who they accept into the school.

    But let's not forget that when socio economic background is taken into account, private school results are no better than public schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    What are the limits for the other years?
    22 year 1
    24 year 2
    No limit in 3-6 but you wouldn't find many schools above 30 per class. The link I posted earlier said average is 24 in nsw public schools.

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    Our public school has teacher aids in all kinder classrooms alongside the teachers in 20 child classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Private schools can be a bit more selective on who they accept into the school.

    But let's not forget that when socio economic background is taken into account, private school results are no better than public schools.
    But I'm assuming the reason there is a cap on the amount of kids in infants school is because there is evidence that smaller classes are better for the kids ?
    I've noticed the non private catholic schools do seem to have bigger classes but they are definitely the preferred schools around this area , the local one apparently had double the applications to the amount of kids it could take , class sizes definitely were a factor in choosing a school for us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    But I'm assuming the reason there is a cap on the amount of kids in infants school is because there is evidence that smaller classes are better for the kids ?
    I've noticed the non private catholic schools do seem to have bigger classes but they are definitely the preferred schools around this area , the local one apparently had double the applications to the amount of kids it could take , class sizes definitely were a factor in choosing a school for us
    My NSW public school that I teach at was part of a pilot program 12 years ago. We had our infants class sizes limited to 20 for kindy, 22 for Year 1 and 24 for Year 2. Our results reflected the belief that smaller class sizes are beneficial in the younger years. We have stuck with this model even though the funding has finished. Our local Catholic school can have up to 35 students per class with one teachers aide. For me that is unacceptable. I've taught kindergarten (first year of school) and having around 20 ensures you can give them the attention they need. Teacher's aides are fabulous and I love when I have one but they are not qualified teachers. I get concerned about how literacy can be taught effectively to so many often 4 and 5 year olds. We are an L3 school which is a literacy program modelled on the Reading Recovery program (I'm also a Reading Recovery teacher so I love this program). Having 35 must make it very difficult.

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