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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    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.
    That's hardly ideal though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    That's hardly ideal though...
    Puts it in a different light tho doesn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    Puts it in a different light tho doesn't it?
    Not really....comparing the Indian education system to the Australian education system is like comparing apples with oranges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    This is a better link as the other one went through the whole handbook

    https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/media/dow...tin_130203.pdf
    It's only 13 pages... and class size is clearly outlined.

    Your link is statistics, not an actual outline. I was pointing out that there is no legally defined maximum, just an agreement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    It's only 13 pages... and class size is clearly outlined.

    Your link is statistics, not an actual outline. I was pointing out that there is no legally defined maximum, just an agreement.
    13 pages

    It may only be an outline but it demonstrates (concisely - only 1 page ) the average class size in nsw public schools rather than a department document.

    It may only be an agreement and I can understand that some classes might go over by 1 or 2 students due to new arrivals in schools but I can sure as shiz guarantee that as

    a) a public school teacher I would be raising my concern with the union and dept if I had 24 kindergarten children in my class or I was over by more than 2 on other grades and

    b) would be complaining as a public school parent if my daughter in year 1 had more than 2 over the "agreement"

    The link I posted proves that generally the agreement is being upheld

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    Out of curiosity in public schools what do they do if they have 28 kids enrolled for kindy - what do they do with the extra 8 kids? Surely this would happen sometimes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Out of curiosity in public schools what do they do if they have 28 kids enrolled for kindy - what do they do with the extra 8 kids? Surely this would happen sometimes?
    If numbers permit across the grade they create a new class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSecret Squirrel View Post
    If numbers permit across the grade they create a new class.
    And sometimes creat a combined class. So at our old public school you'd frequently get a combined kindy and preprimary class. The older kids in kindy and younger preps would usually go into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Out of curiosity in public schools what do they do if they have 28 kids enrolled for kindy - what do they do with the extra 8 kids? Surely this would happen sometimes?
    They would have to create another class. If the school had the money, they could create 2 classes of 14 or they would have a K/1 class.

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    I don't have kids in school yet but I went to a Catholic school and in my primary class there were always around 30 kids, except one year when they tried to do a combined class with another grade which they apparently decided was not working as it only happened once.
    I don't remember our teachers ever struggling to teach or control the class, but maybe that's just me not remembering properly. At any rate, most of the kids from my primary class were top of the grade in high school so I guess they did alright.


 

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