Edit to add that in WA as well, kindy classes are capped at 20 students and there are always at least 2 adults in the room, sometimes more if there are any children with disabilities in the class.
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29-08-2016 07:34 #71Senior Member
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Choosing a school for my son
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29-08-2016 08:11 #72
I see all the responses about 4.5 bring relevant in July cut off States, but SA is different that it's end of April cut off.
So, not that it will make a difference to me sending her next year or not, but DD will start school on 29 January 2017 and she turns 5 in the first week of March. So she will turn 5 half way through term 1.
Would people deem her to be 4.5 or 5 (given she is neither) when she starts - and therefore 'too early' to start or the right time?
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03-09-2016 08:52 #77
Oh dear lord the thought of trying to effectively teach 35 kindergarten children frightens the crap out of me when I've taught kindy I've had 18-20 max and that's plenty!! You couldn't possibly do L3 with 35 kids.
03-09-2016 11:35 #78
In SA, particularly public schools,we seem to have larger classes than other states. Its not uncommon to have up to 32 in prep with one teacher, with a teachers aide maybe an hour a day if you're lucky. It would be considered quite a small class if they were under 26 & you would be considered a VERY lucky teacher if you only had 24 kids or less! This is true in the area I live in, anyway. One reason why my kids are in a private school!
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