Class Placement Policy

Purpose:

To ensure classes are formed in such a way as to best meet educational needs of students within the constraints of the resources provided.

Rationale:

Class placements are based on professional judgments about meeting a student's educational needs circumstances and interests.

Process:

  • The Executive Administration Team establishes class structure options for the following year based upon anticipated enrolments.
  • Parents may submit written submissions with respect to class placements. The submissions must be based on educational reasons, addressed to "The Principal" and marked "Confidential".
  • All written parent requests will be considered based on individual and school needs. There is no guarantee that all parent requests will be met.
  • The staff members, currently teaching particular cohorts, confer regarding placements for the following year, taking into consideration the criteria listed below:
    • Classes are to be homogeneous with respect to academic performance, social and emotional development, behaviour and gender balance.
    • Social networks.
    • Special needs such as twins, family situation and parent-teacher issues.
    • School Psychologist recommendations. o Written parent submissions regarding a student's educational needs.

Composite Classes: will be formed giving consideration to:

  • Independent students.
  • Student emotional maturity and behaviour.
  • Social development.
  • Social networks.
  • Previous class placements - Where possible students should not to be placed in composite classes in consecutive years.
  • Special consideration such as twins, family situation and parent-teacher issues.
  • School Psychologist recommendations.
  • Written parent submissions regarding a student's educational needs.

Lists will be submitted to the Principal for final ratification. Lists will be published on the first School Development day in first term.