Closing Date | Thursday 1 November
When developing individual classes each year, teachers consider a number of factors including academic ability, special skills and talents, social competencies, gender, students who work well together, those who may not work well together and friendship groupings. While the students are consulted about current friendships, it is only one of the criteria considered because building new relationships is also part of our education process and an important skill for students to develop.
The placement of students for the coming year is a complex process where teachers put great thought and sensitivity into their planning. They discuss, reflect and review their decisions over a period of time.
If students have any learning or social needs to be considered when placing them in classes for 2019, parents can write a letter addressed to the Principal stating their needs and requests for consideration. If parents have written requests in previous years, we do not retain these as students’ needs and friendships change from year to year. If the consideration from a previous year is still important, a new letter should be written.
Please note that multiple requests or requests that impact on another student’s class placement cannot be considered in the process. Parents are also not able to request specific teachers. The closing date for these considerations is Thursday 1 November. Any requests received after this date are not able to be considered.