Foundation - Prep
PREP ENROLLMENTS FOR 2017
These can be lodged at any time. Please download an enrolment form and submit to the school together with proof of birth and immunisation details.. Prep information forms and enrolment details can be found on the right of this page for you to download and print at your convenience.
Grade structures and student grade selection at Trafalgar PS
The allocation of students to grade levels is a time consuming and complex process. The following factors are taken into consideration when designing our grade structures and grouping students into classes.
Each year the school is funded based on the number of students at each grade level. This funding allows us to employ teaching staff and educational support staff. In the junior grades we must keep the grade numbers to a 1:21 ratio. That means one teacher for every 21 students in Prep to year 2. Therefore our grade structures will differ every year, depending on the amount of students we have enrolled in each year level. This is why some year levels contain students in the same year level (straight grade) and students across a couple of year levels (composite grades).
There is no educational research or data that suggests that either of these groupings is better or worse than the other.. The important factors are the ability of the teacher, or, group of teachers responsible for that year level, to meet the individual needs of each child.
Individual Grades are grouped according to:
All teachers work in teams across each unit and have a joint responsibility for planning curriculum, assessment and events.
Parents and carers are invited to contact the school in writing if they have particular concerns regarding their child’s placement for the following year. This is not a process that is designed to provide parents with the choice of teacher. Decisions by the principal team will be made if there is any evidence to suggest that a child will be adversely educationally disadvantaged based on the grade or teacher they have been allocated.
Once all the above information is collated, the teachers are selected, students and parents are notified. It is not the practice of our school to change students between grades after the allocation has been completed.