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#1 Sif

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

I've noticed a couple of posts about class lists in the past couple of days. This is a foreign concept to me because our school has never done this. I'm wondering if it is a common practice and whether it is does across all sectors of school, or is something more common to either private or public education?

Does your child's school post class lists, and is it a private or public school?

#2 cinnabubble

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

Our public primary school doesn't do this.

#3 Straight*No*Chaser

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

Yes, our class lists went up today. Public primary school with approx 1000 kids

#4 Foogle

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:14 PM

No lists posted until first day back.  

Waiting with baited breath for Thurs 31st.  DS is dying to know who his teacher will be and who will be in his class.

and is it a private or public school?

Independent (private) Christian school.

#5 Sweet like a lemon

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

Yes. Private.

#6 againagain

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:17 PM

No, our public school has a sort of orientation day at the end of each year, so the children meet their teacher, see their classmates and see their new room. We don't get a list sent home though.

#7 bakesgirls

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:19 PM

No. My kids public primary school doesn't do it.

#8 Lyra

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

QUOTE (againagain @ 24/01/2013, 05:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No, our public school has a sort of orientation day at the end of each year, so the children meet their teacher, see their classmates and see their new room. We don't get a list sent home though.

same here but we are non-govt. Also, my daughter's school is pretty fluid in that if someone really belongs somewhere else, they get moved in the first few weeks

#9 beaglebaby

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

Ours go up on the last day of holidays - ie. first day the teachers are back.

Small public primary school.

#10 Amanda_JB

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

Last school ( public ) they met had a time on the last day of term where they went to the new class, teacher and classmates. We also got a note home that afternoon to say they would be in room x with teacher x but no list. Kids usually remembered who was in the class anyway.

This school ( catholic ) they do the same except its usually in the last week of school rather than last day.

#11 DS1979

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

My son is in public school. Last year it was his fyos so we found out who his teacher would be in advance but not the kids in his class. This year we haven't been told anything so I'm assuming they'll just tell the kids who they're with on the first day back.

#12 Fr0g

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:25 PM

Our private post it up somewhere in the school in the last week of term 4. DS is in last year of PS and I only just realised. And of course didn't check!

The kids spend an hour or so in their new classes in the last week of term anyway, so they don't need the list - they already know.

#13 andieinvic

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

Yes, we got ours in the envelope with school report in the last week of school. Smallish catholic school.

#14 capper

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

We can log onto the school parent portal in the last few weeks of the holidays.  It shows the child home class teacher, their specialist teachers and who is in their class.  They can also look at their timetable.  This is an independent private school.

#15 mumto3princesses

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:31 PM

Nope. No class lists. Public school.

DD#2 & DD#3 will go to their previous class the first day of school and get put into temporary classes during that day. I know they sorted out the classes at the end of last year but they get told its temporary until they get final numbers. They also sometimes change the odd student around for various reasons.

Classes aren't finalised until the friday of the SECOND week of school and even then we don't get a class list. So, even when they come out of their class and we find out which class they are in we can't really celebrate if they get a great teacher LOL and instead just cross our fingers that they stay there. Then breathe a sigh of relief when they come out with the note saying the classes are now finalised.

The girls just try to remember who is in their class. Then we meet some of the parents in the meet the teacher evening which is usually sometime in February.

DD#1 in a public high school wont know who is in each of her classes until she walks in the door the first time she has those classes which run over a fortnightly timetable. Unless she compares her timetable to her friends timetables and any of them have the same class/classes. It's pretty rare though with about 200 students per year.

#16 Stelly1

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

No, the school my kids attend never have, and the school I work at never has.  Neither even post them anywhere either for everyone to see.  Judging by Eb, the angst this practise causes it seems wise not to tell parents or children before the 1st day of term.

#17 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:36 PM

We don't find out till the first day of school, public primary school. I'm quite surprised schools put out class lists actually.

#18 Heather11

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

Just to add some more questions.

Is the list posted out to you, put up on the website, or do you physically have to go to the school to find out.

My children's school have a transition day in the last week of school where they go spend a hour with their new teacher and class mates.  The name of the next year's teacher is printed on the end of year report but we don't get given a list of classmates.

I am so grateful for this transition system considering I have one with an ASD.  No way could he handle rocking up on the first day not knowing who his teacher is or what class to go to etc.

#19 Lim Lam

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:40 PM

Public independant school, yes they post class lists 3/4 days before school starts.

#20 Iwantitall

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

public School.  Lists went out on last week of term but were subject to change.  We checked yesterday when we went to get the books to make sure they had not changed.  when they went to private school we would get a letter introducing their Teacher and explaining any specific requests and Information (like what days to wear sports uniform etc). They also had 1 morning the week before school went back where you could go and drop your books off and meet the teacher.  I loved this system!

#21 Expelliarmus

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

QUOTE (againagain @ 24/01/2013, 04:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No, our public school has a sort of orientation day at the end of each year, so the children meet their teacher, see their classmates and see their new room. We don't get a list sent home though.

This for my kids' school.

At work the children get a note with classroom and teacher if known in their end of year report.

Both public schools.

Edited by howdo, 24 January 2013 - 04:42 PM.

#22 Handsfull

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

Our kids meet their new teachers and classmates the 3rd last day of school each year.  No lists just a meet and greet.

Public school with about 900 kids.

Edited by handsfull, 24 January 2013 - 04:42 PM.

#23 ellebelle

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

Ours are put up on the last day for a few hours and then taken down. It's all a bit weird - people take photos with their phones as if there's a conspiracy and it will all change over the holidays. Public primary school.

#24 barrington

Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

Private school 1 - we were emailed a letter from DS's new teacher introducing herself, two weeks before school returns.  No class list.

Private school 2 - the parent portal is updated with teacher details a week before school returns.  No class list, however DD1 has a meet and greet with her class and teacher tomorrow (Grade 1).

#25 Maple Leaf

Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:31 PM

Yes, private school.

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