NO composite classes for Grade 5/6 levels at KPS in 2021

NO composite classes for Grade 5/6 levels at KPS in 2021

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Petition against composite classes at Grade 5/6 levels at Kingsville Primary School in 2021

It has come to the attention of parents that Kingsville Primary School is planning composite Grade 5/6 classes in 2021. This marks an abrupt shift for students in Grade 5 who have had one year of straight classes. Many parents are concerned that these changes represent yet another challenge for our children after the stressful year of 2020.

The final year of primary school is of critical importance in preparing our children for the challenges of secondary school, particularly after they have missed close to six months of face-to-face schooling in 2020. Without further clarification, we can only presume that the decision to move to composite Grade 5/6 classes has been made for managerial reasons and is not based on the needs of our children. There is evidence to suggest that composite classes for transition years (i.e. Foundation, Grade 6 and Year 7) can have negative cognitive and social effects. Attempts to clarify the situation by parents have been met with obfuscation and ambiguity. We respectfully ask Principal Kath Ginnane and Vice Principal Jeff McDonald to be transparent about their plans and put the needs of our children first.

We the undersigned strongly reject composite classes for Grade 5/6 at Kingsville Primary School in 2021.

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