Small Classes

The Key to Individual Learning

Small classes in the Junior School enable the strong focus on core literacy and numeracy skills to have the optimum effect.

In the middle years, small classes enable individual attention to be given to students as they further develop their analytical thinking and reasoning skills.

In the Senior School (Years 9 to 12), small classes combined with a breadth of subject choices enable students to develop their skills through regular feedback during class and with coursework, and be thoroughly prepared for examinations.

Despite record enrolments and waiting lists, Haileybury has the following indicative class sizes:

Classes Sizes

Early Learning Centre

Reception and Pre-Prep

One teacher

Once teacher plus assistant

  

15

24

Junior School

Preparatory to Year 4

All normal classes

  

22

Middle School

Years 5 to 6

Literacy & Numeracy

Years 7 to 8

All normal classes

  

20

 

20

Pre-Senior

Year 9

All normal classes

  

20

Senior School

Years 10 to 12 (VCE)

Tutor Groups

Year 10 and Units 1&2 classes

Units 3&4 and Enhancement classes

  

20

18

15

Note:

  • Where numbers exceed indicative sizes because of unforeseen factors, additional staffing may be provided
  • Tolerance: two students for all classes
  • Council may vary policy if government funding arrangements or educational strategies change
  • The City campus has a tolerance of 4 students per class