As the school year in Australia comes to a close, teachers are busy preparing ways to say “Thank you” to their classroom aides and volunteers, organising gifts for their students (remember to add a 9 square Christmas puzzle), and gifts their students can make for their parents (a poem makes a great gift).
With all that going on, one would think it impossible for teachers to think ahead to the new school year, but they do; and are already making preparations to ensure the beginning of the year goes smoothly.
If students and teachers are fortunate enough to know to which class they will be allocated in the following year, things can be much easier.
One school made the transition from one year to the next more efficient than most with which I’d been involved.
The process of allocating children to new classes can be daunting
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