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Class Placement Requests

Teachers and Administrators take the responsibility of creating POD lists very seriously and put much time and effort into creating balanced PODs. Parents are welcome to make requests for their child/children to be in a particular POD. Please remember we enroll PODs, not classes. This means that students in a POD will be in two classrooms and share two teachers throughout their year.  When producing POD lists we take a number of criteria into consideration including:

  • intellectual, social, emotional and physical development
  • learning styles and strengths of students
  • degree of independence in student work habits
  • integration of Special Education students
  • grouping certain types of learners for EA support
  • balancing levels of achievement
  • balancing gender numbers
  • social compatibility of groups and individuals

Please note that requests must have an education reason or purpose (being with friends is not an educational purpose).

Where possible, we will honour parent requests but please understand that we must also work within the Ministry of Education guidelines on class size and composition.  Therefore, it may not be possible to make all requests happen.

Parents who would like to request a specific class or teacher may do so by completing the form below and returning it to the school by June 21, 2024.