Berry Public School

Growing In Knowledge

Telephone02 4464 1158

Class groupings

Classes are organised upon student numbers, they can comprise straight years or can be composite classes.  Composite classes or split-years will have students from 2 year groups in the same class. 

We take great care in ensuring that every student is placed in a classroom that best meets his/her needs. Factors such as learning and social benefits are of prime importance.

Schooling in NSW is organised into seven stages of learning across primary and secondary school

Learning Stages

Primary School from Kindergarten to Year 6 (K-6) encompasses four stages of learning.

  • Early Stage = Kindergarten (starting from five years of age)
  • Stage 1 = Years 1 and 2
  • Stage 2 = Years 3 and 4
  • Stage 3 = Years 5 and 6

Special groupings also occur across the school to promote student’s academic and social learning. These include graded mathematics groups in Stages 2 and 3, reading/spelling groups in Stage 1 and buddy classes from Kindergarten to Year 6.

We have a highly productive learning support team that provides advice and support for students in the form of small group learning sessions and individual assistance with School Learning Support Officers (SLSOs).