Small Class Sizes
Small school, big achievers.
Good Shepherd intentionally promotes small classes, particularly in the early years, because we know that class size really does make a difference.
Small classes enable us to provide caring, individualised attention to cater for your child’s specific learning needs and strengths.
Smaller numbers also mean that teachers are aware of every student and can ensure that your child stays engaged and understands what is being taught, while also being able to apply individualised feedback to their learning.
With fewer students, each class feels like a caring family where children and teachers can connect more closely with each other, make friends and grow in confidence as they express their ideas and apply new knowledge.
This approach is supported by up-to-date research, which highlights the direct correlation between small class sizes and improved student outcomes, not just academically but also socially and emotionally. Teachers are also able to communicate more frequently with each and every family as they track progress and report to parents.