Students in Years 7 to 10 at St John’s College, Woodlawn are allocated to one of five mixed ability base classes after extensive consultation with staff. In Years 9 & 10, a level of academic streaming does occur within Mathematics classes to meet the requirements of the NESA Stages 5.1/5.2/5.3 Mathematics courses.
Class changes are not made at parent request. On occasions, if welfare or academic concerns arise, College staff will collaborate with families and students to ensure that student needs are being met. Class changes of a Welfare nature will generally only be considered if there is a supporting recommendation provided by a Mental Health Professional.
Year Coordinators and Leaders of Learning are responsible for collating student information and making class placement recommendations to the College Leadership Team. The Principal makes the final decision on all student class placements and staffing allocations.