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 Homework

An amount of homework will be set each night for the children to complete.  The aim of this is to teach student discipline and the necessity of taking some small responsibility for their own learning.  We ask your support in this activity.

Homework activities could take many formats in summary:

  • Home learning is an extension of what happens at school and can take a variety of forms.
  • Home learning is seen as a self-discipline and as a supplement to school activities.
  • The emphasis on homework may vary according to the age of the student.
  • Homework is not designed to cause arguments at home.
  • Care should be taken when giving research style work as people may not have equal access to equal reference material at home.
  • Especially for older children, encourage them to read newspapers, watch news, current affairs programs and history programs.
  • Homework is not set on weekends.
  • Homework may involve ongoing project style work.
  • Be aware of how long homework is taking children to complete.

The time involved will vary from grade to grade and student to student, but a guideline for primary age children would be 5 minutes (Year 1) to 40 minutes (Year 6) per night.  If your child has more than this for homework per night on a regular basis, please consult the class teacher to discuss reasons and adjustments.  Homework should never become a chore or a family problem.  If this becomes the case, you should immediately contact your child’s teacher to discuss the problem.