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Homework

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Homework provides students with opportunities to consolidate their classroom learning, pattern behaviour for lifelong learning beyond the classroom and involve family members in their learning. The setting of homework takes into account the need for students to have a balanced lifestyle. This includes sufficient time for family, recreation, cultural pursuits and employment where appropriate.

Homework that enhances student learning:

  • is purposeful and relevant to students needs 
  • is appropriate to the phase of learning (early, middle and senior) 
  • is appropriate to the capability of the student
  • develops the student’s independence as a learner
  • is varied, challenging and clearly related to class work
  • allows for student commitment to recreational, employment, family and cultural activities

Homework is set by class teachers with these principles in mind. You can help by:

  1. Encouraging your child to do some reading each day
  2. Enrol your child in a public library
  3. Continue to read to your child. Children model themselves on adult behaviour
  4. Reading and signing your child’s diary each night
  5. Attending the parent helper workshops when applicable
  6. Giving your children a routine of study 
  7. Giving home study the respect it deserves

If you would like to discuss your child’s learning, make an appointment to see your child's teacher. If your child needs special help the teacher may offer suggestions on how to help. This contact with the classroom teacher is most important. Interviews can be held at any time during the year but please make an appointment.

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Last reviewed 25 March 2020
Last updated 25 March 2020