Homework is an educational activity that is viewed as an important element of a student's progress at school. We believe that homework is an appropriate school experience to further develop organisational skills and study habits as well as furthering the home/school partnership.
Homework is given to all students K-6. Homework is not compulsory in K-2 (DET guidelines), however, it is encouraged. Home reading is particularly important for a student's reading development. Homework enhances student learning and assists in developing organisational skills.
Homework is related directly to classroom experiences.
Homework is expected to be completed each week.
Specific homework procedure for each class will be outlined to parents at the beginning of each year in parent/teacher meetings or in class information sheets.
Time allocation of homework recognises that children need time to play and enjoy leisure and physical activities outside school.
Parents support teachers in the completion of homework
Parents communicate with teachers if there are any problems.
Students complete homework independently, however, family members may give guidance but are not to complete the homework.
Parents are to provide homework books.
Homework is regular and given at the beginning of each week, or, in some cases, later in the week, but completion time is four nights.
Homework is marked and feedback is given to the child.
Homework expectations, including any research assignments, are clearly defined.