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Homework

The P–12 curriculum, assessment and reporting framework specifies that schools must develop a school homework policy in consultation with the school community.  This Policy has been developed following teacher professional development and consultation with teachers, students PREP-Year 6, parents and carers.

Purpose of Homework

 
Research indicates that homework is effective in supporting learning when it:

• is clearly related to class work

• is appropriate to particular years of schooling

• is varied and differentiated to individual learning needs

• consolidates, revises and/or applies students’ classroom learning

• develops students’ independence as  learners through extension activities such as investigating, researching, writing, designing, making

• assists students to prepare for upcoming classroom learning, such as collecting relevant materials and information, completing surveys and audits

• is monitored by the teacher and frequent opportunities for feedback are provide

Homework tasks may include:

 
  •  Daily reading to, with and by parents/ caregivers or other family members
  •  Daily independent reading
  • Practice of taught or known concepts such as reading, sight words, spelling or numeracy tasks/thinking and reasoning challenges
  • Completion of CHOICE BOARD homework tasks