On a regular basis teachers may set homework for children to complete. Whilst we accept that homework is not compulsory we realise that this is an important avenue for parents to see what their child is doing at school. We would hope that parents would actively encourage the completion of all homework. The amount and type of homework is important. Children will be set work that teachers can reasonably expect them to be able to complete without undue assistance from parents.

In the junior year levels, any homework will be largely of an informal nature eg home reading, talking about their day or perhaps activity sheets. As the child moves into the middle and senior year levels, the amount of homework gradually increases. However, the amounts are still relatively small ie 15 – 20 minutes in the middle levels, increasing up to 30 – 40 minutes per night by Year 7.

If at any stage homework begins to cause individual or whole family pressure, please contact the school. Learning, particularly at this level, should be enjoyable.