Regular homework as given by the teachers and home-study are important for the consolidation of learning. It provides the student with opportunities to consolidate and extend on the knowledge and skills learnt in class, as well as enabling the student to develop independent study habits which are necessary for both future study and work expectations.
Teachers set homework regularly and review each student’s progress. The amount of homework will vary according to student learning needs, year level and subject. To assist students in achieving a suitable balance between homework and recreational activities, the following pattern of homework/study is suggested as a minimum:
- Years 7 & 8 5 – 6 hours per week
- Years 9 & 10 8 – 10 hours per week
- Years 11 & 12 15 hours plus per week
Types of homework / homestudy include:
-completion of work unfinished during class-time
-completing notes and other work missed during absences
-revision of class work and preparation of tests
-tasks, projects and assignments set by teachers to be completed at home
- Each student will use a College planner to record homework tasks and due dates. Effective homework and home study are best achieved when organised and completed as part of a time management routine.
- Effective homework / homestudy requires a suitable environment, one that is quiet with minimal disturbances.
- Parents are encouraged to review the use of the College planner weekly and access Compass to check and discuss homework with their child on a regular basis.
- Homework must be submitted by the due date.