Homework

Homework Policy



 

In order to assist the children develop independent study habits, homework is set each week and parents are asked to assist teachers by providing supervision and encouragement. The non-completion of homework will not be punished at school, however children may be asked to complete certain work at home and this will be communicated to parents. Homework completion will be monitored and rewarded as appropriate by the individual class teacher.

Homework expectations will be communicated to parents at the meeting held at the beginning of the school year.

 

Kindergarten

A Home Reading program is implemented in Kindergarten. This provides an opportunity for the children to share and practise their developing reading skills. Daily reading is most important. We recommend that students read for a minimum of 10 to 15 minutes Monday to Thursday evenings. Parents will be asked to sign off on the reading component of homework. Practice of sight words may be part of homework in Kindergarten.

 

Stage 1

Children will be expected to read each evening Monday to Thursday for a minimum of 15 minutes. Parents will be asked to sign off on the reading component of homework. Revision of spelling may be part of homework. Children may be given a grid indicating other homework to be completed over a 4 day period. Thr grid may include activities that encourage family interaction and cooperation.

Stage 2

Children will be expected to read each Monday to Thursday for a minimum of 20 minutes. Parents will be asked to sign off on the reading component of homework. Spelling may be part of weekly homework. Children may be asked to complete a grid of their homework activities that may include activities that encourage individual fitness and/or family cooperation.

 

Stage 3

Children will be expected to read each evening for a minimum of 20 minutes. Parents will be asked to sign off all components of homework. Children will complete homework using the grid format. Homework may include compulsory activities and provide scope for some choice. Some activities may include time spent improving physical fitness, assisting in the community or promoting family interaction.