Regular homework and revision of school work is necessary if a student is to be successful.
It is important that definite times for homework be fixed for each night, taking into account family and student commitments. The approximate times to be devoted to homework will vary depending on student programs and needs.
Years 10, 11 and 12 – approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours per night
Years 7, 8 and 9 – approximately 1 to 1.5 hours per night
Homework forms an important part of the learning process and except in the purely practical subjects will be set on a regular basis.
Homework is basically of three types:
Set homework which can take the form of either written work or learning/research work. It is important that such homework is regularly checked or most students will soon come to neglect it.
Private study which may take the form of revision, working on ahead or wider reading. Students should be encouraged to do this type of study and plan their own study program.
Assignments which are set well in advance of the due date. Regular checks should be made on the progress in these major tasks. The job can be subdivided into several due dates.
The school homework diary should be checked and signed by parents regularly, as should actual homework.