Homework Policy

Allocation and Management

Effective from 1 May 2008

Home work should be a positive experience for the student. It should be:

  • familiar work
  • give the student a certain amount of success
  • be corrected at some stage
  • be encouraged by parents and praised when due
  • give the student a degree of decision making as to when, where how and how much


Homework should not take up too much of the teacher's or class time in correction. Teachers will communicate with parents concerning their expectations and program of homework.

Parents should engage in regular home reading (shared, oral, silent or being read to) with their child. Parents should sign their child's work as necessary. Parents are encouraged to consult with teachers whenever they consider home study is causing anxiety.

Should a child be unable to complete homework, a written explanation is desirable. Students not completing homework or presenting sub-standard work may be asked to complete the work within a specific time-frame. Frequent failure to complete set work will result in the loss of privileges (such as outside lunch time).



Homework is regarded as a worthwhile means of extending the educational and personal development of children. It provides an opportunity for parents to be positively involved in their child's learning. It develops initiative, self responsibility for learning and important study habits for current and future education.

Students need to balance school and other pursuits. They need to relax from academic work but to be successful at school they also need to devote some of their time to homework. They also need to learn to manage their time.