Homework

Homework

6.15 ST ROBERT’S PRIMARY SCHOOL HOMEWORK POLICY


Rationale:
Homework is a requirement of the curriculum that stimulates, revises, reinforces or consolidates skills and knowledge taught or about to be taught in the classroom.


We believe that:
• Homework given should be appropriate to the level of ability.
• Homework will develop positive study skills for the future.
• Homework should become part of a home routine which will encourage time planning.
• Children will be responsible for their own homework and also be accountable for it.


We will:
• Set homework tasks according to ability and communicated through the class designated format.
• Give homework on a regular basis to develop effective study techniques for the future.
• Set time limits according to grades as discussed at the beginning of the school year and in accordance with planning team decisions.
• Regularly monitor that homework is completed to an acceptable standard.
• As a general guide refer to the following when setting homework -
Prep: At the discretion of the planning team
Gr.1/2: At the discretion of the planning team
Gr.3/4: Approx 1hr 15min - 1hr 45min per week
Gr.5/6: Approx 2hrs - 2hrs 30 min. per week