HOMEWORK & REPORTING
The school's policy is that homework be given. It is suggested that a greater focus on literacy occurs in the early years. Homework may be modified according to the needs of the children.
Normally teachers will outline their homework procedures at their Parent/Teacher information meeting held in February of each year. Teachers are encouraged to use the homework grid which allows for both compulsory and optional activities as well as valuing the many commitments students have outside the school. Parents are expected to support teachers in their supervision of homework.
Homework is expected to be completed appropriately and at a high standard. It is the teachers' responsibility to ensure homework is marked and returned within an appropriate timeframe. In the event that homework becomes difficult, parents are asked to communicate these difficulties to the class teacher. Homework should be an opportunity to reinforce known concepts, with a particular focus on literacy (in the early years), should difficulties with time occur please let the teachers know. Homework should not be an unpleasant experience for parents or children.
RECOMMENDED HOMEWORK TIME PER NIGHT
10 - 15 mins / school night
15 - 20 mins / school night
20 - 30 mins / school night
Verbal conference & written feedback
Parent/Teacher info evening
To review documented progress
To review self assessment
To allow both teacher and parents to become acquainted
For teachers to give an overview of the curriculum program for the year
To refer to evidence of skills acquired, work quality, strengths & difficulties
To discuss academic, and non-academic development
To set goals for the following term
To refer to all documented assessments
To identify areas of strength, progress & difficulty
To report demonstration of curriculum learning
When needed & appropriate
The beginning of the school year
End of term 1 & 3 are compulsory, plus as necessary
The end of each semester and to be copies and added to student's folio in school master file