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Our school has a well defined set of policies and procedures which can be found in our Parent handbook (PDF, 843 KB).

Our school has a comprehensive anti-bullying program (PDF, 357 KB) and appropriate strategies for dealing with bullying are regularly taught to our students.

If you cannot download the document/s linked from this page, please contact us and we will provide a copy via the school office.

 

Homework Policy

CRITERIA FOR EFFECTIVE HOMEWORK:  Purposeful learning

  • The task is connected to classroom work 
  • The task contributes to student achievement and/or attitude towards learning – e.g. provision of feedback from assessment, especially of writing
  • Is manageable by students, teacher and families – not onerous.
  • If correction is necessary, time taken is balanced against the class teaching program time allocations.
  • The content selected requires practice for mastery – e.g. may reinforce retention of key concepts in English and Mathematics
  • Tasks are differentiated according to student needs and abilities.
  • Strategies change throughout the year to ensure students retain interest and are gaining the practice/learning required.
 
Requirements:  These are to be monitored
  • Reading every day to develop skills of reading and comprehension for students in Prep to Year 2.
  • Reading regularly (at least four times per week but preferably daily) for leisure and to develop general knowledge and vocabulary in Years 3 to 6.  Some examples may include:
    • Reading a Novel to engage the student in how writers construct their story to engage readers.
    • Reading magazines and factual material in areas of interest to students may be used as stimuli for writing at school
    • Set research topics to provide students with content knowledge to support classroom learning in areas such as Science, Geography, History and Health
  • Weekly interaction with words to build spelling skills and word knowledge.
    • Choose two to three activities to complete each week around the current spelling focus.
    • For students experiencing great difficulty, no more than 3 words each week.
  • Regular practice in Number Facts until a reasonable standard of accuracy and speed is attained.
  • Parents must be informed of the homework
 
Considerations:
  • There is no expectation for teachers to provide homework outside the above requirements. However, if additional tasks are set, they will need to align with the ‘Criteria for Effective Homework: Purposeful Learning’ to ensure homework is contributing to learning.
  • Reading and practice can include the use of technology – e.g. Mathletics for number facts, concepts and repetitive practice, Reading Eggs
  • The development of habits of home studies (consistency of time allocated, working towards completion of a task, organisation of materials and feedback) may need consultation with parents to ensure students do have leisure time that is balanced with school work.  
    • Time management through the use of a diary (hard or electronic)
    • Planning and monitoring the process of completion of an assignment or project
    • Use of a task sheet to clearly outline the expectations and timelines.
    • If there are students who are not completing homework tasks the supervisor is alerted and strategies devised to assist the student.