At home learning is an essential element supporting the development of independent learning skills, inquiry and investigation, extending and reinforcing work done in the classroom.

Homework Guidelines

  • Homework responsibilities are defined and communicated to students and parents by classroom teachers
  • Homework assignments primarily focus on literacy and numeracy in younger year groups.
  • Students are expected to complete all homework assignments.
  • Students receive prompt, clear feedback on their work from teachers.
  • Teachers communicate with parents of students who fall behind in completing homework assignments.

Homework Purpose:

  • To develop an effective partnership between the teachers and parents to achieve the learning objectives for each child.
  • To consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding, particularly in literacy and numeracy in younger year groups.
  • To serve as a vehicle to assess student’s understanding of classroom learning.
  • To develop student’s independent learning and inquiry outside of school, build confidence, responsibility and self-discipline needed to study on their own.
  • To offer opportunities to develop key skills for information retrieval, planning, analysis and time management in higher year groups.

Homework Good Practices:
Students are expected to work independently. Parents in Foundation Stages and Year 1 should support their children by monitoring homework assignments.

Reading is one of the most fundamental and powerful at home practices for learning. Please read to your child and encourage your child read to you at home, especially if you are a parent of a child in Foundation Stages or Year 1.


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