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Homework

Why we set homework?

Homework provides students with opportunities to consolidate their classroom learning, pattern behaviour for lifelong learning beyond the classroom and involve family members in their learning. When homework is set, it will take into account the need for students to have a balanced lifestyle. This includes sufficient time for family, recreation, and cultural activities where appropriate.

We believe that homework that enhances student learning:

·       Is purposeful and relevant to students’ needs

·       Is appropriate to the phase of learning (early and middle)

·       Is appropriate to the capability of the student

·       Develops time management skills

·       Develops the student's independence as a learner

·       Is varied, challenging and clearly related to class work

·       Allows for student commitment to recreational, family and cultural activities


In the Prep Year, generally students will not be given much homework.  This will bnot more than 40 minutes per week.  i.e. 10 mins/day

In Years 1 and 2 set homework could be up to, but generally not more than 1 hour per week. i.e. 15 mins/day

Homework in Year 3 and 4 could be up to but generally not more than 1.5 hours per week. i.e. 20 mins/day

Homework in Year 5 and Year 6 could be up to but generally not more than 2 hours per week. i.e. 30 mins/day

The suggestions above are a guide in determining the amount of set homework that our students might be expected to undertake.

Labrador State School has a homework policy that is currently be reviewed.  The old policycan be found in the Forms and Documents section of the school website.