All girls are expected to do homework on a regular basis and to develop skills in self managed study and time management. Re-visiting learning within 24 hours of first developing new ideas and skills ensures effective long-term learning takes place.
Apart from seeing that formal set homework is completed, parents should also encourage their daughters to keep up to date with recent events through news programmes on television or radio and the by reading the newspapers. We should also like to emphasise the importance of developing a regular reading programme of books suitable to each student's age, ability and interests.
Purpose: Homework will assist students to:
- prepare for the next lesson
- develop independent learning and time management skills as tools for future learning
- complete class work or continue with on-going tasks
- reinforce and revise class work
- practise skills learned
- extend and broaded knowledge through independent research and reading
- reinforce the concept of learning as a continuous, self-directed process
- To encourage the development of self-managed study skills, students will be expected to use an appropriate notebook/diary/electronic device.
- Homework will be meaningful and relevant. (It will not necessarily be written work, and tasks will vary according to the requirements of the subject).
- The completion of student homework will be monitored by her teacher where appropriate.
- Teachers will give feedback to the student on set homework where appropriate.
- Recognising that students need time to pursue other interests, teachers will work with the following guidelines:
||up to 1 hour per school day
||up to 1 ½ hours per school day
|Years 11 & 12
||up to 2 hours per school day
||up to 3 hours per subject per week
(this includes study periods at school).
- Homework will not be a requirement during holiday periods; appropriate self-directed study during holiday periods is the student's responsibility.
- Parents will receive advice and guidance relevant to this policy every year.