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Homework

All students are expected to do homework on a regular basis. This helps develop skills in time management and encourages self-managed study. Re-visiting learning within 24 hours of discovering a new concept or skill helps retain that information long-term.

As well as helping with homework and seeing it is completed, we encourage parents to keep their daughters up to date with current events in the media. We would also like to emphasise the importance of students developing an interest in reading age-appropriate books that expand and build upon their current interests.

Homework will assist students to:

  • 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
  • extend and broaden knowledge through independent research and reading 

Objectives

Homework will be meaningful and relevant.  

Recognising that students need time to pursue other interests, teachers will work alongside the student to manage their workload. For example,

Year 9 - up to 1 hour in total per school day

Year 10 - up to 1½ hours in total per school day

Years 11 and 12 - up to 2 hours in total per school day

Year 13 - up to 3 hours in total per subject per week (this includes study periods at school.)

Homework needs to have appropriate deadlines and be respectful of home and family time

Homework will not be required during holiday periods; appropriate self-directed study during holiday periods is the student's responsibility.

The policy will be made available to parents in the handbook.