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Homework at Peregian Springs State School

Homework provides students with opportunities to consolidate class work, pattern behaviour for lifelong learning beyond primary school and involve families.  Peregian Springs school community also recognises that it is important for students to have time for family, play, leisure and physical activities outside of school and know importance of balancing this with homework.

At Peregian Springs State School, homework is relevant to individual needs and plays an integral role in consolidating the teaching and learning that occurs in the classroom, particularly in the area of reading development.

Peregian Springs State School includes an opt out option with regard to participation in homework. This decision is one that will be made at a family level and then formally communicated to the classroom teacher by the parents/carers. Such a decision will be respected and supported by the school.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • Homework is set regularly by teachers in the format of: Must Do, Should Do and Could Do activities.
  • Teachers will make clear class expectations at least at the start of each term and will check homework progress regularly.
  • Homework should be a review/consolidation of aspects of subject matter being taught at school.
  • Homework is to be seen as a shared responsibility between home and school.
  • Parents and students collaborate to decide best times for homework completion
  • Parents should encourage children to take responsibility for their learning and homework organisation. Guidance and positive feedback will support the process. 
  • Whilst we recognise the responsibility of parents to monitor the completion of homework to a satisfactory standard, children are allowed to make and learn from mistakes.
  • Homework is not seen as an assessment to be carried out by parents, but as a learning process for the student.
  • If there is a difficulty in completing homework, parents are to immediately cease homework and inform the class teacher.
  •   As outlined above, parents do have an opt out option in relation to homework.
  • In any one night, no child should be required to complete homework longer than the times set out below. 


Providing work for your child during absence from school.

Class teachers do not provide work for students going on holidays during term time. You may wish to talk to your class teacher about accessing our online learning sites such as Reading Eggs and Mathletics. Alternatively here is a Travel Pack.pdf which you can print off and complete with your child while you are away.  
 
If your child is absent due to lengthy illness please contact your class teacher for suggestions and information about possible work to complete at home.