Homework is the part of school life that affects home life most directly. In a Catholic school, it is desirable for homework to have positive enriching benefits. It is often the daily link between school and home. Some of these benefits include:

  • Encouraging the development of student responsibility for learning
  • the opportunity for children to consolidate what they have learnt at school
  • the development of good long term work and study habits as a preparation for further study
  • opportunities to engage parents in their child’s education and develop a regular parental awareness of their child’s progress, strengths and weaknesses. 

The maximum time to be spent on set homework for each year level per week, based on a four-night program, will be:

  • Prep                  up to 20 minutes
  • Years 1 and 2    40 minutes – 80 minutes              
  • Years 3 and 4    80 minutes – 2 hours
  • Years 5 and 6    2 – 3 hours

Note: the supervision of homework by parents should not lead to stressful situations. Teachers and parents/carers should engage in conversation with one another with the aim to provide appropriate support to the child.