Our homework is designed to consolidate children’s classroom learning, pattern behaviour for lifelong learning beyond the classroom and involve family members in their learning.
Teachers help establish a routine of regular, independent study by setting homework on a regular basis. They will discuss with parents and caregivers any developing problems concerning their child’s homework and suggest strategies to assist with their homework.
Students take responsibility for their own learning by accepting responsibility for the completion of homework tasks within set time frames. They are to seek assistance when difficulties arise.
Students are encouraged to organise their time to manage home obligations, participate in physical activity and sports, recreational and cultural activities.
Parents can help by reading to children, talking with them and involving them in tasks at home. They can also help children to complete tasks by discussing key questions or directing them to resources.
In the Prep year, generally students will not be set homework.
In Years 1-3 set homework could be up to but generally not more than 10-15 minutes a night.
In Years 4-6 homework could be up to but generally not more than 30-40 minutes per night.
For additional information please refer to the Dayboro State School Homework Policy (PDF, 386KB).