Homework constitutes the return of requested information to the
school, the completion of regular classroom assignments and the reinforcement /
consolidation of skills and special projects determined by classroom teachers.
Our policy assumes classroom time has been used wisely.
Recommended Homework/Study Time
1 – 3 …. 15-30 minutes nightly
Grades 4 - 6 ...... 30-60 minutes nightly
Grades 7 - 8 ...... 70-80 minutes nightly
Grades 9 – 11 …… 90-110 minutes nightly
curriculum learning expectations (the knowledge and skills students
must acquire to be successful) and assists students in the completion of daily
class work and their assigned homework. (i.e. math exercises, note-taking, good
classroom learning (practice drills, study skills, review)
needs to be monitored
and checked consistently by teachers (daily use of agenda, consequences
for incomplete work)
evaluation of student progress
daily assigned reading
studies, research, use of public libraries, reading for pleasure)
needs to be fair and
students should have equal access to resources they need to complete homework)
a good place to do homework and have the necessary materials.
some achievable goals and manage your time well to achieve them.
your homework time and stick to it. Use the agenda planner daily!
a monthly calendar near your study area with important due dates.
responsible for yourself.
what homework has been assigned and record it in your agenda
for some review and study time
to the teacher prior to class when problems with homework occur.
your child find an appropriate study area. (e.g. a place where interruptions
will be minimal and where the atmosphere is conducive to a concentrated /
with creating a timetable and setting of priorities. Emphasize benefits of
regular homework time yet allow for some flexibility. Please review your
child's agenda book.
some time with your child but let him/her do the actual work.
that unedited unmarked work is returned to school.
or write a note if homework presented problems or could not be completed.
opportunities for your child to talk about school by asking specific
questions which require explanations rather than "Nothing" or
"Yes/No" replies. (e.g. 'What are you studying in Science at the
/ encourage accomplishments. Note that some children choose to spend
prolonged periods of time on topics of particular interest. Other long-term
assignments should not wait to the last minute to get started.
and promote the importance of reading and learning at home. Research
clearly shows that reading to and with your child has long term benefits.
your child is absent from school for a period of time please ensure there is
appropriate follow-up for any assignments missed.
students the skills required to study effectively (e.g. schedule planning,
note-taking, partnering, memory helpers, use of student planners, time
homework assignments to include practice, preparation for upcoming
topics/events, extension assignments and creative applications.
parents of upcoming topics, important dates and when homework
responsibilities have been neglected. Communication is on- going.
homework with other staff to avoid overload.
explain the purpose and nature of assignments to students.
homework on a regular basis and provide student with feedback.
remedial assistance beyond regular class time.
Why Homework ?
builds effective study habits.
develops personal responsibility.
helps establish regular routines.
informs parents about current curriculum.
Teachers, parents/guardians and students are all
partners in the homework process!
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