Homework and assignments

The setting of homework and assignments is left to the discretion of the teachers within the course Professional Learning Team.

The purpose of homework and assignments are to:

  • consolidate and practise the work done in class;
  • provide remediation when students haven’t learnt the work;
  • provide extension work when students have learnt the work;
  • review previously taught topics and years’ work; and to 
  • complete tasks unable to be completed in class time.

Homework and assignments should be differentiated so that all the students will be able to complete the task. Only work which is within the scope of the students should be given and there should be sufficient time allowed for the students to complete the set task.

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It is expected that when homework or assignments are set that all students will complete the task. If this does not occur then it is expected that the teacher will communicate this to parents through the  ‘homework incomplete stamp’ in the student's diary.

All students are invited to attend Academic Support which is provided four times a week.  Academic Support is supervised by the Leaders of Learning in each Key Learning Area who provide subject-based academic support for students wishing to complete homework or assignments in a supported environment.

The expectation with regards to homework is that it will be given to Years 7-10 students three to four times per week and to Years 11-12 students four to five times per week.

Alternative formats for assignment presentations could include posters, models, collages, games, quizzes, biographies, role plays, surveys, practical demonstrations, interviews, films, Power Points and imaginative writing.  Technology can be incorporated into both the research and presentation of the assignment.  

In the case of formal assessment tasks, students should be given an outline of the task with clearly defined expectations and outcomes. The assessment criteria should be given to the student prior to the commencement of the task.

A student diary is issued to each student.  Parents are asked to check and to sign this diary at least once a week.  Pastoral Care teachers check these diaries once a week.