Homework (PDF, 1.3MB) gives students the opportunity to build upon their class work and involve family members in their learning.
To help find a balance between family life and helping students reach their full potential, Boondall State School has outlined expectations in this Homework Policy (PDF, 1.7MB) which out guidelines for homework, including the amount of time students should spend on homework each week. At Boondall State School, we have outlined our approach below, The Homework Policy has been endorsed by the Parents and Citizens Association.
A balanced approach to homework plays an important role in a child's education. At our school, we promote homework as an opportunity for:
- students to develop self-discipline and independence,
- parents to see and share their children's education.
The following offers a guide to parents on age-appropriate homework expectations:
Duration: Up to 60 minutes per week
Focus: Reinforcing literacy skills
- Daily reading to, with, and by parents/caregivers
- Discussions about books
- Linking concepts with familiar activities (e.g. shopping, cooking)
- Talking about what is happening at school.
Duration: Up to 120 minutes per week
Focus: Reinforcing new concepts and independence
- Daily independent reading
- Class work from each subject are (as required)
- Extension of class work and projects (as required).
At Boondall State School, we focus on the basics of reading, spelling and number study but also provide optional extras for students looking for further extension through the use of online site,