Each student will be provided with homework every fortnight for Science and Technology. The students collect their homework on the Monday Week A and return it completed on Friday Week B. It is the student's responsibility to return their homework to Mrs Beaton by the correct date. Return to Mrs Beaton at staffroom or in classroom - initial homework sheet to identify it has been handed in.
If the student fails to return their homework the following procedure will be put into place:
- Non Completion/ Failure to hand in 1 - Warning 1 - Lunchtime detention - student uses this time to complete any unfinished homework
- Non Completion 2/ Failure to hand in - Warning 2 - Lunchtime detention - student uses this time to complete any unfinished homework - letter sent home to remind parents/student of importance of homework
- Non Completion 3/ Failure to hand in - Warning 3 - Lunchtime detention - phonecall home to parent to discuss issues
- Non Completion 4/ Failure to hand in - After school detention
Why is homework so important?
Homework bridges the gap between learning at school and learning at home. It reinforces work done in class. It helps develop skills such as research and time management. Homework helps to establish the habits of study, concentration and self discipline. Parents/caregivers have the opportunity to see the progress of their child. Homework provides challenges and stimulus to gifted and talented children.
The basic rules of homework are that it:
- is appropriate for each student's age and ability
- takes into account students' other commitments, such as sport, part-time employment and home responsibilities
- takes into account technology such as email and the Internet so that students without access are not disadvantaged.
Three types of homework
- Practice Exercises help students to remember and practise newly acquired skills - such as memorising mathematical tables, practising spelling words, writing essays and reading for pleasure.
- Preparatory Homework requires students to source and read background information to prepare them for future lessons on a specific subject - such as reading an article on the Gold Rush in preparation for a lesson in Australian history.
- Extension Assignments encourage students to pursue knowledge individually and imaginatively. Assignments may include writing a book review, researching local news or retrieving items from the Internet.