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Homework

At Woree State High School, there is no such thing as “no homework”.

Homework provides students with opportunities to consolidate their classroom learning, pattern behaviour for lifelong learning beyond the classroom and involve family members in their learning. It is important that students develop good work and study habits and the ability to plan and use their time efficiently. However, it is equally important that any study and homework plan take into account the need to have a balanced lifestyle. This includes sufficient time for family, recreation, cultural and employment where appropriate.

Student Responsibilities 

Homework and study are part of a student’s daily routine and non-completion will put them at a disadvantage. Students are expected to:

  • Use their planner (in conjunction with their assessment calendar) to plan daily, weekly and monthly task completion
  • Bring their planner to school every day and record each lesson’s homework at the end of each period
  • Check their planner either the night before or the following morning and use it to pack the equipment and books that will be needed for the day’s lessons. 

Parents/Caregivers can support their student by: 

  • Ensuring an appropriate location to complete homework, preferably away from TV and other distractions
  • Encouraging them to organise their time and take responsibility for their learning
  • Helping them to balance the amount of time spent completing homework, watching television, playing computer games, playing sport and engaging in other recreational activities
  • Helping them to complete tasks by discussing key questions or directing them to resources, encouraging them to read and to take an interest in and discuss current local, national and international events
  • Taking advantage of local library facilities
  • Contacting the relevant teacher to discuss any concerns about the nature of homework and their children's approach to the homework. ontacting the relevant teacher to discuss any concerns about the nature of homework and their children's approach to the homework. 

Guidelines

While the amount of time will vary according to year level, course of study and learning needs, all students will be assigned homework. 

On average, time allocation should be as follows:

Junior Secondary

  • Year 7: up to 4-6 hours per week
  • Year 8: up to 5-6 hours per week 

Middle Secondary

  • Year 9: up to 6-7 hours per week
  • Year 10: up to 7-10 hours per week 

Senior Secondary

  • Year 10: up to 7-10 hours per week
  • Year 11 & 12: up to 10-15 hours per week 

Remember: It is the quality of the time that counts!

Homework includes:

  • Consolidation exercises and practice for mastery (eg maths or grammar exercises, spelling, facts recall)
  • Revision of current class work
  • Preparation for forthcoming classroom learning (collecting relevant materials, items, information, reading of set text, novel, etc.)
  • Assignment completion, preparation for oral presentations
  • Research, including internet research. 

The School Library is open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 3.00pm

Student Assessment 

All students will be issued with a calendar of all assessment dates (relevant to their year level) by Week 3 of each Semester.

Woree State High School’s assessment policy requires all students to submit all pieces of assessment. Exceptions to this rule are possible only through detailed consultation with relevant Deputy Principal or Head of Department. 

Woree State High School Study Centre 

To assist with homework and assignments we encourage students to attend the Woree State High School Study Centre. 

During 2018, Renard Aybar (Head of Department Support 4 Students) will be joined by Woree State High School teachers to provide free homework assistance for all Year 7 – 12 students.
 

For further information please contact Renard Aybar on (07) 4081 5209.