Homework Guidelines

​​​The purpose for homework is to:

  • encourage opportunities for the students to review and reinforce learning that is initiated in the classroom;
  • develop self-discipline and effective study habits that students require in secondary school and later in life; and
  • provide parents/caregivers with an opportunity to be directly involved in their child’s education.

At St Joachim’s we believe that homework should not cause family stress or jeopardize the right of children to enjoy a balanced lifestyle.  Our approach supports the importance of family time, relaxation and play, and acknowledges the varied outside of school hours’ activities in which the students participate.

Year Level
Amount of time that you may expect your child to spend on homework
Homework is likely to consist of the following activities
Prep
N/A

~ Reading to/with/by parents or caregivers.

Years 1 & 2
15 mins per day

~ Reading to/with/by parents or caregivers.

~ Preparations for oral presentations
    e.g. Show & Tell.

~ Review & reinforce sight words/spelling.

Year 3 & 4
Up to 30 mins per day
 
Homework may be completed daily or over a weekly period.

~ Reading to/with/by parents or caregivers.

~ Preparations for oral presentations
    e.g. Show & Tell.

~ Review & reinforce multiplication/ division
    facts and spelling words.

Years 5 & 6
Up to but not more than 3 hours per week. 
 
 

~ Independent daily reading

~ Review & reinforce multiplication/ division
    facts and spelling words.

~ May include extension of class work & working
   on assignments that are carried over from 
   classroom work.