"Homework gives children the chance to consolidate what they have learnt at school. It allows for the fact that the children learn and work at different rates and have different needs. It gives parents the opportunities to encourage, express approval and in general, relate positively to their children. It develops productive long term habits of learning and planning."

Parents, Teachers, Partners
Barry Dwyer

Homework Policy

Children are given homework each week and parents are asked to assist teachers by providing supervision and encouragement. Please contact your child's teacher if there are any problems. All homework is to be done neatly and signed by parents. We do ask parents to hear their child read each night.

If the child has a book that is too difficult, please return it immediately so that a more suitable book can be chosen. Reading books are to be kept in a plastic bag.

Approximate time expectation for each Grade for Reading and set homework activities:

Kindergarten                             15 minutes

Stage 1                                     20 minutes

Stage 2                                     20-30 minutes

Stage 3                                     40-50 minutes per night    

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St Mary's Primary School

Wheelers Lane PO Box 4141 Dubbo NSW 2830
Tel: 02 6882 4790
Fax: 68844525