Homework and Study
Homework is a vital part of any student's study programme. It will be set regularly in most subject areas, so students must quickly settle into an organised programme at the start of each term. Ideally, homework should be done at a table away from noise and other distracting influences.
Suggested minimum homework study periods per school day:
|Years P - 2||as suggested by teacher|
|Years 3 - 5||30 minutes|
|Years 6 - 7||45 - 60 minutes|
|Years 8 - 9||1.5 hours|
|Year 10||2 hours|
|Year 11||2.5 hours|
|Year 12||3 hours|
On occasions when homework is not specifically set, students are expected to revise work already covered, read English novels or extend themselves academically in other areas. Remember, there is no such thing as no homework! All students must keep a systematic record of their homework in this Diary.
This diary must be kept in good condition, free of any graffiti or decorations. A student who scribbles in his/her own or another student's Diary may be disciplined. A new Diary may need to be purchased from the Uniform Shop. Diaries will be checked and signed regularly at home by the parent and at School by the classroom teacher or Tutor. In the Junior School, Diaries will be checked and signed on a daily basis, while at the Secondary level the diary should be signed on a weekly basis for all students.
Students should also use the Diary to record important dates and deadlines found on the School Calendar. Parents are also encouraged to write notes and comments to teachers in the Diary.