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Homework Guidelines

Homework and study are important parts of learning. Homework is assigned by the teacher to reinforce the knowledge that you learn in the classroom. Studying is independently revising the material learned in class. Many students think of studying as something that is done only to prepare for an exam; however, studying is best conducted regularly to make sure you understand all the concepts you are learning in class. Studying can include making flashcards, taking detailed notes, making outlines, and reading. 


Homework includes set assignments or tasks, completion of unfinished class work, performance practice, reading prescribed texts, working on major projects, practical works or revision of the day’s work. 

Types of homework activities

  • Working on an assessment task
  • Working on a homework task
  • Revising/reading over/summarising the day’s notes
  • Preparing for an exam
  • Reading a novel
  • Revising spelling
  • Mathspace activities
  • Education Perfect activities
  • Edrolo revision and activities

Undertaking homework enables students to:

  • Manage workload
  • Overcome procrastination
  • Develop resilience
  • Set goals
  • Manage stress
  • Strike a balance between, homework, leisure and family responsibilities  

Recommended time for homework

An example / guideline suggestion - Ten minutes for every school year per night: -

  • Year 7 - 70 minutes
  • Year 8 - 80 minutes
  • Year 9 - 90 minutes
  • Year 10 - 100 minutes
  • Year 11 - 110 minutes
  • Year 12 - 120 minutes

Homework for students in the Hub

Parents/care providers with students enrolled in the Hub, will be advised by their class teacher of homework requirements for students in Hub Lessons. Homework goals and expectations will also be negotiated at Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings.

Students from the Hub participating in mainstream classes will be required to meet the homework and assessment requirements of the mainstream class teachers.

Need a PDF of the Homework Guidelines? Click here.

30/30 literacy@home is a strategy to improve your literacy skills through regular practice and contact with texts.

30/30 means 30 minutes of reading per day and 30 minutes of WordFlyers per week.