Homework Policy

Margaret River Senior High School Homework Statement

Homework Statement

Homework is a strategy to develop motivated students who achieve to the best of their ability and strive for excellence.

Purpose

To allow:

  1. Effective teaching/learning
  2. Completion of teaching/learning programs

To prepare students in lower school for upper school demands/rigour.

To develop a culture of excellence, supporting the school’s commitment to enrichment and engagement priorities.

Practice

Staff are required to set homework for students as part of the learning program.

Homework needs to be:

  • Valid – linked to student’s learning program
  • Educative
  • Purposeful – compliment/reinforce learning program

Staff are to ensure that:

  • Diaries are filled in and used by students
  • Completion of homework is monitored
  • Feedback is provided in a timely manner as required

Staff are to inform parents if homework is not completed:

  • A maximum of two consecutive homework items missed requires parental contact
  • Records of parent contact are to be kept