Time management and organisation are important work and life skills. At Paralowie we help students develop these skills in a number of ways. Participation in personal development programs, extracurricular activities and homework are some avenues in which students can practice these skills.
Homework is an extension and consolidation of the work that has been covered in class. It is a link to classroom learning. Our homework expectations are outlined in our student diary.
Homework gives students the opportunity to develop skills in:
- Study techniques (including revision and preparation for tests and exams)
- Use of resources
- Time management and personal organisation
Homework provides students with an opportunity to:
- Undertake activities not possible in class
- Involve their family in their study program
- Develop their literacy and numeracy skills
- Be creative and innovative
- Catch up and extend themselves in their studies
- Study outside the school environment
- Learn the ideas and concepts presented in class
Homework is designed to:
- Be motivating and challenging rather than repetitious and tedious
- Cater for the individual student’s needs
- Improve literacy and numeracy skills
- Be set regularly and monitored by teachers and parents
Set subject homework can be accessed on DayMap by using the student’s login.
Teachers will provide detailed and explicit instructions for homework tasks, students may refer to the notes on DayMap to support them complete their homework. Parents are able to see the homework that has been set by logging into the Parent Portal on DayMap, this is an excellent way to develop an understanding of the homework expectations. We also ask parents/caregivers to talk with their child about their homework regularly.
As students progress to Year 12 their timetable may include programmed study lessons. Most Year 12 students studying Year 12 subjects will have 10 study lessons per week. These study lessons can be used in a variety of ways. The Senior School Centre has a variety of study spaces available at all times, to accommodate student needs. Students may also use this time to access support from subject teachers. VET students use this study time to complete subject requirements in Years 11 and 12.
Students are expected to use their study time productively and are reminded that they are required to sign in to the study lesson area at the start of each scheduled lesson.
Work not completed during study lessons should be completed at home as ‘homework’.