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Mirani State School Homework Policy
 
Mirani State School has adopted the following Education Queensland policy in relation to homework.
 
New homework guidelines for Queensland State Schools will help children establish a balanced lifestyle that allows time for activities with family and friends.
We have consulted with our school community to ensure a common-sense framework for students, teachers and parents.
 
The homework guidelines for different age groups are as follows:
 
In the Prep year, generally students will not be set homework.
  • Homework in Prep involves daily home reading and sight word practice, as introduced by classroom teacher.
  • Homework in Years 1 and 2 could be up to - but generally not more than - an hour each week
  • Homework in Years 3 and 4 could be up to - but generally not more than – 90 mins
  • Homework in Years 5 and 6 could be up to - but generally not more than – 2 hours each week
  • Individual programs aimed at a student’s learning needs may be issued.
  • Specialist subjects may have some home time requirements
  • Students in our Instrumental Program are required to practise 20 min per day on 3 days per week.
ALL STUDENTS SHOULD LEARN WORDS / SPELLINGS & NUMBER FACTS, AS WELL AS READ, EVERYDAY.
 
For our younger students, it is important that parents get involved by reading books to them and encouraging them in a range of activities.
For the older students, parents can help them balance the amount of time spent completing homework, watching television, playing electronic games, playing sport, cultural pursuits and doing chores.
Good communication between teachers, students and parents is also very important to ensure students reach their full potential.