As part of a comprehensive and balanced curriculum within Victorian schools, homework is one way of supporting and fostering life-long learning and connecting families with the learning of their children.
It is important for children to have a balanced lifestyle which includes sufficient time for family, sport and recreation as well as cultural pursuits.
At Craigieburn Primary School, homework provides opportunities to practice skills learned in their classroom. Parents can support their child by developing a positive approach to homework, reading with them, talking with them and involving them in learning opportunities during everyday household routines.
Teachers have set tasks for your child that they may complete at home. The homework activities that are set are related to what is being taught in the classroom. Additional homework tasks may be arranged by the classroom teacher as well as listed on the school website.
The following is a suggested amount of time to be spent on homework:
- Foundation, Grades 1 and 2: 10 – 15 minutes
- Grades 3 and 4: 30 minutes
- Grades 5 and 6: 45 minutes