Homework is an important part of the school curriculum. Each school has its own specific homework policy. Homework provides students with opportunities to consolidate their classroom learning, develop good study habits and involve family members in their learning. All homework set is relevant to the current learning students are engaging in during the school day.
Education Queensland supports homework and has developed a sliding scale of how much homework students in various year levels should expect. Outback Advantage schools are homework schools. We believe that the homework provided by the school is the minimum amount of work that students should do outside of hours. We also believe that the amount of homework provided and the timelines for completion are reasonable.
Time required to complete homework:
- In the Prep Year, generally students will be set reading and sight word homework.
- In Years 1, 2 and 3, set homework could be up to but generally not more than 1- 2 hour per week.
- Homework in Year 4 and Year 5 could be up to but generally not more than 2-3 hours per week.
- Homework in Year 6 could be up to but generally not more than 3-4 hours per week.