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At St Patrick’s Primary School, we recognise that learning takes place wherever a child is, whether it is at school, at home, or out in the community.  We also recognise that parents are the first teachers of children and what an important ongoing role that is for a child.

We believe that homework complements classroom learning, fosters good study habits and provides an opportunity for students to be responsible for their own learning outside of the classroom.

The amount of time spent on homework varies, and will increase as a child progresses through school, starting with at least 40 minutes a week for Prep classes, through to two hours a week for Year 6.


The homework will include reading, and may also include maths and other tasks as set by the classroom teacher from time to time.  Parents will be expected to sign their child’s diary to confirm that their child is undertaking the necessary homework tasks.


St Patrick’s Primary School has a policy with respect to homework, and that can be found here.
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