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At our school, students are encouraged to access a range of homework activities provided by their teachers. Four important principles guide our approach to homework. At Avoca State School, homework will be:

  • Purposeful
  • Achievable
  • Interesting
  • Recommended

Homework, whenever it is given, should have purpose for the student. It should be useful and may involve revision or extension work. Homework that is given will be achievable for children with different abilities. A big feature of homework will be that students find it interesting as it will, wherever possible, be linked to their needs and interests.

If homework is purposeful, achievable and interesting, students will most likely want to complete it. To ensure that homework does not damage relationships, children should never be forced to do it. Although we recommend that homework be done, teachers at Avoca State School will not punish students if for some reason they can’t do it. Students, teachers and parents of Avoca State School believe this is the most positive and beneficial approach to homework.