The College considers homework to be an important part of its academic program. Through a process of consultation with parents of Junior level students, the College has established a homework policy which aims to ensure that students in Years 7 and 8 are not burdened by homework but do have the opportunity to develop skills that foster a lifelong enthusiasm for independent learning and prepare them for their senior school years.
It is emphasised that students in Years 7-9 should not be staying up late, losing sleep or using all their valuable recreation time to cope with homework. Any problem with time should be promptly communicated to the school. Expected minimum Monday - Friday:
Year 7 - 1 hour Year 7 homework timetable for Semester 2, 2013
Year 8 - 1.5 hours Year 8 homework timetable for Semester 2, 2013
Year 9 - 1 hour 40 minutes
Year 10 - 2 hours (minimum)
Year 11 - 2.5 hours (minimum)*
Year 12 - 3 hours (minimum)*
*Plus 5 hours every weekend
Students learning a musical instrument should practise for half an hour each day.
A Homework Centre operates in the Library from Monday-Friday. The Library is open to 6.30pm Monday to Thursday and to 5.30pm on Fridays. Teachers are available to assist students with their homework until 4.30pm. The Homework Centre provides a supportive environment for students of all ages to study and complete their homework.