Purpose of home study
Homework and home study extend and reinforce classroom learning. Homework should be a vital part of every student’s daily routine. Students who succeed in schooling have developed the regular home study habit. Homework and home study are essential/integral out-of-school activities which extend and reinforce classroom learning. Heathmont College uses Compass as their integrated Leanring Management System. Parents/Guardians are provided with a login for this system and are encouraged to access Compass in order to support their child’s learning.
Suggested times on a weekly basis are:
Years 7, 8 & 9: 30-90 minutes per day
Year 10: 11 hours (about 1 hour & 10 minutes per subject, per week)
Year 11: 15-18 hours (about 2 hours & 30 minutes per unit, per week)
Year 12: 18-24 hours (about 4 hours per unit, per week)
These times are guidelines only but reflect the minimum rather than the maximum time that should be allocated.
What activities does “homework” include:
When you are told there is no homework
Parents/guardians are able to help by ensuring students are given a place in which to work, that they are encouraged to spend regular time on homework tasks and that diaries are checked regularly.