As a Catholic Christian community, we educate all to live the gospel of Jesus Christ as successful, creative and confident, active and informed learners; empowered to shape and enrich our world. To enact this, St Catherine’s School aims to improve literacy and numeracy standards and provide purposeful and meaningful opportunities for real - life learning in an inclusive and supportive environment.
At St Catherine’s School (“the School”), homework may be set by a student’s individual teacher, specialist teacher, or collaboratively by the teachers for a given year level.
Homework may be given to:
The School believes that reading and literacy should be a regular part of homework, as independent daily reading has been shown to greatly improve students’ learning outcomes.
The School acknowledges the need for the positive benefits of homework to be balanced with a student’s extracurricular, home and family life.
Homework may be given to be completed overnight, within a week, fortnight or other timeframe that will be communicated to the student.
The following table provides a guide as to the potential nature of a student’s homework and the time it may take:
The School asks that different stakeholders fulfil particular roles and responsibilities so that positive benefits from homework may accrue.