Homework provides students with opportunities to consolidate their classroom learning, pattern behaviour for lifelong learning beyond the classroom and involve family members in their learning. When homework is set, it will take into account the need for students to have a balanced lifestyle. This includes sufficient time for family, recreation, and cultural activities where appropriate.
The objectives of homework are:
to develop good study habits
to improve the link between home and school
to reinforce work already done at school
to develop organisational skills
to develop responsibility for one’s own learning
Mathematics and English are the key learning areas covered as part of the homework program. It is an expectation that students read daily. A gradual increase in the time spent on homework has also been adopted to create more demand and challenge as the children move through the year levels.
For more information on Dalby South State School's homework recommendations for each year level, please see our homework policy (PDF, 52 KB).