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Homework Guidelines

Information Sheet on Homework

Homework
Homework refers to any learning activity that pupils are required by the school to complete outside of curriculum time. This includes assignments and projects but not revision of school work or studying for tests and examinations.
 
 Objectives of Homework
Homework can
  • reinforce learning and deepen understanding of lessons taught;
  • allow pupils to regularly practise and apply skills and concepts taught;
  • encourage greater ownership and responsibility for independent learning
  • develop good study skills and habits; and
 
Homework also provides parents with:
  • timely information on the learning progress of their child; and
  • opportunity to be involved in the child’s learning.


Responsibilities of ParentsResponsibilities of Pupils
Parents should:
  • create a home environment conducive for studying and completion of homework;
  • supervise and provide support for child’s learning;
  • reinforce good study habits and attitudes;
  • be mindful of the relative stress arising from school homework and out-of-school activities, and help their children prioritise their time among these activities; and
  • work in partnership with teachers to support child’s learning and development.
Pupils should:
  • understand the purpose of homework and what is expected of them;
  • keep track of homework instructions and deadlines;
  • manage time well to ensure that homework is completed and submitted on time;
  • give his/her best effort in completing homework; and
  • review feedback from teachers on homework submitted.
 
Homework Schedule
The school ensures that pupils will not receive too many assignments from different teachers on the same day. The date of submission of each piece of homework will be written on the top right corner of the whiteboard and pupils are strongly encouraged to write the homework submission date in their school diaries. Homework will be checked by the teachers to provide timely feedback, interventions and support to the pupils.