Pupils receive homework Monday to Thursday (inclusive). There is no homework on Fridays or at the weekend. The following is a rough guideline on the amount of time pupils should be spending on homework:
3rd class pupils - no more than 30 minutes 4th class pupils - no more than 40 minutes 5th class pupils - no more than 50 minutes 6th class pupils - no more than I hour
Within any class, there can be a wide variation in the amount of time pupils take to complete homework assignments. However the rough guideline above gives an indication as to the recommended duration.
If your child fails to complete the homework assignments within the recommended time span, parents are advised to stop the child. If the problem continues on a regular basis, parents are requested to contact the class teacher. Homework should be completed in an atmosphere free from distraction and pupils are encouraged to work independently on their homework as far as possible.
Homework Journal The Homework Journal is used to record homework and to act as a means of communication between home and school. All notes in relation to absences from school, dental appointments, late comings, etc., should be recorded in the journal. Teachers will communicate messages through the journal as the occasion demands. Parents should check the Journal each day.