This aspect of the school programme is clearly defined and restricted by departmental policy. The following objectives must be noted:
Homework assignments are not intended to keep children indoors and out of mischief for long hours; on the contrary, homework assignments are geared to:
- Impress – by means of suitable, regular repetition – certain aspects, concepts and skills already dealt with in class.
Problems experienced with these repetitive exercises indicate to what extent the pupil has or has not mastered what has been taught.
- Develop beneficial study habits; regular work and diligence being emphasized.
- Promote self-activity and the assumption of responsibility – punctuality and originality being of primary importance.
- Homework assignments do not necessarily involve written work.
If no written homework is given, pupils must spend time on spelling, reading and learning cultural subjects.
Time-tables are issued at the beginning of the year.
Parental interest and supervision, though commendable and beneficial, could be detrimental if pursued to the limits of active involvement.
PLEASE DO NOT DO THEIR WORK FOR THEM, RATHER SEE THAT IT IS DONE