This policy statement sets out requirements for schools in relation to the development of homework policies. The implementation section includes purposes and principles, main types of homework and expectations for parents and caregivers, teachers and students.

Changes since previous version

2022 Oct 10 - updated implementation document, Homework Policy Guidelines, to align with the updated Student Behaviour policy and Inclusive education for students with disability policy.

Document history

2020 Apr 14 - updated contact details.

This policy is a reformat of the Homework Policy issued in August 2000.

  • Section 15.4 School Manual: Educational Management, Homework for School Students (1 October 1987).
  • Homework Policy PD/2002/0003/V001, DN/01/00026.

Superseded documents

Homework Policy PD/2002/0003/V001, DN/01/00026

  1. Policy statement
    1. Schools, in consultation with their communities, are required to develop a school homework policy relevant to the needs of their students.
    2. School homework policies must be communicated to staff, students, parents and caregivers, particularly at the time of student enrolment.
    3. Homework will be educationally beneficial and will meet the realistic expectations of students, teachers, parents and caregivers.
  2. Audience and applicability
    1. Schools; parents/guardians/caregivers.
  3. Context
    1. Homework is a valuable part of schooling. It allows for practising, extending and consolidating work done in class. Homework provides training for students in planning and organising time and develops a range of skills in identifying and using information resources. Additionally, it establishes habits of study, concentration and self-discipline.
  4. Responsibilities and delegations
    1. Principal:
      1. The principal is responsible for developing and implementing a school homework policy.
  5. Monitoring and review
    1. The Group Leader, Learning Policy monitors the implementation of this policy, regularly reviews its content to ensure relevance and accuracy, and updates it as needed.
  6. Contact
    Leader, Primary Curriculum
    02 7814 3038

    Leader, Secondary Curriculum
    02 7814 2825.
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