At Woodville High School we believe that homework is a valuable part of schooling. It provides opportunities to practise skills, review content and deepen understanding of concepts learned. Homework can also assist students to develop self-regulation processes, such as goal setting, time management and study skills. Homework also supports school-home relationships through connecting families with the learning of their children. Homework contributes toward building responsibility, self-discipline and lifelong learning habits. It is the intention of Woodville High School staff to assign relevant challenging and meaningful homework that reinforces classroom learning goals.
Homework has an important place in an individual student’s education. Its role varies for different individuals, depending on the year level and the characteristics of the individual child.
We believe that the setting of homework needs to take into consideration the need for students to have a balanced lifestyle. This includes sufficient time for family, sport and recreation and cultural pursuits.
School leaders are currently working to collaboratively develop a new WHS Homework Policy and this will be out for consultation early in Term 3.
Following a successful first Semester of High School the intention is to introduce homework for Year 7s from Semester 2. In accordance with best practice around meeting the needs of adolescent learners, this homework should only be for the purposes of consolidating and clarifying learning that has already been covered in class. Please communicate with your child’s teachers or a member of the school leadership team if you have any questions or concerns around this.