KILBRIDE NATIONAL SCHOOL
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The Homework Policy was formulated by the Principal, Staff, Parents and Board of Management of Kilbride National School.
Why give homework?
How often is homework given?
What is the content of homework?
How much (time) homework?
The following are guidelines for time spent at homework. Different children will complete the same homework in different lengths of time. Time spent will vary from day to day and also from the beginning to the end of the school year. It is important to remember that it is the quality and not the quantity of homework that matters. The following are general guidelines only:
Junior Infants Up to 30 minutes
Senior Infants Up to 30 minutes
Rang 1 Up to 40 minutes
Rang 2 Up to 40 minutes
Rang 3 Up to 1 hour
Rang 4 Up to 1 hour
Rang 5 Up to 1 hour 30 minutes
Rang 6 Up to 1 hour 30minutes
Homework is given from Monday to Thursday. Normally there is no homework at weekends or on a school day just before a public holiday. However, children in middle and senior classes may sometimes be required to work independently on projects at weekends.
How much help should parents give?
How often should parents monitor homework?
How often do teachers monitor homework?
When should parents communicate with the teachers about homework?
When should homework be done?
Homework and Holidays
As we don’t condone holidays being taken during school term, we cannot facilitate any activities that support this.
If homework is a stressful experience between parent and child, something is wrong! This leads to poor learning and defeats the whole purpose. Should this happen on a regular basis, please contact the class teacher.
This policy was ratified by the Board of Management in the academic year 2018/2019.
Board of Management
Kilbride National School