Homework plays three major roles in a child’s education. Firstly, it is used to reinforce work that has been covered recently at school. Secondly, it encourages the child to develop positive study habits, which are vital to success in higher education. Thirdly, and arguably the most important, homework provides an avenue where school and home can be linked. Parents can share in work that is most important to their child. Remember children spend six hours a day at school and the work they do at school is most important in their minds.
We all know that learning happens all of the time. Not just at school. Not just when we sit at a desk. Learning doesn’t stop when children leave the school gates. Learning is life long and it should be exciting and meaningful! Family life, real life experiences and children’s extra activities outside of school contribute greatly to a child’s learning and development.
At Burpengary we know that families have busy lives. Parents work and students have many after school commitments. We feel that students need to be rewarded for the informal and formal learning they pursue outside school hours. This is our way of acknowledging the things they do as essential to their healthy overall development as unique individuals.
For more information refer to the school's Homework Document (PDF, 195KB), also visit
Education Queensland site on Homework Policy.