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Home tasks are set within the capability of the child and the time available to the child. It is felt that the child should acquire, at an early age, the habit of doing some quiet unsupervised study:

  • to gain some satisfaction from the success as a result of study in his/her own time
  • to set a study pattern which will assist him/her in the years of learning ahead.

Education Queensland has guidelines for the amount of homework set by state schools as follows: 

  • Prep: No homework
  • Years 1-3: Maximum of 1 hour each week
  • Year 4-5: Maximum of 3 hours each week
  • Year 6: Maximum of 4 hours each week

Parents can best help by seeing that the child has the best environment, a set time for study and a set place. At the Parent/Teacher evenings held early in the year class policies on homework are clearly state.