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Winmalee High School

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Help with homework

Homework is often a revision of what is covered in class. As well as regular weekly homework, your child may have assessments such as assignments or projects with due dates.

The school supports students through an optional after school homework group, run through the Learning Hub.

In 2023 The Winmalee High School Learning Hub will again be facilitating a weekly homework program to be run on Monday afternoons from 2.45pm - 3.45pm. The program will commence on Monday 13 February 2023. This program will take place in the Learning Hub and be supervised by Mrs Shead, Ms Doyle and Ms Hinchey Holley, the Learning Hub and Learning Support teachers. The aim of the program is to offer a 'drop-in' space for Year 7-10 students so they may establish skills in areas of need or receive assistance with homework and assessment tasks. This activity is designed for students who are able to undertake independent work.

As part of the program, students will also be given strategies and skills to manage their time, stress and organisation skills.

If you would like your child to attend this program, please complete the permission note (PDF 968 KB) with your child, allowing them to access the Learning Hub between 2.45pm and 3.45pm on Mondays.

A key to success is being organised. To avoid meltdowns about incomplete homework, read our homework tips.

Tips for all ages

These tips are relevant for all students Kindergarten to Year 12.

  • Ask your child about their homework, know what they are learning about and when assignments are due.
  • Use our School Planner (PDF 207.8KB)  to record when assessments and exams are scheduled so you can help your child prepare in advance. Make to-do lists to spread out the workload.
  • Get into a routine of doing homework at a set time, ideally a little each day.
  • Have a set place where the kids can do their homework, with the equipment they’ll need:
    • pens and pencils
    • highlighters
    • scissors
    • glue
    • scrap paper
    • ruler
    • calculator
    • printing paper
    • computer and internet access
    • a printer.
  • Turn mobiles to aeroplane mode or off so there are no disruptions.
  • If there’s no set homework, encourage your child to do some reading. For younger children, it’s great for them to read aloud to you. For older kids, ask them to tell you about what they have been reading.
  • Don’t jump in and give answers. Homework is about helping kids become independent learners.
  • Encourage your child to start assignments as soon as they receive them – this will reduce any night-before stress.
  • Your child needs to do their own projects and assignments. There’s no point submitting work done by anyone other than the student. Teachers need to know what students can do independently.
  • If your child is having difficulty with their homework, contact their class teacher for help.