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This policy is current as at 29/01/2020 09:55pm, AEDT. Please refer to policy library website (https://education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library) for an updated version.

Homework Policy

This policy statement sets out requirements for schools in relation to the development of homework policies. The implementation section includes purposes and principles, main types of homework and expectations for parents and caregivers, teachers and students.

1. Objectives - Policy statement


Schools, in consultation with their communities, are required to develop a school homework policy relevant to the needs of their students.


School homework policies must be communicated to staff, students, parents and caregivers, particularly at the time of student enrolment.


Homework will be educationally beneficial and will meet the realistic expectations of students, teachers, parents and caregivers.

2. Audience and applicability


Schools; parents/guardians/caregivers.

3. Context


Homework is a valuable part of schooling. It allows for practising, extending and consolidating work done in class. Homework provides training for students in planning and organising time and develops a range of skills in identifying and using information resources. Additionally, it establishes habits of study, concentration and self-discipline.

4. Responsibilities and delegations

4.1 Principal


The principal is responsible for developing and implementing a school homework policy.

5. Monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements


The Director, Early Learning and Primary Education and the Director, Secondary Education will monitor the implementation of this policy and will report, as required, to the Executive.

6. Contact

Leader, Primary Curriculum (02) 9266 8473.

Leader, Secondary Curriculum (02) 9244 5697.

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