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Homework Policy

Definition of Homework

Homework refers to any learning activity that students are required by the school to complete outside of curriculum time. This includes assignments and projects.

Objectives of Homework, Roles & Responsibilities

Homework, when used appropriately, can reinforce students’ learning, provide feedback on the learning progress and cultivate a healthy disposition towards continual learning. 

            ai. For Students, effective use of homework can
  • reinforce learning and deepen understanding of lessons taught.
  • allow oneself to regularly practise, and apply skills and concepts taught.
  • develop good study skills and habits.
  • encourage greater ownership and responsibility for independent learning.

            aii. Students should:
  • understand the purpose of homework and what is expected of them.
  • keep track of homework instructions and deadlines in the student handbook.
  • manage time well to ensure that homework is completed and submitted on time.
  • give one's best effort in completing homework.
  • review feedback from teachers on homework submitted.

            bi. For Parents, homework provides
  • timely information on the learning progress of your child.
  • opportunities for parents to be involved in your child’s learning.

            bii. Parents should:
  • create a home environment conducive for studying and completion of homework.
  • supervise and provide support for your child’s learning.
  • reinforce good study habits and attitudes.
  • be mindful of the stress arising from school homework and out-of-school activities, and help your child prioritise their time among these activities.
  • work in partnership with teachers to support your child’s learning and development.

Homework Time Norms

For holistic development of our students, we understand that students need a balanced life with adequate time for family bonding, social activities, personal interests and rest. 

The school takes into account competing demands on students' time and will pitch the appropriate homework load for our students. The overall homework load of our students will be monitored.

The following shows the homework time norms for our students.

School Term

  • Lower Secondary: 1-2 hours per weekday
  • Upper Secondary: 2-3 hours per weekday