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Homework

At Gindie State School we value homework and issue homework that is:

  • aligned to what is being taught and learnt in the classroom
  • adjusted to suit individual students’ abilities so that they are able to complete their work independent of adult supervision
  • marked and acknowledged by the class teacher 
  • balanced with often busy home lives and the need to continue learning outside the school, particularly of core skills such as reading, number facts and spelling.

Gindie State School's Homework policy (PDF, 205 KB) aligns with the current Department of Education Homework Policy which articulates the maximum amount of homework Queensland State School students should be expected to do:

  • Years P to 3 could be up to but generally not more than one hour per week.
  • Years 4 and 5 could be up to but generally not more than two to three hours per week.
  • Year 6 could be up to but generally not more than three to four hours per week.  

Reading

Students need to practise reading for fluency, expression, understanding of vocabulary and comprehension. Prep to Year 3 students are required to read for 15-20 minutes each night as part of their homework. Students in Years 4 to 6 are required to read for 20 minutes each night. Students are issued with new readers each week during their library sessions.

We also strongly recommend the use of Reading Eggs at home, to support their success in reading. Each child has been issued with their username and passwords and can access Reading Eggs from home.