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    Default Re: Do you believe in homework?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    Yes - those were daily targets.
    The times you have for high school are crazy. That leaves hardly any time for after school activities... Or sleep

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Nope - if the teacher is doing their job properly a primary school child should not need homework unless it's a special assignment or reading - Montessori does this
    Homework is nothing to do with the teacher not doing their job properly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahjong View Post
    Im shocked at this blank statement. Do you have kids in school and help out at all as a parent helper?

    I started in DS1's class today, hes in Grade 3. Im exhausted after one morning with the kids. Sure you may think a teacher isnt doing their job due to homework having to be done.... Its a very different story! The amount of work that they need to cover in a year as set by the government must be covered or it shows in the childs progress. I know our teachers dont clock in at 830 and clock off at 3!

    Class disruptions from classmates, struggling classmates and helping them join in (meaning slowing down the class activity), assemblies, fire drills, teacher illnesses.... These are the small factors as to why homework can be set home, to keep up with the curriculum!
    Yep what a silly thing to say.

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    Default Re: Do you believe in homework?

    A small amount is ok, I remember being overwhelmed by my homework in primary school.

    Ds is in Kindy and his homework is to be read at least one book everyday, which we do regardless

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    Yep, I believe in it. Even though I was a passionate hater of it in school and did everything possible to avoid it!

    But I plan on sitting down with my kids for homework sessions each night instead of saying "go do your homework". I used to get upset and frustrated if I couldn't figure something out and then just pretend I'd done it because my parents didn't sit down with me to help.
    I didn't want them to DO it, just help me to understand. But that's a parenting fail, not a homework fail .

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlipsandpearls View Post
    The times you have for high school are crazy. That leaves hardly any time for after school activities... Or sleep
    I disagree. I remember being at high school and was told that to get an A avg in your subjects the amount of work required was 3-4hrs per subject per week in yr 11 & 12. I did 7 subjects - so between 21-28hrs a week and that included assignment time and exam study.

    Not once did I have an assignment not handed in on time if not early nor did I ever pull an all nighter studying. I slept an avg of 7-8hrs a night during the week plus usually managed an afternoon nap most days. I worked part time and participated in school activities. But my education always came first.

    So no it's not impossible. I will concede that for those that are not academic it would be harder to focus for long lengths of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahjong View Post
    Im shocked at this blank statement. Do you have kids in school and help out at all as a parent helper?

    I started in DS1's class today, hes in Grade 3. Im exhausted after one morning with the kids. Sure you may think a teacher isnt doing their job due to homework having to be done.... Its a very different story! The amount of work that they need to cover in a year as set by the government must be covered or it shows in the childs progress. I know our teachers dont clock in at 830 and clock off at 3!

    Class disruptions from classmates, struggling classmates and helping them join in (meaning slowing down the class activity), assemblies, fire drills, teacher illnesses.... These are the small factors as to why homework can be set home, to keep up with the curriculum!
    No kids in school yet - just answering OP,s question if I believe in homework!
    my son just started toddler pre school at Montessori and this is their view - I also read a great book called The Homework myth which just made so much sense why primary aged kids don't need homework ( reading yes homework no)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    All NSW public schools have a homework policy as required by DEC. The only reason I hand it out is because I have to.
    If you had a choice would you set homework ?

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    Not really. Any more than 15 mins a day I believe is unfair for primary. No more than 45min- 1hr in high school. As others have said, they are at school 6 hours a day. DD's teacher has tried a unique approach to homework this year, adding physical activity and independent living skills like cooking and chores. Loving it.

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    Default Re: Do you believe in homework?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    I disagree. I remember being at high school and was told that to get an A avg in your subjects the amount of work required was 3-4hrs per subject per week in yr 11 & 12. I did 7 subjects - so between 21-28hrs a week and that included assignment time and exam study.

    Not once did I have an assignment not handed in on time if not early nor did I ever pull an all nighter studying. I slept an avg of 7-8hrs a night during the week plus usually managed an afternoon nap most days. I worked part time and participated in school activities. But my education always came first.

    So no it's not impossible. I will concede that for those that are not academic it would be harder to focus for long lengths of time.
    I was top of my year the whole way through school and if that amount of homework was required I would have had little to no interest in school.

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