Our Beliefs & Expectations about Home Learning and Homework

Some of the Coburg High School beliefs about home learning, as outlined in our Home Learning Policy:

Home learning tasks fall within three types: Practice, Preparation and Extension. A combination of these should be used in planning home learning.

Home learning must be appropriate, purposeful, engaging, assessed and balanced with other student responsibilities.

For Year 7 students, the maximum duration of learning at home should be 4.5 hours per week or 45 minutes per day over six days. Year 8/9 students are expected to complete between 1-1.5 hours of homework a night.

Excessive home learning demands can diminish health, cause stress and decrease family and friend interaction.

We have a Homework Club students can attend to receive additional support with their studies. This runs on Mondays, 3.15pm – 4pm in LC1b (Building A).

Oxygen Youth Centre also offers homework help Wednesdays 4pm – 6pm during the school term. This homework help is free, and no registration is required – students can just drop in when they need to. Oxygen is located just a 10 minute walk from school.