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Homework Policy

General Guidelines on Homework

Primary One

      • Daily reading for enjoyment
      • Either English, Mathematics and/or Mother Tongue homework
      • About 0.5 hour in total every weekday

Primary 2

      • Daily reading for enjoyment
      • English, Mathematics or Mother Tongue homework
      • About 0.5 to 1 hour in total every weekday

Primary 3

      • English, Mathematics, Science and Mother Tongue homework 
      • About 1 hour in total every weekday

Primary 4

      • English, Mathematics, Science and Mother Tongue homework
      • About 1 to 1.5 hour in total every weekday

Primary 5 & 6

      • Mathematics, English, Science and Mother Tongue homework
      • About 1.5 to 2 hours in total every weekday

Primary 5 & Primary 6 Foundation Subjects

      • Mathematics, English Science and Mother Tongue 
      • About 0.5 to 1 hour every weekday

Students who are not able to finish the work set in class will also need to complete it at home.  Students may also do corrections as part of their homework.  In addition to the above, teachers may ask the students to do some journal writing, reading (fiction and non-fiction) and Art.  In the course of the year, students may also need to do some research as part of their homework for their group/class projects.  There may also be some homework set over the weekends depending on the needs of the class.

All teachers are mindful not to conduct English and Mother Tongue spelling on the same day. If there is a public or school holiday, spelling will be postponed to the next day.  Homework to be given for the day will be clearly written on the whiteboards. Teachers will remind students to note the homework in their handbooks.

Teachers will not be setting assessment practice for the students on a regular basis.  Assessment practice is only useful when students are going to sit for coming examinations.  The aim of learning and homework extends beyond examination practice.  If there is any need for tests, these will be spaced out and be set on different days.  Teachers will work together to ensure this.

Please help your child by making sure that homework is done before tuition work.  If you want your child to learn, do not do the work for him/her.  Help us to guide your child to good study habits.

It is useful and important for all parents to check the handbooks daily so as to be updated regarding school matters or homework set.  Children sometimes take a long time over their homework not because of a lack of understanding but because they are not able to be focused and disciplined.   With close collaboration between school and home, students will learn to note down work that needs to be done and learn the life-skill of being self-disciplined regarding work.