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Homework Policy

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Assigning homework serves various educational needs so long as it is balanced and encourages positive learning and sociable habits. It serves as an intellectual discipline; establishes study habits; eases time constraints on the amount of curricular material that can be covered in class; and supplements and reinforces learning at school. The purpose of homework is thus that boys should get the opportunity to inculcate further, through independent effort and as their own responsibility, that which has already been taught or practised under staff supervision. In addition, homework fosters a boy’s initiative, independence and responsibility and brings the home and school closer together. 
Given our stated intention to present a holistic education package which encourages participation in sport, cultural and music activities, homework is given in manageable amounts with the following objectives in mind;

To give boys the opportunity to undertake learning independently and under own conditions
To provide an opportunity for independent acquiring of knowledge and mastering of skills.
To provide additional practice, increasing the amount of time boys are actively engaged in learning
To allow teachers an opportunity for monitoring boys’ progress and diagnosing learning problems
To increase boys' independence, personal responsibility and individual accountability
To enrich, encourage and inspire discovery learning outside of school
To prepare for school learning activities that require prior insight before class activities can commence