Students at all stages are encouraged to devote a regular, short period of time at home during which they may develop their interests or reinforce ideas and understandings.
Children in the Kowhai Team will bring home a book to read with parents/caregivers/family each day. Please discuss the book with them and let them find any words they know. Sometimes the child will know the book well. Usually it is a book that has been read in class that day. Whatever the case, the book can be shared and enjoyed. Remember that reading is fun! Make it a happy experience.
From Year 3 onwards, homework tasks may include reading for pleasure, learning basic maths facts and/or spelling words and other work or research related to school studies.
If difficulties arise with homework, the attempt should be noted, the homework left and the student helped by the teacher the following day.