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HOMEWORK CLUB

At Clontarf Beach State High School we encourage and support our students through all facets of their learning journey.  To assist students who like working one-on-one with staff, we run a weekly homework club for students to attend. 

Venue: Library

 

Day ​Time​
​Monday ​2.30pm - 3.30pm
​Thursday ​2.30pm - 3.30pm

  

Teachers from specialty areas will be available on a rotational basis to assist with homework, catching up missed class work or assessment tasks as required.  There is no need to book into these sessions, students may simply turn up. 

However, if your student would require time to work with a specific teacher, it is their responsibility to speak with the teacher in regards to attending the session to provide additional support.

 

STUDENT HOMEWORK GUIDELINES
Background
Homework provides students with opportunities to consolidate the classroom learning and establish skills and habits for success beyond school and involve family members in their learning.
These guidelines are based on the following Education Queensland documents:
Policy CRP-PR-010: Homework in State Schools
Role of parents and caregivers with homework and
Considerations when setting homework
 
Homework appropriate to students’ learning needs
Homework can engage students in independent learning to compliment work undertaken in class through:
·         Revision and critical reflection to consolidate learning (practising for mastery). This work may not be work that is explicitly set by the classroom teacher. If work is not set at the conclusion of a lesson by the teacher, it is expected that the students should revise/practise the knowledge or skills covered in the lesson at the conclusion of the day.
·         Completing assessment tasks – see Clontarf Beach State High School’ Assessment Policy
 
Recommended hours of homework study
Homework in Year 8 and Year 9 could be up to, but generally not more than 5 hours per week.
In the senior phase (Year 10, 11 and 12) the amount of time devoted to homework and independent study will vary according to the student’s learning needs.
 
Roles:
Teachers help students establish a routine of regular, independent study by:
·         Setting and checking homework regularly
·         Communicating to students the purpose and expectations of homework
·         Using homework that is varied and challenging
·         Explicitly teach strategies to develop organization and time-management skills
·         Discussing with parents and caregivers any developing problems concerning their child’s homework and strategies to assist with their homework
 
Students can take responsibility for their own learning by:
·         Discussing with their parents or caregivers homework tasks
·         Accepting responsibility for the completion of homework tasks within the set time frames
·         Seeking assistance when difficulties arise
·         Organizing their time to manage home and sporting obligations, and part-time employment
·         Communicating with teachers if their obligations require extensions to homework timelines
 
Parents and caregivers can help their children by:
·         Helping them to complete tasks by discussing key questions or directing them to resources
·         Encouraging them to organise their time and take responsibility for their learning
·         Encouraging them to read, take an interest in and discuss local, national and international issues
·         Helping them to balance the amount of time spent completing homework, recreational activities, family obligations and part-time work
  
Study Tips
ATTITUDE
1. Allocate your time to study, family, sporting and social responsibilities.
2. Set yourself long-term and short-term goals and work to achieve them.
3. Be positive about learning. This makes study easier and more efficient.
 
ORGANISATION
1. Plan ahead using daily and weekly timetable.
2. Allocate more time to your weaker subjects.
3. Keep a record of work completed and work to be done.
 
PLACE
1. Try to have a study area where you can concentrate and leave your books undisturbed.
2. Make frequent use of the school library.
 
WHEN
1. Plan a timetable that matches your family life.
2. Draw up a chart that shows fixed activities (job, sport, church etc).
3. Your study should provide for written homework; daily revision and learning, assignments, long-term revision for tests and exams.
4. Allocate more study time near exams.
5. Try to have a regular time for study.
 
HOW
1. Use time. Do not waste it.
2. Know why you are learning and what you will study.
3. Actively study. Always have pen in hand to write brief notes and summarise.
4. Write down key ideas and facts. Then say them from memory.
5. Keep your notes and summaries and use them for revision.
6. Revise constantly. We forget quickly after learning and need to relearn to prompt memory.
7. SEE, HEAR, DO. Use all your senses to study as you will learn and remember more readily.
8. Keep new vocabulary in a special pad.
9. Ask for help when you need it.
10. Study your difficult subjects first.
 
You Remember:
10% from reading
25% from hearing
35% from seeing
50% from both seeing and hearing
75% from discussing
85% from experiencing something yourself
95% from teaching someone else
 
 
  
Referencing
 
All subject areas in the school will use the following system for bibliography writing and referencing in all assignments, projects, etc.
 
HOW TO WRITE A BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
Bibliographies are written in alphabetical order of authors or, if the book has no author, title. Below are examples of each source that might be used for your assignments:
Basic form for books:
Brown, P. (1996). Online Services. Brisbane, Reed.
Books with more than one author:
Runstein, Robert and Huber, Donald (1989). Modern Recording Techniques 3rd edition md., USA, Sams.
Books without an author:
Insects (1995). London, Watts
Editor (or compiler) as author:
Wilson, Paul R. ed (1972).Australian Social Issues of the 1970’s. Sydney, Butterworths.
Encyclopedia:
World Book Encyclopedia (1991) 3 ed. XVI, 125-128.
Magazines or Periodical Article:
Madley, J (1994). “Beyond the Pest Killer”. New Scientist, May 7, pp. 24-27.
Newspaper Article:
‘State of Disaster: Brisbane, Gympie warned”. (1992). The Courier Mail, March 17, p.1.
Videos
The Man from Snowy River (1981). (Video Recording). North Parramatta, N.S.W.
Home Video Express.
CD-ROMs:
Science Navigator (1995) (CD-ROM). Sydney, McGraw-Hill.
Online Sources:
Internet: Sandbek, T.J. (1996). The Deadly Diet. (Online). Available:
 
REFERENCING
You may be required to use referencing when writing your assignment. You will be expected to be familiar with the Harvard system of referencing, as follows. Throughout the body of your assignment, when information is quoted or paraphrased, the author’s surname, the year of publication and page number are all required to be inserted in the body of the assignment.
Quotes of two lines or less should appear in inverted commas, whilst longer quotes should be indented from the margin. The source should be acknowledged in brackets. See examples below:
 
Quotes of two lines or less:
Simpson (1967:27) states that “lack of exercise is a serious health problem” OR It has been claimed that there is a “great revival of interest in religion”. (Reid, 1976:54) or Roger and Phillips (1978) have made a strong plea for the outlawing of nuclear weapons. (Reference to a general argument, so page numbers are unnecessary).
 
A longer quote:
Shaw (1955:61) points out how the expansion of settlement in New South Wales was…