Narrabeen Sports High School

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Telephone02 9913 7820

Emailnarrabeen-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Help with homework

Homework is often a revision of what is covered in class. As well as regular weekly homework, your child may have assessments such as assignments or projects with due dates.

Homework club

The library is open before school, during recess and lunch and after school each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. It is a central location where all students can study, complete work or find help with homework and assignments, careers and wellbeing.

The homework club is available to all students and is open Monday and Thursday after school from 3pm - 4pm. Teachers are available to provide assistance with homework, assignments and assessments.

The Student athlete support program is run in the library on Tuesday and Thursday mornings during Academy Sport. This facility provides support to our young student athletes by providing assistance with school work, scheduling and homework. Tutors are also available on Thursday mornings for small group tutorials.

A key to success is being organised. To avoid Thursday night meltdowns about incomplete homework, read our homework tips.

Tips for all ages

These tips are relevant for all students Kindergarten to Year 12.

  • Ask your child about their homework, know what they are learning about and when assignments are due.
  • Use our term assessment planner (DOCX 53.57KB) to record when assessments and exams are scheduled so you can help your child prepare in advance. Make to-do lists to spread out the workload.
  • Get into a routine of doing homework at a set time, ideally a little each day.
  • Have a set place where the kids can do their homework, with the equipment they’ll need:
    • pens and pencils
    • highlighters
    • scissors
    • glue
    • scrap paper
    • ruler
    • calculator
    • printing paper
    • computer and internet access
    • a printer.
  • Turn mobiles to aeroplane mode or off so there are no disruptions.
  • If there’s no set homework, encourage your child to do some reading. For younger children, it’s great for them to read aloud to you. For older kids, ask them to tell you about what they have been reading.
  • Don’t jump in and give answers. Homework is about helping kids become independent learners.
  • Encourage your child to start assignments as soon as they receive them – this will reduce any night-before stress.
  • Your child needs to do their own projects and assignments. There’s no point submitting work done by anyone other than the student. Teachers need to know what students can do independently.
  • If your child is having difficulty with their homework, contact their class teacher for help.

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