Home learning is the independent learning outside of classroom environment that clearly links to curriculum aims. This definition better lends itself to the concept than "homework".
Home learning activities are designed to be tasks that promote the development of learning rather than repetition of learning. Students need to take responsibility for their own learning and see themselves as active participants in their progress towards known goals.
By completing home learning tasks students are encouraged to develop:
- Independent study skills
- Perseverance and self-discipline
- Skills learnt in the classroom through extension and consolidation
- Knowledge and understanding of subject content through independent research and extended learning
Each subject has a programme of home learning tasks linked to the programme of study. Home learning can be completed at home but can also be completed at school.
The library is open each morning at 8:00am and closes at 4:00pm as well as being open to students at break and lunch time. In addition, many departments will organise after school and lunch time study sessions to help students with their studies.