Learning and Teaching

Home Learning

Supporting your child with Home Learning

Why Home Learning?

Home-learning is defined as the time students spend outside the school engaging in tasks directly connected to their learning needs and/or interests. The purpose of formalised home-learning is to practise, reinforce, or apply acquired skills and knowledge. 

Engagement in home-learning contributes toward building responsibility, self-discipline and lifelong learning habits. Home-learning when personalised provides students with the opportunity to practise core skills, continue unfinished learning tasks, and develop independence.

Home tasks serve to develop regular study skills and the ability to independently engage in authentic learning. While parents play a supportive role through mentoring, monitoring completion of tasks, encouraging students’ efforts, and providing a positive environment for learning; the responsibility for engaging in the learning belongs to the student.

The setting of home-learning takes into account the need for students to have a balanced lifestyle. This includes sufficient time for family, recreation and cultural pursuits. Actual time required to complete home-learning activities will vary with each student’s age, study habits and learning needs.
St Francis of Assisi Home Learning Policy 2012


Supporting Your Child At Home

There are a lot of websites and reources available to support families with the development of children’s literacy and numeracy skills. Listed on this page are a number of links that parents may find valuable and help to engage children in activities that support their learning at home.

201 Literacy and maths tips to help your child

This booklet provides handy hints and ways you can help your child develop literacy and maths skills. It provides practical activities for you to do with your child at home and questions you can ask your child to help them learn.

Literacy and Maths Tips

Websites to support Home Learning

Teachers have created resources that lists websites you can engage in with your child to develop their literacy and numeracy skills at home. Click on the links below to access.

Websites for Literacy and Numeracy support Websites for Numeracy support