Homework has many benefits. It extends learning beyond the school day and supports the development of effective work and study habits for life-long learning. Homework allows students to practice, review and consolidate concepts and skills to become self-reliant, independent learners.
An excellent way for parents/guardians to ensure student success is to establish consistent homework routines.
The following is a guideline for how much time should be spent on homework, on average each day:
Primary grades: 10 - 30 minutes
Junior grades: 30 - 60 minutes
Intermediate grades: 40 - 75 minutes
Secondary grades: varies with the subjects each semester
The Ministry of Education considers homework completion to be the shared responsibility of students, teachers and parents/guardians and an effective way in which parents/guardians can support student learning.