Coley Street School

(06) 363 8117 51 Coley Street, Foxton, 4814
Coley Street School
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Homework is viewed as an extension of school activities and a means of reinforcing learning and developing and practicing independent study skills. It should be a positive experience between parent and student, and is not compulsory.


  • Students in junior classes will bring home reading material most nights, and a log to record their reading shared at home.
  • Students in year 3 to 8 may use a homework communication book/notebook and teachers explain their expectation in letters to parents at the beginning of the school year.
  • Regular homework tasks include reading, spelling and mathematic basic facts. Homework involving topic and project work is spread over several days.
  • It is recommended that time allocated to homework be limited to 30 minutes per day, or 2 hours per week. We believe children should have the opportunity to take part in a range of after school activities.
  • Most of all homework should be an opportunity for families to share in the learning of their children and needs to be a positive and affirming experience.
  • We offer an after school Study Centre funded by the Ministry of Education. Children receive some one on one homework support, reading, ICT and social time. All students receive a drink and food snacks.

NB Homework should be a positive experience for everyone concerned.