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My child has homework?

The Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops states, "Parents are the primary educators of their children".  Catholic schools can only extend and compliment the educational process which they have begun..." Educational research on excellence in education indicates that the assignment of homework and consistent routines at home for carrying out tasks will improve student achievement.

Homework consists of out-of-class activities that a student is assigned to support classroom work:

Creative: involving research, collecting, building and designing.
Extension: continue/complete work begun in class.
Practice: drill of language, math., and spelling.
Preparation: study for tests, including reading.

Amount of Time

Primary

Junior

Intermediate

10-20 minutes

20-30 minutes

50-60 minutes

 

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Senior Kindergarten Starting September 6, 2018(Posted:6/26/2018)

A note to all parents and guardians of Senior Kindergarten students. This year, all Senior Kindergarten students will begin school on Thursday, September 6, 2018. This is a change from our previous practice of Senior Kindergarten students beginning on the first Monday of the second week in September.

Transportation arrangements will continue to be available as per our past practice and will begin on the new start date of September 6, 2018.

Back to School Learning Technology Drop-In & Exhibition(Posted:6/7/2018)

Involving parents in their children’s progress in the classroom has long been shown to significantly increase student outcomes. With parent engagement top of mind, we invite parents and their children in grades 4-8 to participate in our Back To School Learning Technologies Drop-In Session, August 27, 2018. Experience the ‘hands on’ ways parents can help their child succeed in the classroom, by using technology at home to enhance and support student learning. Register today!