Homework Expectations

Homework helps students support their learning and achievement. Homework activities include the following:

  • Completing work started in class
  • Revision and practice exercises eg IXL for Maths & English
  • Assignments
  • Revising for tests and exams
  • Read over work covered in class that day
  • Reading to increase vocabulary and understanding eg news articles, novels
  • Conducting interviews or asking questions.

Year Nine & Ten students

Homework will be posted on One Note for these subjects:

English & Mathematics

Students can practise their English & Maths skills online: www.ixl.com is used by the English & Mathematics teachers to set homework for Year 9 and 10 students. To login students need their user name and password which are provided by their teacher. To remind them, if needed, their username is based on their name. For example, John Smith is jsmith@qecnz. If they forget their password, please get them to check with their English or Mathematics teachers. The teacher will set homework for students to work on, but they can choose to do any additional work if they choose. The website is designed to meet the New Zealand Curriculum and is well explained with help and explanations.


Once a week an article that extends general knowledge. It should take 10 minutes to complete.

Social Studies

An article once a week. It should take 30 minutes to complete.
Other subject areas will post homework tasks from time to time such as Te Reo, PED.

Year Eleven students Students

Should spend at least 60 minutes per night on homework. We would encourage parents to look at the course schedules and to work with students to meet the deadlines set by staff. Failure to submit on time can lead to a Not Achieved grade. If you are unsure of details or procedures for NCEA do not hesitate to email the teacher or senior staff to seek clarification.

For more information on NCEA go to www.nzqa.govt.nz.

Year Twelve & Thirteen students

Students should spend at least 2 hours per night on homework. These students are expected to be self-managing. For more information on NCEA go to www.nzqa.govt.nz

Parents, please talk to your children about what they have covered in class and ask questions. Also, be aware that failure to meet school expectations in the classroom may lead to the withdrawal of extra privileges such as work experience or sports and cultural activities.