19 Feb 2016

New Home Learning Policy

Dear Parents and Guardians,
I am writing to inform you about the new Sha Tin College Home Learning Policy which is for all students. We have carried out extensive research and consultation in order to create the policy which provides guidelines on the responsibilities for teachers, students and parents.
We have decided that the term ‘Home Learning’ more accurately reflects what we are trying to achieve as a school with this policy, so we will be using this phrase (rather than ‘homework’) from now on. Our common aim is to promote a Home Learning culture that is both meaningful and manageable i.e. we want to ensure that students are set tasks that add value to their learning, rather than simply completing tasks at home for the sake of it. We also want students to have a healthy school-life balance so that they are not heavily burdened with homework when they finish a full school day. Essentially, we want to ensure that our students get the most out of the school day, have an opportunity to rest at the end of it and build on their learning in a sustainable way. Staff will be mindful of these two underlying principles when they set students any Home Learning tasks.
Please find the Home Learning Policy attached here. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me at purvesl1@stconline.edu.hk
Kind regards
Lucie Purves
Head of Lower School.