Home Learning

Home learning is an extension of the school programme and supports, enhances, and consolidates teaching and learning. It provides a positive link between home and school.


  • outline expectations, routines, and suggested time requirements for home learning to students and parents at the start of the year
  • set home learning that reflects students’ individual needs and changing ages and stages, and reinforces teaching and learning
  • set home learning that incorporates the vision, values, key competencies, essential learning areas and principles as expressed in the New Zealand Curriculum
  • ensure students understand their home learning tasks and can work independently, where possible
  • communicate home learning concerns to parents.


  • are responsible for their own home learning
  • understand their home learning tasks and work as independently as possible.


  • encourage and support their children
  • provide feedback to the child and the teacher
  • communicate with the teacher if their child is unable to complete the home learning, or if family or other circumstances take priority.

Home learning examples

  • Years 1-4: Reading, spelling and/or maths knowledge/tables, 10- 20 minutes per night, Monday to Thursday.
  • Years 5-6: Reading, spelling, and/or maths knowledge/tables, research, completion of unfinished work, gathering resources and/or data for forthcoming units, current events, up to 30 minutes per night, Monday to Thursday.