26 September 2023

Tick of approval for Homework Centres

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The Department of Education says more than 1,600 students have registered to attend homework centres in schools across Queensland this year.

The Department said the Homework Centre program was now under way at 120 State primary and high schools.

Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk welcomed the strong response.

“Ensuring that students have the support they need to do their homework is crucial when it comes to setting up young people for success,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“Our Homework Centres provide Queensland students with extra tuition to learn some of school’s toughest and most important lessons,” she said.

“We also know that these Centres can help to ease the pressure on working families.”

Speaking at Darra State School, where 17 students are registered, Minister for Education, Grace Grace said the Homework Centres were all about helping students complete their homework before they went home.

“That means that students and parents don’t have homework hanging over their heads and their home time is just that — home time,” Ms Grace said.

The Minister said the way the Centres were run would vary from school to school.

“The exact operating hours of a Homework Centre will be determined by each school based on the needs of families in the school community and each school will plan their sessions to ensure they are appropriate for the age, learning and development needs of the children attending,” she said.

“Key features of the initiative are that the program is available to students free of charge, a healthy snack is provided and participation is entirely voluntary,” Ms Grace said.

More information on the Homework Centre program can be accessed at this PS News link.

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