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Homework

For homework to have value it must be relevant, achievable and interesting. It should be a way of involving parents in their child's education.

Homework may take many forms: oral and written activities, collecting, reading, constructing, games or discussing TV programs. Apart from what is set by the teacher it all depends on how involved you want to be in your child's education. Building the relationship is number one. Praise their efforts, set realistic expectations and let them enjoy learning.

Houses

A house system operates within the school for sporting and other events. Children are allocated to one of the houses on enrolment - Dennis (blue), Gilmore (green), Hudson (red), Palmer (yellow). The house names, decided when the school was established, represent prominent English poets and writers, literature being an area of intense interest for Sir Robert Garran. Many Garran streets are similarly named.