Teaching & Learning


Beaumaris Secondary College expects students to further develop and consolidate their independent learning skills by completing home learning (homework) tasks. Home learning has a positive effect on learning and is an important part of reinforcing the concepts introduced in class. It also plays a significant role in building work habits, self-regulation and responsibility.

Home Learning 

Years 7 to 10

Home learning tasks may include daily independent reading, deeper learning tasks, projects, essays, actions, and research. Some tasks may be assigned to be completed during weekends and on the school holidays.

Time Allocation for Home Learning
Year 73-4 hours a week
Year 84-5 hours a week
Year 96-8 hours a week
Year 108-10 hours a week
Year 1115-18 hours a week
Year 1215-18 hours a week

The school supports students by:

  • fostering lifelong learning and connecting families with the learning of their children, as part of a comprehensive and balanced curriculum within Victorian schools
  • ensuring the school’s Home Learning Policy is relevant to the needs of students
  • advising parents/carers of home learning expectations at the beginning of the school year and provide them with a copy of the Home Learning Policy
  • ensuring students record home learning tasks
  • providing a space for VCE students to study before school, at lunch times and afterschool. The senior centre is open from 8.00am for VCE students.

Documenting Home Learning Tasks

Students have the flexibility to document their home learning tasks using one of the following platforms:

  • Teams
  • Outlook
  • Personal hard copy diary

Home Learning Support

Students who may benefit from support completing their home learning tasks are encouraged to attend Learning Support and Study Skills sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons between 3:15 and 4.15pm. VCE study support is available to VCE students at lunchtimes. The Senior Centre is open to VCE students before and after school.

Shared Expectations and Responsibilities

Home Learning is a shared responsibility between the school, teachers, students and their parents/carers. This shared responsibility contributes to the overall success and development of our students.

Home Learning Policy