Homework tips

Homework is part of the school experience but it need not be a struggle. Our collection of resources will help you support your child in establishing good homework habits as part of their learning journey.

2016 homework planner

Print your own 2016 homework and study calendar.

School jargon busters

Confused by school jargon like KLAs, COLAs, HSIE and learning stages? Here's a glossary to help.

Weekly schedule template

Developing organisational skills is a necessary (and often slow) part of growing up - so here's a handy template you can use with your children over and over again.

Organising the home for a smoother school run

AUDIO: Listen to Australia's domestic goddess Shannon Lush chat with James O'Loghlin on creating a well-oiled household.

Managing exam stress

How to help kids manage their stress levels before exams.

What will my child learn in the new curriculum?

Why can't parents just be handed a list of what kids learn each year? And what will a national curriculum mean for my child?

HSC resources to help your child

Practical advice and links to HSC survival resources and study materials.

HSC survival guide

As the HSC approaches, here's how to help your whole family survive the challenges of Year 12.

Ten steps for writing an essay

Rather than worrying about an essay for weeks, suggest to your child to read through these 10 points, get in some early preparation and have the self-belief that they can do it.

Preparing for the HSC

VIDEO: Teachers talk about how parents can help their teen manage the study load and stress when they're preparing for the HSC.

Helping your teen study for an exam

Lots of chocolate, last-minute cramming, avoiding the hard questions ... there is a better way for kids to study for their English exams.

School exam stress busters

Help create the right studying conditions for your child in the lead up to exams and know the warning signs if it's all getting too much.

Practical ideas for high school study

Many kids find study difficult or boring, but you can help make it more rewarding by using the following ideas.

Facts about tutors

If you're considering using a tutor, you need to know how to get the best service for you and your child.

All about NAPLAN

What skills will be tested when students in Year 3, 5, 7 or 9 sit their NAPLAN tests this May?

Eight clever ways to approach an exam

Suggest to your child to try these simple ideas during their next test to take the pressure off.

Eight great ways to get your kids organised for school

Just like adults, kids cope much better if they can manage their time and their environment wisely.

Copycats beware

When kids copy, or plagiarise, someone else's original work and pass it off as their own, they're cheating. Serious consequences can follow.

Homework for little kids

Homework in Kindergarten is all about helping your child to read, problem solve and most importantly, play.

Good research habits every child can learn

Effective research involves more than just finding any information on the topic of study.

Helping your primary school child with homework

VIDEO: Watch teachers talk about how parents can help kids keep on top of primary school homework and assignments.

Sorting fact from fiction

Kids need to be aware of hidden agendas and outdated information on websites.

Ten tips to help girls succeed at school

Education and development experts give their best ideas on helping girls excel at school.

Ten tips to help boys succeed at school

Education and development experts give their best ideas on helping boys to excel at school.

Homework help for kids in Years 3 to 8

Guide your child to do their own homework with just a little bit of help from you using these tried and tested questions.

Hints for your child when writing a story for homework

Guide your child in their creative writing homework using these tried and tested questions.

Tips to make school easier

Essential tips for getting organised and staying on top of homework and study

Kids, homework and lies

AUDIO: Listen to psychologist Anne Hollonds chat with James O’Loghlin on what to do when the dog eats the homework.

Learning's X factor

AUDIO: Listen to homework and motivation expert Associate Professor Richard Walker chat with James O’Loghlin on the secret to your child’s learning.


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