26 Aug Homework Club established at Yarwun State School
Since establishing their Homework Club last month, Yarwun State School staff have had simple wins which mean big things for their students and their life-long approach to learning.
“One of our students has consistently received one or two correct, out of five, on their weekly spelling test,” Principal Amanda Ryan said.
“Since the launch of our Homework Club, he has received five out of five each week.
“This has been a wonderful boost to his confidence, and has seen a remarkable attitude shift towards his daily spelling activities.
“We are very proud of him, and his dedication to his studies.”
Principal Ryan said all students who participate in the school’s Homework Club feel a sense of accomplishment as their homework is always completed.
“Students have made the comment that it is ‘wonderful’ to go home and have nothing to think about other than being a kid,” she said.
The State Government established 120 Homework Centres across state schools in Queensland this year, and Principal Ryan applied on behalf of the community for Yarwun to be one of those schools.
“Many of our families are working families, and large families, they lead busy lives making it difficult to find the time to spend on homework,” she said.
“By finishing the day with Homework Club, students feel a sense of independence and achievement, and they go home happy as there is nothing to do but help around the house or farm.”
The club would not be possible without the support of school staff and their dedication to learning.
“I would like to thank the community of Yarwun for supporting our club, and advocating its importance to their children,” Principal Ryan said.
“Without parental support the children would not be able to stay.”
Yarwun State School’s Homework Club runs Mondays to Wednesdays from the end of school until about 4pm.
The school, which provides a supportive learning environment for about 40 Prep to Year 6 students, has been a central part of the Yarwun community for 114 years.
For more information on Yarwun State School visit www.yarwunss.eq.edu.au or follow the school’s Facebook Page.