Homework is an integral part of teaching and learning at St Columba’s School. As with any instruction strategy, Homework brings with it the hope of improving student learning. To this end, the St Columba’s community have developed a set of guiding Principles for Homework, supported by research and which focus on Quality, Management and Communication. Our Homework Position also acknowledges the responsibilities of school leadership, teachers, students, parents and carers in maximising the effectiveness of Homework. Examples of the types of Homework which students may engage in revolve around practice exercises, preparatory work and extension assignments.Balance is the key and while homework is important for students, so too are the other healthy activities that young people need to undertake. Good communication between teachers, students and parents is also very important to ensure students reach their full potential. Any queries regarding homework should be directed to the class teacher as soon as they arise.