A primary school’s decision to scrap its homework policy is a step the right direction, but it doesn’t go far enough.
Allambie Heights Public School in Sydney’s northern suburbs stopped sending students home with daily activities at the beginning of 2017, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Kids are instead encouraged (but not required) to submit research-orientated projects every semester or term, depending on their grade.
The projects are an excellent initiative. But if the current parenting zeitgeist is to embrace a child’s individual strengths, then surely their after school activities should foster that uniqueness.
There have been calls from parents on social media to embrace substitute tasks that still promote a child's growth.