Watch the Homework Club Delivers Results VIDEOStudents who attend St Thomas More College, Sunnybank Homework Club have seen their overall school results improve.
Principal Les Conroy explained the data around the impacts of Homework Club.
“We’ve got two lots of data,” Principal Conroy said in the video above.
“One’s anecdotal data and one’s hard data, but what it does suggest is that students who regularly come to homework club, and when I say regularly, two to three times a week, will get a one-point lift, so meaning C to a B, or a B to an A, and we know that works and every student will benefit from it if they come to homework club on a regular basis.”
Parents and students are strongly encouraged to consider the college Homework Club.
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Alexa Inwood – Homework Club Teacher
Homework club is on Monday to Thursday, roughly from 3:00PM through to 5:00PM, and on Fridays from 3:00PM to 4:30PM. As soon as school finishes, we offer them afternoon tea, which consisting of a juice box and a biscuit, and that’s where the social process and the cohesion starts to come together, because they meet everyone outside the canteen. They chat with us, as with the tutors, with myself, and it actually begins their afternoon.
Conor Glennon – STMC Graduate 2015
The skills that I think you get from completing homework are skills that are really applicable to life, you know, working hard and applying yourself, being the best that you can be. And a lot of that is, I find now, like I probably don’t consider it homework as much, but it is still going home, preparing lessons for my students, and yeah, just looking and looking, and now when I look back and think about the skills I learned at school, yeah, it’s really, really applicable to real life.
I understand that there are some circumstances that could keep you from homework club, travel and things like that, but I really would recommend coming. It’s a great place to not only complete homework, get help from experts, but also to maybe meet a couple of new people here and there, get some social skills, maybe, even though it’s mostly about the homework, but it’s just a really good place. It’s a really safe environment to better yourself and better your schooling.
Les Conroy – Principal, St Thomas More College, Sunnybank
So you’ve just had a look at our homework club, and I just want to give a brief overview as to how it fits strategically with our school. It’s really important that students have a place, because in their busy life at home, they’re not always going to be able to complete their homework or their assignment work. But here, they can do it in a safe environment. They’re supervised, and they’ve got past students who can come back and give them their wisdom and experience, and help those students to go that next level in their homework assignment.
We’ve got two lots of data. One’s anecdotal data and one’s hard data, but what it does suggest is that students who regularly come to homework club, and when I say regularly, two to three times a week, will get a one-point lift, so meaning C to a B, or a B to an A, and we know that works and every student will benefit from it if they come to homework club on a regular basis. I would encourage all families to take the opportunity to be part of the homework club. It’s certainly supported by our community, because they see the value in it, and it’s financially supported by the community sports club at Sunnybank. I’d like to personally thank, on behalf of the STFC community, Sunnybank Sports and Community Club, for their support of our homework club.