Home is such an important part of a child’s education. It provides real world opportunities for children to continue to learn outside of the school gates and outside of their classroom.
At Arakura School we try to provide parents with the support they need to assist their children with their learning when they get home.
How We Help
Some Maths for You
At School – there are 40 weeks schooling per year.
- 5 days a week, for 40 weeks makes a total of 200 days.
- 9am – 3pm in class, for a total of 6 hours per day. 30 hours per week.
That makes 1200 hours per year that students are at school.
At Home – there are 52 weeks in the year.
- For 5 days of the week, they are home for 18 hours (allowing for travel etc…)
- For the other 2 days a week they are home for 24 hours.
Each week, students are at home for 138 hours
In the schooling year of 40 weeks, that equates to 5,520 hours at home. Add in the holiday time for the other 12 weeks of the year, where they are home for 24 hours (2,016 hours), then per year children are home for 7,536hours – out of a possible 8,736 hours.
Home is an important place for learning
This therefore demonstrates the impact that learning both at school and at home can have, and how important it is for the learning to continue outside the walls of the classrooms.
If you would like to know more about how you can support your child at home, please contact your classroom teacher and we will make sure that we have some suggestions that you might like to try.