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Turramurra High School

Turramurra High School

Creating future focused learners

Telephone02 9449 4233

Emailturramurra-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

THS homework club

HOW? Homework On Wednesday and now Monday!

Library and Learning Support staff run a homework club to academically support the students undertaking assessments, revision and homework on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3 – 4pm in the library. Maths Club is incorporated with HOW on a Monday afternoon. A light afternoon tea is provided.

The HOW club provides an inviting environment, and the resources with which students can complete homework, quiet study and assessment tasks. Staff help students to learn how to tackle tasks, and teach students to identify resources that they require for the task.

To achieve this staff:

• Scaffold the tasks

• Teach students to decipher what the task is actually asking them to do

• Encourage students to work using the Information Skills Process (ISP) – define, locate, select, organise, present and assess

• Provide equipment such as computers, iPads and printers

• Ensure flexible learning spaces are available, for example, areas for groups and individual study

• Teach students how to extract relevant information from print and digital sources

• Teach students about source relevancy and usefulness of information

• Ensure students reference their sources and understand the implications of plagiarism

• Work with students on the presentation of their work

I am also available to provide short sessions on organisation, effective study habits, developing goals and devising a timetable etc. If your child is interested in this please have them come and book an appointment with me.

Please contact me if you have any questions about these wonderful opportunities.

Sally Lusher-Main

Teacher Librarian

sally.lusher-main@det.nsw.edu.au