Presentation Secondary School, Wexford aims to provide the best possible environment in which to facilitate the cultural, educational, moral, physical, religious, social, linguistic and spiritual values and traditions of all students. We show special concern for the disadvantaged and we make every effort to ensure that the uniqueness and dignity of each person is respected, and responded to, especially through the pastoral care system in the school.
We strive for quality in teaching and learning. The main objective of teaching in our school is to increase the knowledge, understanding and skills of all students. Learning, the process to acquire knowledge and these skills, is built upon and shaped in the classroom learning environment.
The Homework and Study policy is a guide for students, teachers and parents on how to improve classroom learning and fulfil students’ true potential. It is intended to foster self-discipline, independent learning and encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning.
Learning is a lifelong skill and many strategies can be employed to improve learning. Homework reinforces and extends classroom learning. Assessment for Learning helps students to manage their learning. Study and revision embed that learning.
It is essential that students engage and participate in the learning process. To assist learning students need to develop good classroom skills, learn to plan, manage and organise their work and time at home, develop strategies to improve learning and memory and refine study.
Relationship to School Mission Statement
The Homework policy was created in accordance with our school’s mission to work together as a school community. The Board of Management, parents, staff and students will aim to provide an environment that will allow each student to develop intellectually, physically, morally, socially and spiritually so that she will be able to fulfil her role in society by promoting the pursuit of excellence in a caring, respectful and inclusive community. Presentation, Wexford aims to assist in the academic development of all its students, so that they learn how to improve and develop their individual talents and abilities and achieve their full potential. It is intended to encourage students to effectively manage their own learning and make a positive contribution to society.
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