Homework and Absences


We hope you will enjoy sharing with your child this aspect of their learning.  The homework your child is given is an important part of their education.  It is also one of the ways parents can become aware of and involved in what happens at school, as all homework we set is reviewing what has been taught at school (or, for older children, preparing for a lesson to come.)

We ask that you check your child's homework notebook each night, supervise the homework set and sign the notebook when the work is completed.  If any requirement is not clear, or if there are any difficulties, the teacher concerned may be consulted and the situation discussed.

As a guideline:

  • Years 1 to 3 will normally be expected to complete 15-30 minutes of homework each night.  For children completing the WORD programme, allow an additional 10 minutes.
  • Years 4 to 6 will normally be expected to complete 30-45 minutes of homework each night.  
  • For Years 7 to 8 homework allocation is 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  • For Years 9 to 10 homework will be set at one and a half to two hours each night, Monday to Friday, depending on topics and subjects.

  • For Years 11 to 13 homework will be approximately two to three hours Monday to Friday.

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Having fun with an experiment in class

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Getting tactile using shaving foam!


If your child is going to be away from school, please ring the school office or notify the school via the SkoolLoop app.  If no phone call is received, an explanatory note is required from parents.  You may also email the school office if your child is going to be away. It is expected that where health permits, students attain an attendance rate of 90%.

Email:  absences@manukauchristian.school.nz

Children are not allowed to leave the school grounds during school hours without written permission from parents or a phone call to the school office.  If your child has been vomiting or has had diarrhoea, please keep them home for 24 hours. We expect students to arrive at school on time.  If your child is going to be late for school, please let the school know.  Students need to sign in at the office if they are late or if they leave the school grounds during school hours.  If you wish to collect your child early, please notify the office so they can be ready for you at pick-up time.  



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