Supervised homework

At St Paul’s Collegiate School we firmly believe that homework is an integral part of a student’s education. Homework helps students develop study habits that are essential for intellectual growth and academic achievement. For this reason homework is given and individual preparation encouraged.

St Paul’s offers boarders a structured approach to homework through supervised prep time. Homework (prep) is done in the dining room under the supervision of a Housemaster.

Year 9 and 10 boys spend 90 minutes each week night at prep, where senior students and teaching staff are available to help. The opportunity also exists for our boarders to work collaboratively together. This approach helps our boarders to develop the kind of study habits that are essential for academic achievement, and provides a solid base for progressing to NCEA and Cambridge International courses in the senior school.

The amount of homework increases, in terms of both volume and complexity, as a student moves through the School. The type of homework varies and consists of formal written work, preparation for class the next day, specified reading and revision. To assist with the planning of their homework, students in Year 9, 10 and 11 are expected to use a diary.