practical suggestions for Parents

  • Set suitable times for doing homework, taking account of other needs such as recreation and family circumstances.
  • Set aside a reasonable amount of time (see guidelines below).
  • Make sure the child has the proper physical conditions for doing homework.
  • Make an appointment with your child’s teacher if your child is having regular difficulties with his/her homework.

general guidelines for time spent on homework

It is important that neither the child not the parent finds homework to be a traumatic experience. Homework is allocated Monday to Thursday.

  • Junior Infants 15-20 minutes
  • Senior Infants 15-20 minutes
  • 1st Class 15-20 minutes
  • 2nd Class 20-30 minutes
  • 3rd Class 30-40 minutes
  • 4th Class 40-50 minutes
  • 5th Class 50-55 minutes
  • 6th Class Up to 60 minutes