A good start is half the work


Homework plays an important role in the education of each pupil. It consolidates work already done in school and affords parents the opportunity to interest themselves in their child's education. It promotes good work habits which will help in secondary school and in later life. This independence and acceptance of responsibility is a very important part of the child's development.

homeworkpic1The interest that parents show in their children is of vital importance to the child's success.

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How often is homework given?

Homework is given on Mondays through Thursdays. Normally there is no homework at weekends or on a school day before a public holiday. If homework has been neglected during the week, a pupil may be given some on Friday; also, children in middle and senior classes may sometimes be required to work independently on projects at weekends. Sometimes, at discretion of the class teacher or principal, children may be given no homework as a treat or as an acknowledgment of a special occasion. A teacher may reward a pupil with a homework pass in recognition for a variety of reasons, such as, improved effort, an act of kindness and for a particular piece of work, excellent school attendance, etc., etc.

How much homework (time)?Homeworkpic2

The following are guidelines for time spent at homework. Different children will complete the same homework in different lengths of time. Time spent will vary from day to day and also from the beginning to the end of the school year. It is important to remember that it is the quality and not the quantity of homework that matters.

The following are general guidelines only.
(Please contact your child's teacher if these suggested times are regularly exceeded.)

 Infants                       10-15 minutes                                        
 First and Second  20-30 minutes
 Third and Fourth  40-50 minutes
 Fifth and Sixth  50-60 minutes




Listed below are details of book lists for the various classes and a note on our book rental scheme.

Sixth Class' Book List
Fifth Class' Book List
Fourth Class' Book List
Third Class' Book List
Second Class' Book List
First Class' Book List
Senior Infants' Book List
Junior Infants' Book List

Carbury has been operating an extensive book-rental scheme for many years. For the use of the book(s), a small fee is contributed by each child at the beginning of the academic year. This, we feel, alleviates the burden for parents when it comes to the cost of book bills. If a book is damaged or lost, parents will be required to replace it with a new one. Therefore, children are encouraged to take care of their books and should cover any purchased books at home.