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Home Learning @ MKK

The staff at Maraekakaho School have spent considerable time discussing Home Learning, its purpose and what it should look like at MKK.

Purpose of Home Learning

  • Reinforce learning from school.
  • Practice new skills.
  • To develop self management skills
  • Preparation for High School
  • Communication between Home & School
  • Sharing time for kids and parents

What will Home Learning consist of?

This may alter per week and per class but in general you can expect a combination of :

  • Daiy reading
  • Basic facts
  • Numeracy & Maintenance of previous material
  • Word Study / Spelling & Vocabulary
  • General Knowledge
  • Discussion with parents

How long will Home Learning take?

This will vary, but will generally increase as your child progresses through the school.  The times below are a guide - they are of concentrated effort.

  • Year 1 & 2 - upto 10 minutes per night
  • Year 3 & 4 - upto 20 minutes per night
  • Year 5 & 6 - upto 30 minutes per night
  • Year 7 & 8 - upto 40 minutes per night

Sometimes, in the senior school, there will be extended Home Learning tasks that may take a week or two.  This requires self management & time management skills from the students. If it is left until the last night, it will take longer than 40 minutes.

MKK, 68 Kereru Rd, RD1, Hastings, +64 6 874 9700, office@mkk.school.nz