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Essington School Darwin Homework

English -  Emma Healy

YEAR 9 Spelling Term 1

Week 6

Set Date:  Monday Week 6 

Due Date:   Friday Week 6


*****Speeches will be delivered Tuesday (tomorrow) Period 4 and 5

1.     Spelling Unit 6 Successful English (1-5)

2.     Spelling List 6 – Learn spellings.

3.     3 creative sentences based on spelling list.

4.     Booklet work : Pg. 13 Questions “Beast from Water” (Q3, Q4,Q7)

Week 7

Set Date:  Monday Week 7 

Due Date:   Friday Week 7


1.     Spelling Unit 7 Successful English (1-6)

2.     Spelling List 7 – Learn spellings.

3.     Booklet work : Pg. 67 and 68.  Fill in the tables and answer the questions. Started in class –finish for homework.

Extension Task: The table on pg. 67 asks you to identify quotes which convey a hostile and isolated environment. Write 2 TEAL paragraphs, each focused on analysing the evidence to support this. “Analyse how the island has been depicted as a hostile and isolated place in Chapter 7 of the novel.”

Mathematics - Daniel Boyle

Week 5

Revision for test – worksheets handed out

  • Textbook – Test 1A Q:1, 2 excluding (c), 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Textbook – Test 1B Q: 1 excluding (h), 2 excluding (e), (f), 3 excluding (f), 4, 5, 6, 8

Science - Shannon Masters  


Task 1: Complete Walk, hop, skip prac write up for Science folio

Set date: Friday 2nd March

Due date: Friday 9th March 

Humanities - Adam Roth

Set Date: Wednesday 7th February

Due Date: Wednesday 14th February

Task: Complete pages 2-3 in your Activity Book

see attached

Week 4

Task: Choose one of the boats that was in Darwin Harbour the Day of the Bombing of Darwin and write a report about it (200 words)

Set Date: Wednesday 14th Week 3

Due Date: Wednesday 21st Week 4

Elective Year 9 JAPANESE – Terri Woodlock

Week #3

Task 1:  Students who are new to class, finish deciding on the five holiday events you would like to write about and make a few notes (in English) on each one.  For example, something you did, who you were with, when you did it, and an opinion of the activity (eg, fun, boring, delicious, etc).

Task 2:  Other students are to complete the rough draft of your holiday diary, ready to translate all sentences into complete and accurate Japanese.

Task 3:  Attempt the attached problem in preparation for the OzCLO competition… “Japanese Braille Problem”.

Please see attached

Homework Policy

The Essington School Darwin's homework policy exists to ensure that both teachers and parents have a common understanding of the expectations of work that is to be completed outside of school hours.

Homework builds an important link between home and school. It allows parents to see at first hand the types of work their children are engaged in and at the same time places upon the children a responsibility for organising and completing a group of tasks outside of the classroom environment.


  • To reinforce and practice what is done in the classroom - homework tasks are a revision of what has been taught in the class during the term.
  • To help children establish a routine in completing tasks at home, enabling them to develop effective time management strategies.
  • To help children develop independent study habits.
  • To help build a better communication link between home and school.


  • Homework may be set on a daily basis or a weekly contract, with the child taking on some responsibility for time management.
  • It may consist of stand-alone tasks, which reflects/reinforces lessons from within the classroom or may be part of a larger project.
  • All homework will be checked within an appropriate timeframe.

The following guidelines are an indication of time to be spent on homework tasks:

  • Early Learning Unit:The equivalent of 10-30 minutes per night, four nights per week.
  • Junior School:The equivalent of 20 minutes-1 hour per night, 4 nights per week.
  • Middle School:The equivalent of 1 hour per night for 5 nights per week.


  • Role of the Parents:To act as facilitators and ensure that homework tasks are completed.
  • Role of the Teachers:To provide relevant, consistent homework, and to correct, encourage and recognise efforts made.

If children are having difficulties in completing tasks, parents are encouraged to make an appointment with the class teacher to discuss the concerns.