Our school has a ‘no homework’ policy. Instead, at Guardian
Angels we encourage all our pupils to take on a number of challenges
that we will acknowledge and recognise at school. These are called
Angels Challenges in Years 3 to 6 and Junior Angels Challenges in Prep
to Year 2.
Growing evidence shows that children benefit more from being
involved in family-related and social activities after school. The
Angels Challenges program picks up on this theme and offers children a
means to record and report on the huge variety of activities they are
involved in during and outside school time.
This year students will receive a Junior Angels Challenges badge at the beginning of Term 4 if they:
Click on the angels below to discover a record sheet and hints and suggestions for Prep to Yr 2
students can participate in the Angels Challenges program in their
various year levels. The program is tailored for each learner’s needs
based on what they find challenging under each category. We have made
some adjustments so that students can present their work in folders
rather than digitally. Please read through the following PowerPoint to
clarify how Mackillop children can participate and benefit from
completing their Angels Challenges each year at Guardian Angels.
Angels Challenges - MacKillop
Parents are reminded that the challenges are for the children – not the parents.
They are designed so students can work towards achieving a
goal. Your judgment of your child’s ability will determine the degree
of difficulty and a reasonable but challenging amount of learning needs
to occur. So tasks should challenge the child’s ability, yet be
These challenges are designed for children to have a lot of
positive experiences that help others while building on their knowledge,
general knowledge, skills and creativity.
If you are stuck, please see your child’s teacher for some suggestions.
Parents – enjoy guiding your children to challenge themselves.