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.
Click on the angels below to discover a record sheet and hints and suggestions for Prep to Yr 2
This year students will receive a Junior Angels Challenges badge at the beginning of Term 4 if they:
This year student will receive an Angels Challenge badge at the beginning of Term 4 if they:
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 achievable.
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.