Homework Help

Homework can be a cause of arguments and door slamming in many homes and, if the student is unsure of what to do, can also cause them no end of worry. That’s why Nicolle Brigden (Head Librarian/English teacher) and Val Hardie (Maths teacher) run the Homework Help session at Mornington Campus Library every Wednesday afternoon.

Students from Year 7 to 10 can attend Homework Help on a voluntary basis from 3.20pm until 4.20pm (even past this time if need be). They sign in, grab an apple (brain food is complementary) and have a seat in the warm, comfortable environment the library provides. Of course they need to bring their homework too.

Once settled, Mrs Brigden and Mrs Hardie assist students as needed, providing additional explanations, useful resources, hints and tips, and feedback as they work through each task. This guidance helps students feel more confident that they are on the right track to finish the work independently.

Mrs Brigden said, “One of the nicest things about the Homework Help sessions is seeing the students assist one another. Last week a Year 8 girl helped a Year 7 girl with her assignment on Julius Caesar, because she had done the task last year and remembered it well. She even went and found books on Caesar for her.”

The library also provides students with access to desktop computers, printers, a photocopier, networked wi-fi and other useful resources. Mrs Brigden and Mrs Hardie can also get finished work directly to other teachers if necessary, alleviating the stress of handing things in (often experienced by students when deadlines have been overlooked).  

If your son or daughter would benefit from some extra support with their homework, Homework Help is for them. Please contact Nicolle Brigden at Mornington Campus or simply send them along on a Wednesday afternoon to the library.

Nicolle Brigden
Head of Library Services