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Homework Club

Community Services #1 is delighted to be hosting a Homework Club for children attending Forrest Primary School every Tuesday.

Homework Club offers a place for your child to work in a supportive environment out of school hours.

Frequently asked questions

What time does Homework Club run?

Homework Club runs from 3pm to 5pm on Tuesday afternoons during school terms. More sessions will be added as the need arises.

Where is Homework Club run from?

Homework Club will be run from Community Services #1 Head Office at 63 Boolimba Crescent Narrabundah.

Who can access Homework Club?

Homework Club is open to all children currently enrolled in Primary School, from Kindergarten to Year 6.

How will my children get from Forrest Primary to Community Services #1 Head Office?

A staff member from Homework Club will collect the children from the library at Forrest Primary School.   They will then be transported in the CS#1 Bus over to our Head Office in Narrabundah.  Children under 7 years of age will be provided a booster seat to travel in.

How many children will be booked in for each session of Homework Club?

There will be a maximum of 11 children, with one staff member per session.

What will be provided for Afternoon Tea?

Afternoon tea will be a light snack and could consist of fruit/veg sticks, sandwiches, toast, cheese and crackers along with milk and water.

What will the schedule for Homework Club be?

Pick up  3.00pm

Afternoon Tea 3.15pm – 3.45pm

Homework  3.45pm to 5.00pm

What will my child do if they finish their homework before 5pm?

For children who have finished their homework there will be quiet activities for them to engage in until collection time including board games, books to read, art and craft activities.

What resources will be provided for my child to complete their homework?

We will have Chromebooks and Internet connection for children who need to access Google Classroom or the internet. We will have books for reading and stationary items for completing paper copies of homework.

If your child currently has access to Google Classroom through the school, we would ask that they know their log-in details to be able to access the site. Alternatively, you can send through your child’s log-in details to us and we will keep them on file for them.

How much is Homework Club?

Homework Club is $200 per 10-week term, or $20 per session.

What if my child does not enjoy the homework club?

We would ask that you give your child two sessions in which to settle first before making a decision. If after two sessions your child isn’t happy, you are able to give us notice, and a refund for the remaining weeks will be returned.

How do I pay for Homework Club?

You will be given an invoice at the beginning of each term, you will then have until Week 3 of the term to pay your fees vis Bank Deposit. 

What CS#1 staff will run the Homework Club?

Katherine Hellwig & Giselle Buttriss will be running the Homework Club. Katherine has a Diploma of Children’s Services, over 20 years’ experience in the early childhood sector and is a mother of two children. Giselle has a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood, over 20 years’ experience in the early childhood sector and is a mother of three children.

Both hold a Working with vulnerable people card and are experienced educators.

What is the purpose of Homework Club?

Research tells us that offering learning opportunities outside of school hours is one way to improve the learning success of students and positively influence educational and personal outcomes.

Homework Club offers a place for your child to work in a supportive environment out of school hours, and lets us take the homework pressure off you as parents.

What will staff be assisting my child with?

Staff will be on hand to facilitate the homework process, which will include looking at what homework the children have to complete, sitting down and assisting where required, finding resources, listening to children read.

While the Homework Club is not intended as a tutoring session, the small group size will enable staff to work closely with children and assist them in areas where they may be having difficulties.

Our intention is to facilitate, and we would still ask that families touch base with their child about what work they have done.

What happens if I am running late to collect my child?

Homework Club finishes at 5pm, we would ask that if you are running late to collect your child to give us a call and let us know on 02 6126 4700 before 5pm. If you are continually late, a late fee may be charged.

What if my child is away?

If your child is away and misses a session you will still be required to pay for that session.

We do ask that if your child is going to be away that you let us know either prior to 2pm by calling us on 6126 4728, or emailing enrolments@communityservices1.org

How do I enrol?

To enrol you can email Leah at enrolments @communityservices1.org, or give her a call on 6126 4728.

Do I need to re-enrol each term?

No, your child will automatically be re-enrolled for the next term.

If you do not wish to re-enrol for the following term please let us know by sending an email through to enrolments@communityservices1.org