Dear Miss Quinlan,
If student welfare is a high priority at Loreto College than it is reasonable to suggest that students be given longer periods of time to complete set tasks. This would significantly reduce the level of anxiety experienced by a large percentage of our student body. I don’t believe that teachers should expect us to complete pages and pages of works as a nightly routine. With longer periods for work to be completed ensures the work is being done to a high standard and also implies good time management practices rather than cramming work in at the last minute. With more time to complete homework tasks the work can be done to the best of the student’s ability rather than a rushed piece of work done late the night before or completed by a parent. With more free time students can relax and be stress free for the next day. To get the most out of the Loreto experience girls are strongly encouraged to undertake a range of extra curricula activities. Would it be fair to propose that girls who throw themselves into school life be given slightly longer periods of time to complete work assigned by the school? I also believe that it is important to contribute to our family home, with two full time working parents longer times for school work leaves me more free time to assist in cooking, cleaning or any other household jobs. Our school lives need to be balanced.
Annie Bates 🙂