The beginning of 2015 saw the implementation of a new student-developed, student-run program called “The Homework Club” at St Maroun’s College.
The Homework Club involves volunteers from Year 11 and Year 12 assisting students from Kindergarten through to Year 6 with their homework. Every Monday afternoon after school the students meet in the Library. The program is aimed at improving academic outcomes for students in Primary school, especially those from non-English speaking backgrounds or who have parents that are unable to assist them with homework (for example, because of work commitments).
The program also aims to foster a greater sense of community and ‘friendship’ between primary and high school students at St Maroun’s College.
It is wonderful to see all the students enjoying their afternoon and at the same time completing their spelling, maths, science and reading homework. Students are able to use the computers at the library to complete their Mathletics and research tasks.