Profile: What are the current trends with regards to homework? Peter: The trends I am most interested in are the views of our parent body. Last year we did a survey of our parents to determine what they thought about homework and the results surprised us. They felt it potentially took away from their family time. They didn’t want to be overloaded and they didn’t want to spend hours working through each child’s homework. In response, we reviewed our homework policy and are very conscious about how much homework we give for each class, particularly in the early primary years. Some parents noted that there are other activities that could be done at home, such as helping around the house and doing things with family and we need to demonstrate our sensitivity to this.