It’s been six months since Sun Valley Primary School took the decision to do away with homework.
CapeTalk’s Pippa on Tuesday spoke to the principal of Sun Valley Primary School, Gavin Keller, about the lessons they've learned and how life has changed in the last six months.
According to Keller, the school wanted to allow children some play time in order to create innovative and creative people.
Listen to the full conversation below:
Our theme for the year was ‘re-think the function of schooling’ and we asked ourselves ‘what is the value of homework’— Gavin Keller, Principal of Sun Valley Primary School
After 32 years of being a teacher and 22 years of being a principal I can tell you there is no value in homework— Gavin Keller, Principal of Sun Valley Primary School
I can tell you that this decision hasn’t failed, this has been an enormours success— Gavin Keller, Principal of Sun Valley Primary School