After School Homework (ASH) Program
A survey conducted at St Monica’s College in 2002 showed that homework was a
major cause of stress for students. To address this issue, the After School
Homework (ASH) Program was born and has operated in the Pamela Coyne Library at
the Dalton Road Campus since that time.
ASH provides students with a quiet
area in which to do homework, study or work on assignments. Students have access
to the resources and facilities of the Pamela Coyne Library including internet,
word processing, printing and photocopying. The most valuable resource for the
students is the expertise of teachers who generously give their time to the
program. The Educational Support team also supports the program by having an
aide available each afternoon.
ASH operates from Monday to Thursday from
3.30 pm until 4.30 pm and is available to students from both campuses. Students
sign in on arrival and are provided with a healthy snack before commencing their
work. Students are not obliged to stay for the full hour but must sign out when
they leave so staff can monitor their attendance. There is no cost to parents
ASH has become an integral part of the College program for
many students and is another way in which St. Monica’s College ensures that it
caters for the individual needs of all students.