Sacred Heart, Fitzroy is a small school with big expectations. We are a school community where everyone is known by name. We highly value the learning partnership between school and student, viewing learning as a lifelong endeavour.

Sacred Heart embraces the challenge of providing a comprehensive learning program that will enable all our young people to fully participate in modern society. ACU and Sacred Heart partner to enhance school-based learning each week.

We’ve developed the Homework Program to:

  • provide a safe learning environment where children are supported by tutors to improve their literacy and numeracy skills and promote success in education.
  • provide students studying teaching at ACU with real-world experiences that build confidence, resilience and creativity in their teaching practices.
  • provide ongoing education support to the whole school community and ensure no child misses out due to financial hardship.
  • help build up children’s educational aspirations through positive role-modelling and mentoring between the students of Sacred Heart Primary School and ACU students.
  • support the Social Emotional Literacy Education Model utilised by the school to support the development of social skills and emotional resilience.

In 2010, the Homework Program was named as the winner of the National Australia Bank’s Schools First Local Impact Award.

Sacred Heart School website

Position description

ACU’s education students will work one-on-one with a student from Sacred Heart to complete weekly homework tasks. Tutors and students collaborate each week to tackle a range of maths, English and social studies homework to build children’s confidence around their participation in education.

ACU students receive training and induction prior to commencing as a tutor, and ongoing support is provided onsite by staff from ACU Engagement. Throughout the course of the program, tutors are encouraged to reflect on their professional practice to complement their university studies.

Position requirements

  • Working with Children Check
  • Police Check
  • Participation in a compulsory Program Induction prior to commencement

When and where

3-5pm each Wednesday during semester.

The program commences in Week 2 of each semester.

Fitzroy, Melbourne

Application processes

The program offers 100 placements each semester. Eligible students studying early childhood, primary or secondary education courses are invited to apply. The program is filled on a first-come, first-served basis and places are typically filled before the start of Week 1 each semester. To secure your place, please apply as early as possible.

ACU contact

When enquiring about this program, please include your student ID number and your community engagement unit.

ACU Engagement

ACU Policy & Procedure

ACU Policies and Procedures aim to keep both you and the communities you interact with legally, physically and ethically safe. It is a requirement of all community engagement placements that you read and familiarise yourself with ACU policies and procedures prior to commencement.

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