Dalby students band together to overthrow homework
IF YOU see more Dalby South State School students around town than usual this week, it's because they're out of homework.
As a school-wide reward for good behaviour inside and outside the classroom, students received a reward most could only dream about.
Deputy principal Kate Paynter said students had collected 25,000 green armbands, on for each positive behaviour, since the beginning of the year. The student representative council then voted on a reward.
It came down to odd socks or no homework for a week. Unsurprisingly, no homework received an almost unanimous vote.
Year 6 student and SRC member Bennett Turner said he was excited to have so much free time.
"It means I can get outside and be active, riding the motorbike and playing football," he said.
Year 4 student Camilo Gonzalez said he looked forward to having fun on the weekend, rather than studying.
"I feel happy because I won't waste my weekend," he said.
Ms Paynter said parents and teachers were almost more excited about the homework-free week than the students.
"It eases parents workload at home. And we have a big week next week with Harmony Day, the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence and our Saturday fete, so this frees up the teachers," she said.