About Homework Club?
Homework Clubs are an easy way to increase community engagement in promoting the social, emotional and academic growth of children, opening doors to a brighter future for our kiwi kids.
It's a simple idea. We partner firms, businesses or organisations with local low decile primary schools. The school makes available classroom or library space for students to gather after school, and a group of volunteers spend an hour a week helping those kids with whatever the school community believes will best support the learning experience of the students.
For some schools it's all about homework, for others it could be a focus on reading, or verbal skills or development focused boardgames.
But what it means is students get to spend some time with different adults who want to support their learning journey, while also encouraging them to think broadly about education and job possibilities.
For volunteers, they get to learn too from the students. They're exposed to new ideas and gain insights into the students’ communities, cultures and potential.
We want more
New Zealand children opening doors to brighter futures
We're really excited to be piloting a new 'Sports Academy' - an extension of Homework Club that uses sport as a way to create more connections for primary school children.
Our first pilot is taking place right now at Cannons Creek Primary School in Porirua and we hope to be rolling out this new programme further over the next few months.
Homework Club Supporters
Thanks to the generous support from our sponsors, we have been able to establish Homework Clubs and help hundreds of children throughout New Zealand. This support also allows us to focus on identifying more schools and partnering them with firms, businesses and organisations in their own community to set up additional Homework Clubs.
For information on how you can support us click here >