St Patrick's College Strathfield


Home Study 

Homework is a valuable part of schooling. It allows for practising, extending and consolidating work done in class. Homework provides training for students in planning and organising time and develops various skills in identifying and using information resources. Additionally, it establishes good habits of study. The College ensures that homework makes up part of a balanced lifestyle.

As a guide the times for Home Study, in the Senior, on the basis of four times per week, should be:

Year 7 < 70 minutes
Year 8 < 80 minutes
Year 9 < 90 minutes
Year 10 < 100 minutes
Year 11 < 120 minutes

Year 12 study time should be limited only by the legitimate demands of family and College life.



The libraries at St Patrick’s College, Strathfield are central to enriching and supporting the teaching and learning programs of the College.

Our aim is to cultivate a life-long love of literature while developing students who are information literate and critical thinkers. We are proactive in developing information skills by integrating our programs with classroom learning activities. 

We offer a dynamic and diverse collection of print and online resources, which cater for a wide variety of interests and abilities.

Students can access these resources online at any time and via our two library spaces: the Westcourt Library (Primary School, Year 5 and 6) and the McGlade Library (Senior School).

Staff located in the two locations, work with students across all year levels and with all staff.

Our flexible learning spaces have been designed to support and encourage student-centred learning in a collaborative environment.


Homework Club

After-school Homework Club is available for all students Monday to Friday from 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM in the McGlade Library. No bookings are required, and teachers are available to assist with homework and/or student questions.