Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Children Need Help; Homework Club Seeks Volunteers to Assist Learning

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Children Need Help; Homework Club Seeks Volunteers to Assist Learning

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Byline: Ashleigh Howarth ashleigh.howarth@qtcn.com.au

YOU can help a number of Goodna children reach their potential in the classroom by volunteering to help them complete their homework one day a week.

The Goodna State School Homework Club desperately needs community-minded people to give up an hour of their week on Thursday afternoons to assist children completei their assignments and boost their reading skills.

The homework club, which is run by the St Vincent de Paul Society, has played a vital role in helping young children succeed in the classroom for a number of years.

Samantha Fenn, from St Vincent de Paul Society, oversees the homework club and said while student numbers had increased, volunteer numbers had decreased drastically.

"Some of the volunteers we did have had to finish up due to uni or family commitments," she said.

"But that now means we don't have enough volunteers to put on the list.

"The teachers here at Goodna State School have seen how valuable the homework club has been for their students, so some of them are choosing to stay back in their own time to help. …

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