Souths Cares, in partnership with the University of Sydney, have launched their 2015 Homework Club Program, at South Sydney High School.

The successful Homework Club Program is now in its second year of operation at both South Sydney and Tempe High Schools and has recently been broadened to include Matraville Sports High.

Souths Cares General Manager, Brock Schaefer, said supporting students’ learning by assisting them with completing homework, assignments and other projects is just one simple but effective way the charity can assist students to stay at school and complete their education.

“Homework enables students to practice and reinforce what they’ve learnt in the classroom,” Brock said.

“It also encourages student learning and achievement as well as good study and time management skills.”

Although student participation is critical to the Program’s success Brock noted the success of the Program is due to a number of factors.

“At Souths Cares we are fortunate enough to have the ongoing support and cooperation of the principals and teaching staff from our participating schools,” he said.

“This, coupled with the one-on-one support provided by the University of Sydney’s trained student tutors contributes greatly to the robust nature of the Program.”

Tempe High School Principal, Socrates Dassaklis, was pleased to welcome the Program back for a second year.

"We are delighted at the starting up of our Homework Centre at Tempe High again this year,” he said.

“We appreciate the time that is put into the centre by AIME and compass volunteers and the generous support from Souths Cares that makes the centre so successful."

Brock said the Homework Club will be operating from May through to mid-September for 2014.

“This will allow students who consistently attend to strengthen and build on their existing knowledge, and gain new skills in learning,” said Brock.

“If the mums and dads of our students were paying for this level of tutoring it would easily cost them up to $100 per hour.

“That means a saving of up to $1,300 per child, for each family.”