Articles

July 14, 2016
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Are you qualified?

By Susan Wight Somehow this question puts us on the back foot and we find ourselves mumbling, “Umm, well no I’m not a teacher…” Why? Why do we give in to the assumption that we need some kind of certificate […]
July 5, 2016

Inquiry into Services for People with ASD

The Victorian government is currently conducting on inquiry into ASD services. Officially submissions have officially closed but late submissions will be accepted up until 15th July, public hearings are scheduled for August and September and the committee have expressed a […]
June 20, 2016
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Report on HEN meeting with the Ed Dept 

Context: The Victorian Education Regulations 2007 (which cover everything from the teaching service to adult education providers) expire in June 2017. Home education is covered under Part 6 of these. The Education Department are currently reviewing the full regulations in preparation to write a new […]
June 17, 2016
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HEN submission on the Education Regulations 2007

The Victorian Education Regulations 2007 (which cover everything from the teaching service to adult education providers) expire in June 2017. Home education is covered under Part 6. The Education Department are currently reviewing them in preparation to write a new set of […]
June 10, 2016
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What gives home education the edge?

School people often nod along with so many of the things we home educators talk about – catering to individual interests, child-led learning, play-based learning, experiential learning. They actually agree that all these things are desirable and are beginning to […]
June 1, 2016
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Mr Micawber’s Lesson

Financial Education at Home By Rob Wight If teaching your children about money has been on your “to do” list for some time, don’t delay any more – now is the time to act, no matter how old they are […]
May 20, 2016
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Education Regulations Review – Vic

Context Home education in Victoria is covered under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 which requires home educators to register with the VRQA and comply with regulations detailed in the Education Regulations 2007 (which cover many areas including home education.) […]
May 19, 2016
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The Journey of My Two Free Spirits

By Marie Cosgrove I’ve always valued being different but now my girls say they just want to be ‘normal’… My home ed journey began long before I had children. I was first introduced to the idea by my sister–in-law, who […]
May 10, 2016
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Just Playing

By Susan Wight Play is children’s work and yet it is curiously undervalued in our society. Many adults fervently believe that there can be no ‘educational value’ in something that children choose to do. Their concern about home educating without […]
May 7, 2016
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Big Science Competition

50 minute competition testing critical thinking and problem solving skills. Compete online. The Big Science Competition is an easy way to challenge students from years 7 to 12, and track their performance against state or national averages. Questions test critical thinking […]