November 20, 2017

Regulations: The Big Picture

By Sue Wight We started the year campaigning against the new regulations, and we end the year explaining them. While this might seem incongruous, what has happened in the meantime is a testament to our success: we campaigned strongly, we’ve […]
November 20, 2017

The New Requirements

By Sue Wight The new regulations take effect on 1 January 2018. So, what does it mean for you? If you are already registered Note that younger siblings of registered families are considered new registrations, as are children being re-registered […]
November 20, 2017

Regulations: Related Issues

By Sue Wight What about the 28 days? One of HEN’s major objections to the new regulations centred around the potential risk to bullied and unwell children by the requirement to attend school in the application period. While no change […]
November 13, 2017

Should you look at the Victorian Curriculum?

By Bekah Carman In Victoria we are required to provide “regular and efficient instruction that taken as a whole, substantially addresses the [8 key] learning areas”.  These learning areas, which we call the KLAs, are English, Maths, Science, Technology, Languages […]
November 11, 2017

Vic Home-ed Registrations are due

VRQA Renewals are due by 30 November.  If you have not yet renewed, contact the VRQA at with: your child’s full name date of birth any details that have changed such as your address or phone number. If you […]
November 6, 2017

Unschooling is not Unparenting

By Sue Wight Something odd is happening in the world of unschooling. Sarah has heard that if her children want chocolate biscuits for breakfast, they will eat a balanced diet over time without well-meaning interference from her. Meanwhile, she’s struggling […]
October 30, 2017

VCAL at Box Hill for 2018

Thinking about options for 2018?      
October 20, 2017

2018 Vic Legal Requirements

The Regulations Roadshow is currently touring the state – see dates and venues a video of the inner city session is now available here In brief, the new requirements are: Learning Plans: Are only required with new registrations. Briefly describe how […]
October 20, 2017

VHEAC Communique Oct 2017

October 14, 2017

Learning by Immersion

By Sue Wight We all learnt to speak via the immersion method. Babies become aware of vocal patterns and connect them with visual cues from facial expressions and body language and are on their way to cracking the code of […]