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July 15, 2019

VHEAC Communique June 2019

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July 8, 2019

Confessions of an Unschooling Cheerleader

By Marshall Cowley When my wife Brooke and I first met she was raising her four children as a solo Mum and had been homeschooling for the better part of a decade. My first impression of Brooke’s children was of […]
July 2, 2019

“What Did You Do Today?” “Nothing, Really.”

By Brooke Cowley When I started home education (fifteen years ago) I used to dread being asked the *S Question*. You know, “How will your kids learn to socialise if they don’t get to go to school?” I dreaded it […]
June 18, 2019

The Big Home Ed Survey

We invite home educators from all over Australia to participate in our 2019 Home Education Survey. The Home Education Network (HEN) seeks to inspire, inform and support home educators. We also advocate politically and represent home education in the media […]
June 4, 2019

Dinner Conversation

By Sue Wight If there’s one aspect of informal learning in home education that stands out above all others, in common with infant and adult informal learning, it’s conversation. On the face of it much of this is social, everyday […]
May 21, 2019

Just dribbling along

By Cynthia McStephen “Hello there from Radio Home Ed Land, where there are a million different reasons and styles for every million home-edders. Today the topic is ‘Why we do what we do’ and sitting opposite me in the studio […]
May 20, 2019

A Permaculture Education

By Jackie Crosby Permaculture is about design, observing nature and working with nature. When we built our home, we faced it North (Southern hemisphere), learnt about various building mediums and settled on recycled double brick for the heat transfer. We looked […]
May 20, 2019

VHEAC Communique April 2019

May 13, 2019

A Teacher’s Perspective

By Matthew Panopoulos, M.Ed. (research) As a NSW music teacher of almost six years, I frequently work with hundreds of students in three main roles: primary classroom, secondary classroom, and private tuition. If you asked me which one I enjoy […]
May 7, 2019

The Resilience of Home Educating Parents.

By Lyn Saint The following statement may be depressing for parents of small energetic children – life is an emotional and exhausting roller-coaster ride for parents of teenagers and young adults. Small children are easy in comparison. We just have […]