Articles

June 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]
May 4, 2016

Home Ed Winter Readathon

The Home Ed Winter Readathon is an annual readathon for home ed students and parents raising funds for aid agency TEAR Australia (tear.org.au) and is in its ninth year in 2016. Last year raised $1,332.80. Registrations for 2016 are now […]
May 4, 2016

The budget from a home-ed perspective

It came as no surprise when home education was not mentioned in the budget, however there were a couple of education items that may have implications for us: Federal education funding has been tied to ‘quality conditions’. The Age reports: ‘In […]