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July 14, 2017

HEN-DET Meeting Report

HEN met with DET representatives on 30 June and we were asked to submit our report to DET for comment prior to publication. We expressed reservations, but DET were concerned about the possibility of being “misrepresented” and insisted refusal would prevent a […]
July 1, 2017

Home ed on SBS The Feed

Home schooling and ‘un-schooling’ on the rise and the results look promising This program aired on SBS 28/6/2017 “When you think of home schooling, you may picture religious conservatives, fringe-dwelling hippies and sheltered, un-socialised kids. But the face of home […]
July 1, 2017

Privacy Breach Report

The report with findings of the Independent Inquiry into the Privacy Breach around submissions to the Education and Training Reform Regulations Review is now available with DET’s statement available here.
June 18, 2017

Allergy Bullying led to Home Education

Anonymous What I love about home education is that there is room for each and every one of us, in all our glorious uniqueness. We have the freedom to work out what is the best educational fit for each individual […]
May 21, 2017

The HEN guide to submissions

Not sure where to start with the submissions? Never fear, the HEN guide is here. Many of the submissions address the regs in a general way – start with  202 (HEN), 29, 339, 182, 370. For the proposed regulations of home […]
May 16, 2017

Regulations Submissions now public (again)

Submissions on the Education Regulations have just gone public (again) at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/legislation/Pages/responses.aspx (if the link doesn’t work, copy and paste it into your browser. Check your submission carefully to make sure DET have complied with your privacy requirements. If there […]
May 14, 2017

HEN-DET meeting 12 May

HEN reps were asked to attend a DET meeting at short notice on Friday allegedly to discuss our submission. We were told the regulations will be tabled in parliament soon. There will be no changes to the home ed section. Typically, […]
May 12, 2017

Research on Home ed and Library Programs

Dear Homeschooling parents My name is Sharee Cordes from the School of Science and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) where I am currently studying for the Master of Information Science (Library and Information Practice). I am undertaking a research […]
May 11, 2017

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 tenth year in 2017, having raised over $20,000 in the last nine. Registrations […]
May 9, 2017

Regulations to be questioned and discussed in Parliament

Dr Rachel Carling Jenkins has given notice of the following motion to be put to the Legislative Council on Wednesday 24/5 Come along to Parliament to sit in the gallery of the Legislative Council and hear Rachel’s motion debated. Entrance […]