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August 3, 2018

The Greatest Gift

By Pavlina McMaster We came to home education like many others, carrying scars from a school system that was eroding my child’s self-esteem, and our sanity. School, though short-lived, had been a time fraught with stress, anxiety, and the regression […]
July 23, 2018

A Foot In Both Camps

Straddling Home Education and School By Cynthia McStephen The look on her face said it all,“OK you lot, just carry on having fun, why don’t you, while I go off and morph into a school mum for a while.” It […]
July 16, 2018

Beyond Home

Home Ed Activities Around Victoria By Faye Cee Home education doesn’t mean all learning happens in the home: the world really is your classroom! Victoria offers many free and low cost activities. You can plan your activities as a family […]
July 3, 2018

Home Education Beyond Week Two

By Sue Wight Rachel Brady gave up on home education after two weeks and sent her children back to school. Her home education experience is not representational. Around 20,000 Australian kids are currently being home educated, thousands more already have […]
June 27, 2018

Drama Class -Docklands

Drama Classes with Gnat Atherden Cost $12.50 pp Family discount: 2nd child $10, 6th child $5. Contact Gnat on 0428584792 or via kolakgnat@gmail.com The venue is The Hub 80 Harbour Esplenade Docklands Teens Group (12+) Now running at Docklands on […]
June 18, 2018

Esperanto: Peace, Love and an Easy Language

By Cynthia McStephen What do you get when you cross a multi-language-based vocabulary with an entirely regular grammatical structure, and throw in a dash of peace, love and the whole brotherhood of man bit? Esperanto, actually. The world’s most widely […]
June 10, 2018

The Paradox: Home ed and VET funding

When Victorian home ed teenagers transition to full-time TAFE, they de-register from home education and enrol under the same funding arrangements as any other student. Many of our students do this and 48 TAFE courses becoming free in 2019 will help […]
May 28, 2018

Home educating your teenager – you can do it!

By Faye C. Can it be done? Yes! Parents often feel pressure from those around them to put their children into school for the high school years. ‘What about university?’ is one of the most frequently asked questions of home […]
May 18, 2018

VHEAC Communique April 2018

An overview of the latest VHEAC meeting discussions.
May 18, 2018

Capturing Natural Learning as it Happens

By Gnat Atherden My father recently asked me to describe how my children learn. I hate getting caught up in validating natural learning by comparing it to formal learning, so I ended up telling him that ‘lessons for us never […]