March 5, 2017

Testimonial from Gold Prospecting Adventures

I first had dealings with  the Home Education Network when Belinda Cowie booked a gold prospecting tour. This tour gave the students a hands on experience with gold panning, metal detecting and fossicking activities. The morning was a huge success and […]
March 1, 2017

HEN’s submission on the Draft Regs

We’ve seen some great submissions made on the draft regs and are doing a rough count of them via Survey Monkey The count will be updated daily here and is currently 382 (13/3 am) HEN’s submission appears below:
February 26, 2017

Mr Merlino’s standard response

Most who have taken the trouble to write to the Minister detailing their concerns, have received a standard letter by return – we now have hundreds of copies of this document with a different name at the top of each one:     […]
February 22, 2017

Home Ed Regs Forum

A forum was held on the proposed Home Education Regulations on Friday 17/2 at Nossal High School in Berwick, attended by the Shadow Minister Nick Wakeling, Brad Battin Gembrook MLA and DLP MLC, Rachel Carling Jenkins. A crowd of 240 attended. […]
February 20, 2017

Kryal Castle Testimonial

Following our hugely successful Medieval Camp last year, Kryal Castle had this to say:  
February 19, 2017

Falling through the Cracks

By Kathleen Humble I am disturbed by the changes proposed by the Draft Education Regulations, as well as the silence of the Victorian Labor government and the Department of Education, who seem unwilling to even engage with the community or […]
February 18, 2017

Handbook of Home Educated Alumni

Home education began in Victoria with half a dozen parents in the 1970s With the first generation of home educated students now adults, we set out to find out where they are and what they are doing. This booklet lists […]
February 14, 2017

Choose Your Own Adventure

By Pavlina McMaster I couldn’t decide on a heading. Read this, then choose one: WOULD YOU WANT TO BE HOMESCHOOLING IN NSW? WELL, YOU MIGHT AS WELL BE. THE WITCH HUNT HAS BEGUN VRQA’S ULTIMATE GOAL Currently, in Victoria, there […]
February 14, 2017

Open letter to Minister James Merlino

Regarding the proposed changes to homeschooling in the Victoria Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017: Dear Minister, As I sit down to write, I find it hard to begin despite having pages of questions about the proposed changes and how […]
February 8, 2017

The Best Laid Plans

By Pavlina McMaster We are a very diverse community. No two households look the same, nor do they educate their children in the same way. This provides a richness to our community that at once brings us together and yet […]