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March 20, 2018

But what about Friends? What about Socialisation?

By Pavlina McMaster Whenever we tell people that we home educate our children, they almost invariably ask, “But what about socialisation?”. What they usually mean to ask is, “But how will they learn to be social?”. There is a difference, […]
March 6, 2018

Monthly HEN social meet-ups and parents’ nights

To help people better make connections in their local area, we are looking for volunteers to run one-off social events and/or parent nights.  We would like these events to run throughout the state, so that every HEN member will be […]
February 27, 2018

What is this home ed thing anyway?

By Cynthia McStephen If you are new to the whole idea of DIY education, you may be wondering what this home education stuff is all about. Of course, life varies wildly between different families anyway. So, by extension, home education, […]
February 23, 2018

Home ed Orchestra

February 23, 2018

2017 Registration Figures Released – Vic

VRQA registration figures are released for June and Dec each year. The Dec 2017 figures are now available here The graph has been produced by HEN using figures from VRQA information sheets (Dec) and annual reports (June).  
February 22, 2018

Australian Children’s Choir Auditions

Several home ed families take part in this choir. Why not join them? Auditions open now.
February 16, 2018

School attendance during the approval period

Victorian law requires children to attend school OR be registered for home education. While awaiting registration approval, school attendance is required. However, there is provision for non-attendance set out under section 2.1.3 of The Education and Training Reform Act (details […]
February 11, 2018

Worried about the new requirements?

Never fear HEN is here! Read this quick guide and adjusting to the new requirements will all begin to look possible. Existing Home Educators Continue to home educate using any method you wish No need to follow the Victorian Curriculum or […]
January 30, 2018

Media Roundup

2019 Home schooling: Who and Why – ‘Afternoons’ on ABC Radio May 16 Families take extended breaks from city living and turn their kids into ‘road scholars’ ABC May 15 The rise of the accidental home-schooler, Radio National, May 5 […]
January 30, 2018

Distance Ed Materials

DET has licensed HEN to distribute the 2015 Distance Education course to Victorian home educators for FREE. The materials form a comprehensive curriculum for any home educator. New families will find them especially useful, as will anyone looking for a […]