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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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).
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]