Articles

February 4, 2017

Alumni Video Project

We are gathering short videos (30-60 seconds) of alumni. Below is a link to a Google Drive folder where people can upload their videos. Please share this link around. The videos will be edited and collated and used on a […]
December 28, 2016

Regulations Media Attention

29/8/2017 Vic home-schooling move could have tech ramifications by Sam Varghese, iTWire 24/8/2017 Jono from ABC Drive spoke to Sue Wight on the regulations and what they mean for home educators 23/8/2017 Homeschoolers Suffered Set Back Today ABC News  (segment starts at […]
December 12, 2016

Missing the Milestones

By Susan Wight Towards the end of the year, I often catch up with old friends. Getting together always emphasises just how different our lives now are. They talk of meetings, workloads, changing policies, best-practice and so on.  Their end-of-year […]
December 2, 2016

Home-ed Alumni Survey

Home Ed Alumni: Where are you now? We’d love to check in with you and form an overall picture of what home ed kids do when they grow up. This information will be useful both to prospective home educators, and in […]
October 9, 2016

Socialisation: The Hidden Agenda

By John Barratt-Peacock It is the most boring of all the objections to home education and seemingly the most stupid since, on all the evidence, home educated children are the best socialised. So why do they do it and why […]
October 4, 2016

Ending is Better than Mending

Schooling and Commercialism By Susan Wight Early Australian society needed, and indeed the land itself demanded, that people be frugal, self-sacrificing and hard-working. This was a time when there was nothing to spare. Possessions were few and were confined to […]
September 7, 2016

The Preschool Push

By Susan Wight Preschool attendance has always been optional in Australia but the issue of compulsory preschool continues to raise its ugly head with depressing regularity. Parents paying expensive daycare fees may be in favour of government funded preschool programs.  […]
August 10, 2016

Quality Time – A Guilt Trap

By Dr John Peacock Anna Wintour, when she was editor of the British ‘Vogue” magazine, claimed to be able to spend quality time with her children at some un-godly hour in the morning and still be at the office before […]
August 3, 2016

Age Segregation is Unnatural

By Sue Wight In today’s society, age segregation is an accepted way of life. Children are separated off from adults daily into crèches, kindergartens and schools which in turn further segregate them by birth year. Elderly people are frequently consigned […]
July 25, 2016

Learning Maths Naturally

By Sue Wight Our family follow a natural learning style of home education and feel quite comfortable that the children are learning all the time but, like many home educators, we have the occasional doubts about maths. Recently these doubts […]