Articles

December 2, 2016

Regulations Alert

HEN advises the home education community to prepare to resist unfriendly regulation.  At the last ‘consultation’ meeting (25/10 ),HEN representatives were given an overview of the proposed regulations but strongly requested to keep them quiet. The proposal was presented in a benign […]
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 […]
November 14, 2016

Readathon Wrap-up

Huge thanks to everyone who participated in The Home Ed Winter Readathon 2016, it was great show of support from the home ed community. 24 participants from Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and Western Australia collectively read 2,284 items over […]
October 26, 2016

Ongoing consultation on home ed regulations

Report on meeting with Department of Education and Training A third meeting between DET and HEN was held on 25/10. We were told the regulations review is moving forward and draft regulations together with the Regulatory Impact Statement may be […]
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 […]
October 2, 2016

HEN volunteers wanted

Ready to help out? Every time you use our website, access a discount, read a post, attend an event, or settle down with a cuppa to enjoy Otherways magazine, you are reaping the benefits of work by HEN volunteers. We’d […]
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 30, 2016

Report on meeting between DET and HEN representatives Friday 26 August

Context: Home Education in Victoria is covered under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (the Act) and the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2007 (the Regulations). All regulations sunset (i.e. expire) after ten years. Department of Education and Training […]
August 24, 2016

Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production

RMIT are offering this cert course – minimum age 16 years