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September 12, 2017

VHEAC Communique

August 31, 2017

VHEAC

The Victorian Home Education Advisory Committee will provide guidance, information and feedback to DET and the VRQA on the operation of the new Regulations. This advice will be used by DET and the VRQA to inform the development and implementation […]
August 23, 2017

Regulations campaign wrapup

HEN has a long and proud history of standing up for home educators rights. With new Education Regulations developed, HEN’s lobbying resulted in a disallowance motion being put in the Legislative Council on 23/8. Unfortunately, the vote was 20:20 so the motion […]
August 21, 2017

The dangers of principal approval

Anonymous I’m extremely concerned that a parent may have to apply for permission to withdraw their child to home school, leaving them in school for up to 28 days unless the principal agrees it’s in the child’s best interest not […]
August 20, 2017

If the disallowance succeeds

This is what the regulations would look like with a successful disallowance motion:
August 17, 2017

Home Education and Disability Funding

By Mish Baker, Disability Advocate and Home Educating Parent There are 4743 students registered for home education in Victoria from 3006 families. They receive no funding at all. Research consistently shows 25% of home educated children have additional needs. In […]
August 16, 2017

Educating Claudia

By Kerstin Scheel Eighteen-year-old Claudia was in and out of school but the system never met her needs. We had several stints of home education which, although challenging, was the best option available for much of the time. Claudia has […]
August 15, 2017

Lessons from across the Border

By Pavlina McMaster The recently-released NSW Ombudsman’s Inquiry into behaviour management in schools report is damning and disturbing. It does not contain anything new, but firmly establishes that many students with disabilities, special needs, and out-of-home-care needs continue to be […]
August 11, 2017

Report on DET Meeting

Meeting: 31 July 2017 to discuss the formation of a Victorian Home Education Advisory Committee (VHEAC) VHEAC Selection The VHEAC election procedure was agreed. The VRQA will send out an email to initiate nominations and voting and HEN will conduct […]
August 10, 2017

The Principal Problem

By Sue Wight Home educators are concerned that the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017 will keep bullied, troubled and suicidal children in school for 28 days awaiting approval of their home education application. In fact, of the whole regulations, this […]