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March 19, 2018

A message about the Home Ed Winter Readathon

After ten successful years, I want to let everyone know that the readathon won’t be happening in 2018, due to my increased study commitments. I haven’t as yet made a decision about 2019 and beyond. Thank you to everyone, including […]
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 26, 2018

Monash Cert III in Active Volunteering

Certificate III in Active Volunteering course The course will be commencing in February 2018. Come and experience University life with a one day a week Certificate III in Active Volunteering located at Monash University in Clayton. This qualification is specifically […]
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 18, 2018

Capturing Natural Learning as it Happens

By Gnat Atherden My father recently asked me to describe how my children learn. I hate getting caught up in validating natural learning by comparing it to formal learning, so I ended up telling him that ‘lessons for us never […]
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 […]