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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 […]
August 1, 2017

Member benefits

Access to HEN’s public liability insurance Advertise home education events you are organising in Otherways and/or by email notification to members Access to the HEN community Access to Australian Mathematics Competition & Australian Informatics Competition with HEN as your ‘school’. […]
July 14, 2017

HEN-DET Meeting Report

HEN met with DET representatives on 30 June and we were asked to submit our report to DET for comment prior to publication. We expressed reservations, but DET were concerned about the possibility of being “misrepresented” and insisted refusal would prevent a […]
July 1, 2017

Home ed on SBS The Feed

Home schooling and ‘un-schooling’ on the rise and the results look promising This program aired on SBS 28/6/2017 “When you think of home schooling, you may picture religious conservatives, fringe-dwelling hippies and sheltered, un-socialised kids. But the face of home […]
July 1, 2017

Privacy Breach Report

The report with findings of the Independent Inquiry into the Privacy Breach around submissions to the Education and Training Reform Regulations Review is now available with DET’s statement available here.
June 18, 2017

Allergy Bullying led to Home Education

Anonymous What I love about home education is that there is room for each and every one of us, in all our glorious uniqueness. We have the freedom to work out what is the best educational fit for each individual […]
May 21, 2017

The HEN guide to submissions

Not sure where to start with the submissions? Never fear, the HEN guide is here. Many of the submissions address the regs in a general way – start with  202 (HEN), 29, 339, 182, 370. For the proposed regulations of home […]
May 16, 2017

Regulations Submissions now public (again)

Submissions on the Education Regulations have just gone public (again) at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/legislation/Pages/responses.aspx (if the link doesn’t work, copy and paste it into your browser. Check your submission carefully to make sure DET have complied with your privacy requirements. If there […]
May 14, 2017

HEN-DET meeting 12 May

HEN reps were asked to attend a DET meeting at short notice on Friday allegedly to discuss our submission. We were told the regulations will be tabled in parliament soon. There will be no changes to the home ed section. Typically, […]