February 14, 2017

Open letter to Minister James Merlino

Regarding the proposed changes to homeschooling in the Victoria Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017: Dear Minister, As I sit down to write, I find it hard to begin despite having pages of questions about the proposed changes and how […]
February 8, 2017

The Best Laid Plans

By Pavlina McMaster We are a very diverse community. No two households look the same, nor do they educate their children in the same way. This provides a richness to our community that at once brings us together and yet […]
February 7, 2017

Memes Wanted

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February 5, 2017

Should a child be unsafe for 28 days?

By Bekah Carman One of the main reasons parents choose to home educate is as a last resort. They have their children in school and everything is fine – but then something happens, maybe it’s just one time or maybe […]
January 1, 2017

Home ed Alumni

Where are they now? Australia’s first generation of home educated students are now adults and we’d like to check in with them and form an overall picture of what home ed kids do when they grow up. This information will […]
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 22, 2016

Why home educators have cause for concern

By Sue Wight The Draft Education Regulations Home educators have good reason for concern. In brief the changes proposed are: All new home educators to submit a plan for approval. Children to remain in school until/unless approval has been given. […]
December 21, 2016

Draft Education Regulations Released

The Victorian Department of Education today released the Draft Education Regulations. These are the relevant links – Draft Regulations (pages 30-33 cover home education) The Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) (home education is on pages 21-44 but the pp 6-20 are also relevant) Department […]
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 […]
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 […]