Covid-19

October 18, 2020

COVID Update

HEN has received a response to the questions asked at VHEAC about home education group meetings. The entire text is available below, but the key point is that: The department acknowledged the importance of groups to our community, but due […]
May 25, 2020

What can we do?

Everyone Continue to comply with over-arching requirements:  Practice good hand hygiene Stay home if anyone in the family is unwell Adults must remain 1.5 metres from people you don’t live with. Indoor events must have 4 square metres per person. […]
May 24, 2020

Can Home Ed Groups Resume?

With schools returning, many home educators are beginning to ask whether they can resume their normal home ed meetups. No, home ed groups are not schools and cannot resume if their numbers and venue exceed the current limits.  However, you […]
April 28, 2020

Welcome Home

By Sue Wight We are standing at a unique moment in history Globally, an astonishing 1.4 billion children have come home for their education — something unthinkable a few months ago. While some concerns have been raised that children could […]
March 22, 2020

Advice for Covid-19 Home Educators

Most children being kept home from school due to the pandemic will miss their friends and routine, they may also be scared about what’s happening around the world. The most important thing is to ensure that we support kids’ mental, […]
March 15, 2020

Social Distancing

UPDATE: 31/3/2020 All in-person groups and events MUST cease until the social distancing laws permit them.  March 15: In the current climate, HEN strongly recommends the suspension of all gatherings. While children seem less susceptible to Coronavirus than adults, home […]
March 14, 2020

Should you home educate for COVID-19?

The Coronavirus has many families assessing the safety of school attendance at present, and HEN has been contacted by families considering home education for this reason. For most people who wish their child to return to school as soon as […]