January 17, 2017

What changes are proposed?

This table sets out the requirements under the proposed regulations and how they differ from the current requirements:
January 16, 2017

2017 program subscriptions

2017 subscriptions now available for Mathletics $37 and Into Science $36 each (members only) Rosetta Stone deal to be confirmed, depending on numbers. $60 per sub. If interested email
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 30, 2016

Rosetta Stone Subscriptions 2017

Member only 2017 price is $60 This price is based on HEN purchasing a minimum number of licenses. We will only proceed if there is enough interest. To reserve a place, email The programme is designed to teach languages via computer […]
December 29, 2016

FAQ about Draft Regulations

Frequently Asked Questions Why haven’t the VRQA contacted every registered home educator to let them know about this? HEN agrees that the VRQA could easily have emailled everyone about the Draft and that would have been polite and respectful, however […]
December 28, 2016

Regulations Media Attention

Herald Sun 28/12/2016  VRQA to probe homeschooling 3AW Mornings 28/12/2016  interview podcast (interview starts at 22 min mark). After the first two callers, they drift off to other topics but another home educator phones in at 1:16:18 followed by child psychologist […]
December 22, 2016

Why home educators have cause for concern

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. All home educators […]
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 12, 2016

Maths Research Project

To Whom It May Concern, My name is Dr. Robyn Reaburn ( and I am a Lecturer in Mathematics Education in the School of Education at the University of Tasmania. I am currently conducting research into mathematics education for children […]
December 12, 2016

Missing the Milestones

By Susan Wight Towards the end of the year, I often catch up with old friends. Getting together always emphasises just how different our lives now are. They talk of meetings, workloads, changing policies, best-practice and so on.  Their end-of-year […]