Articles

December 11, 2017

Learning plan guidance

From 1 Jan 2018, new registrations will require the submission of a basic learning plan per child for the first 12 months. Note learning plans are not required for children who are already registered (or who are registered by 31 […]
December 1, 2017

VHEAC Communique Nov 2017

November 29, 2017

Distance Ed Materials

Up until 2016, some Distance Education Centre Victoria printed materials were available for sale to home educators but were withdrawn from sale at the end of 2016. As part of the new regulations, the Minister promised “Distance Education Centre of Victoria […]
November 26, 2017

Fulfilling the 8 Key Learning Areas

By Bekah Carman In Victoria we are required to provide “regular and efficient instruction that taken as a whole, substantially addresses the [8 key] learning areas”.  I recently released a post that discussed the value of looking at the Victorian […]
November 20, 2017

Regulations: The Big Picture

By Sue Wight We started the year campaigning against the new regulations, and we end the year explaining them. While this might seem incongruous, what has happened in the meantime is a testament to our success: we campaigned strongly, we’ve […]
November 20, 2017

The New Requirements

By Sue Wight The new regulations take effect on 1 January 2018. So, what does it mean for you? If you are already registered Note that younger siblings of registered families are considered new registrations, as are children being re-registered […]
November 20, 2017

Regulations: Related Issues

By Sue Wight What about the 28 days? One of HEN’s major objections to the new regulations centred around the potential risk to bullied and unwell children by the requirement to attend school in the application period. While no change […]
November 13, 2017

Should you look at the Victorian Curriculum?

By Bekah Carman In Victoria we are required to provide “regular and efficient instruction that taken as a whole, substantially addresses the [8 key] learning areas”.  These learning areas, which we call the KLAs, are English, Maths, Science, Technology, Languages […]
November 11, 2017

Vic Home-ed Registrations are due

VRQA Renewals are due by 30 November.  If you have not yet renewed, contact the VRQA at home.schooling@edumail.vic.gov.au with: your child’s full name date of birth any details that have changed such as your address or phone number. If you […]
November 6, 2017

Unschooling is not Unparenting

By Sue Wight Something odd is happening in the world of unschooling. Sarah has heard that if her children want chocolate biscuits for breakfast, they will eat a balanced diet over time without well-meaning interference from her. Meanwhile, she’s struggling […]