Articles

August 17, 2017

Home Education and Disability Funding

By Mish Baker, Disability Advocate and Home Educating Parent There are 4743 students registered for home education in Victoria from 3006 families. They receive no funding at all. Research consistently shows 25% of home educated children have additional needs. In […]
August 16, 2017

Educating Claudia

By Kerstin Scheel Eighteen-year-old Claudia was in and out of school but the system never met her needs. We had several stints of home education which, although challenging, was the best option available for much of the time. Claudia has […]
August 15, 2017

Lessons from across the Border

By Pavlina McMaster The recently-released NSW Ombudsman’s Inquiry into behaviour management in schools report is damning and disturbing. It does not contain anything new, but firmly establishes that many students with disabilities, special needs, and out-of-home-care needs continue to be […]
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 9, 2017

Notice of Disallowance Motion

The Liberal Nationals have given notice of a disallowance motion in the Legislative Council and reads: MRS PEULICH — To move — That in accordance with section 5.10.2(5) of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 the following clauses of […]
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 25, 2017

A Thin Veneer of Consultation

By Sue Wight The government has announced a Home Schooling Advisory Committee and is hoping that will be enough to see off the threat of a disallowance motion on their 2017 Education Regulations. So, how real is this committee? Not […]
July 25, 2017

Future Environmental Leaders Program

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 […]