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February 22, 2018

Australian Children’s Choir Auditions

Several home ed families take part in this choir. Why not join them? Auditions open now.
February 16, 2018

School attendance during the approval period

Victorian law requires children to attend school OR be registered for home education. While awaiting registration approval, school attendance is required. However, there is provision for non-attendance set out under section 2.1.3 of The Education and Training Reform Act (details […]
February 11, 2018

Worried about the new requirements?

Never fear HEN is here! Read this quick guide and adjusting to the new requirements will all begin to look possible. Existing Home Educators Continue to home educate using any method you wish No need to follow the Victorian Curriculum or […]
January 30, 2018

Media Roundup

2019 Home schooling: Who and Why – ‘Afternoons’ on ABC Radio May 16 Families take extended breaks from city living and turn their kids into ‘road scholars’ ABC May 15 The rise of the accidental home-schooler, Radio National, May 5 […]
January 30, 2018

Virtual School Victoria (Distance Education) Materials

DET has licensed HEN to distribute the 2015 Virtual School Victoria (formerly known as Distance Education Centre Victoria (DECV)) course to Victorian home educators for FREE. Please note that these materials refer to DECV, which is the former name of […]
January 19, 2018

Anything is Possible

How to Run Your Next Home Ed Camp or Excursion By Colita Scott Home education camps and events are all about giving your children an experience to remember. For me, the best parts of school were the school camps and […]
January 10, 2018

Guide to Home Education in Victoria

The updated Guide to Home Education in Victoria is now available in Word of PDF.
January 10, 2018

Dear New Home Educator

Dear New Home Educator, Congratulations on your decision to educate your children from home. You’ve borrowed a pile of books from the library and scoured the internet for advice; you may have bought some supplies already. Great…except that every ‘expert’ […]
January 8, 2018

No, you don’t have to use KeptMe

Using the KeptMe app is NOT a requirement under the new regulations. You can keep home educating the same way you always have. Some form of record-keeping is advisable, but you can choose what form that takes. It could be […]
January 3, 2018

The effectiveness of HEN

HEN has a long and proud history of standing up for home educators’ rights in Victoria. Documents obtained under Freedom of Information during our regulations campaign confirm HEN’s continued advocacy has been very effective in keeping legal requirements reasonable over the years. Amongst […]