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September 13, 2021

Exploring Options for the English KLA

  In schools, English is often taught in isolation: a series of disjointed exercises in writing, spelling and grammar. In real life, English is about communicating our thoughts and ideas, often relating to work, interests and information sharing. When we […]
August 17, 2021

Home Educated Olympian

Thousands of us watched as Oceana represented Australia in women’s sport climbing. Here we learn a little more about her. Meet Oceana Mackenzie Nineteen-year-old Oceana is the youngest of six sisters who were always home educated using a natural learning […]
August 14, 2021

Exploring Options for the Languages KLA

Parents considering their options for the Languages key learning area (KLA) are often concerned that they will not be able to meet the requirements. Fortunately, there are a wide range of options, so even parents who have never studied another […]
July 26, 2021
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Non-year 12 entry to university: an example

Non-year 12 entry to university: an example Home educated students have successfully applied to universities all around the country using non-year 12 pathways. In Victoria, high school students at school typically sit their VCE exams and receive their ATAR, which […]
March 28, 2021

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March 8, 2021

Home education for the child in crisis

Content warning: this article talks about children in severe states of mental distress and issues related to that. People choose home education for many different reasons. For some, home education is the only option when a child is in crisis, […]
February 16, 2021

When your friends and family are unsupportive

You may have come to home education happily and willingly, or it may be that home ed is your last resort after persevering with mainstream school before realising it just won’t work for your child. Regardless of the reasons why […]
February 15, 2021
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A Home Education Vocabulary

  “What’s the difference between homeschooling and unschooling?” and “What is deschooling?’ are among the most commonly asked questions in Facebook groups. Homeschooling is generally used to mean home education. HEN (and many individuals) prefer this latter term as it […]
January 30, 2021

Should I use an All-in-One Curriculum Bundle?

Kirsty James Grade based curriculum packages offer a level of security which feels reassuring, but they have some significant drawbacks.The majority of these products are either books designed for schools, or programs for home educators which follow the Australian Curriculum. […]
January 18, 2021

Record keeping for home education

By Kirsty James   One common concern for new home educators in Victoria is how to keep records. This tends to stem from the question how will learning outcomes be recorded on the VRQA paperwork when applying for home ed […]