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 […]
January 2, 2018

2018 is looking good

As we enter a new year, our feeling is very positive. As you know, HEN fought hard against the regulations which took effect today, so you may find it a little odd that we are now positive about the future.  Much […]
December 18, 2017

Come Sail With Us

By Anne Hall Our family became involved with Sailability four years ago after seeing a HEN advertisement. Teenagers were wanted to go out to the glorious Lysterfield Lake Friday mornings and try their hand at sailing aiming to take people […]
December 1, 2017

VHEAC Communique Nov 2017

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 What do the new Vic regulations mean for you? If you are already registered Learning Plans & Exemptions: Are not required for registered children. If you have an additional child to register, see New Registrations below. Ongoing […]
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 […]