Advice for Home Educators

February 27, 2018

What is this home ed thing anyway?

By Cynthia McStephen If you are new to the whole idea of DIY education, you may be wondering what this home education stuff is all about. Of course, life varies wildly between different families anyway. So, by extension, home education, […]
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’ […]
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 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 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 […]
October 14, 2017

Learning by Immersion

By Sue Wight We all learnt to speak via the immersion method. Babies become aware of vocal patterns and connect them with visual cues from facial expressions and body language and are on their way to cracking the code of […]
December 12, 2016

Missing the Milestones

By Susan Wight Towards the end of the year, I often catch up with old friends. Getting together always emphasises just how different our lives now are. They talk of meetings, workloads, changing policies, best-practice and so on.  Their end-of-year […]
July 14, 2016

Are you qualified?

By Susan Wight Somehow this question puts us on the back foot and we find ourselves mumbling, “Umm, well no I’m not a teacher…” Why? Why do we give in to the assumption that we need some kind of certificate […]