HEN News

October 24, 2021

Guide to Victoria’s COVIDSafe Settings and Restrictions for Home Education Groups

All HEN events must be run within CovidSafe restrictions. This includes any group run under HEN insurance. Complying with the Victorian State Government’s CovidSafe settings ensures that your public liability insurance remains valid. Maintaining an attendance register is a requirement […]
July 16, 2021

VHEAC Election – Candidates Information

The VHEAC election is now open and all registered home educators have received voting instructions from the VRQA. If you did not receive your email, contact them on 9637 2806 or home.schooling@education.vic.gov.au You can find their nomination blurbs below. Voting […]
June 6, 2021

Otherways needs you!

Otherways is Australia’s longest running alternative education magazine, produced quarterly by a team of HEN volunteers. Otherways supports you by bringing together an amazing collection of stories and advice from home educating families willing to share their experiences with others. […]
January 4, 2021

VHEAC Communique December 2020

December 8, 2020

VHEAC Communique Oct 2020

October 18, 2020

COVID Update

HEN has received a response to the questions asked at VHEAC about home education group meetings. The entire text is available below, but the key point is that: The department acknowledged the importance of groups to our community, but due […]
August 11, 2020

Paying it Forward

By Sue Wight I delight in the fact that home education has grown so significantly over the last twenty years. The HEN community I joined way back in 2000 was only 86 families whereas we now have over 1000. While […]
August 3, 2020

VHEAC Communique July 2020

May 25, 2020

What can we do?

Everyone Continue to comply with over-arching requirements:  Practice good hand hygiene Stay home if anyone in the family is unwell Adults must remain 1.5 metres from people you don’t live with. Indoor events must have 4 square metres per person. […]
May 24, 2020

Can Home Ed Groups Resume?

With schools returning, many home educators are beginning to ask whether they can resume their normal home ed meetups. No, home ed groups are not schools and cannot resume if their numbers and venue exceed the current limits.  However, you […]