This section is still a work in progress.

Waldorf or Steiner education is a method based on the philosophy of Rudolph Steiner, who coined the term Anthroposophy.  Waldorf/Steiner is a method that focuses on the goodness of people and the world, and seeks to cultivate the inner self, the mind, body, soul and spirit.  Waldorf is often secular, but is also a great fit for many religious and/or spiritual traditions.

Cairns Rudolf Steiner School Association
Cairns, QLD
Phone: (07) 4059 0332

Millennial Child

  • Free and Paid
  • American
  • Steiner/Waldorf

Millennial Child offers free articles, podcasts and videos.  You can also pay for membership to get discounts on CDs, free consultations or pay outright for consultations.

Oak Meadow

  • Paid, either material purchases or enrolment
  • American
  • Secular, Whole Child Approach
  • K-12, primary and high school years

A complete print-based curriculum program that can be purchased as it is or your child can actually enrol in as a student with teachers.  It is American based and as such the enrolment and certificates given will not be recognised by Australian standards – but as a home education program it is highly praised. Not a cheap choice.

EarthSchooling by BEarth Institute

  • Paid
  • American
  • Secular, Waldorf/Steiner
  • K-12, primary and high school years

A complete curriculum program based on the Waldorf style. It is secular and nature based.  Can be bought in parts, by subject, by year level or with a lifetime family membership.  Can be very expensive!

Christopherus Homeschool Resources

  • Free and Paid
  • American
  • Steiner/Waldorf

Range of home ed resources included unit studies for Main Lessons. Their curriculum overview is well-regarded by HEN steiner members as a comprehensive manual providing a grade-by-grade description of the curriculum.  Free access to various resources, as well as a shop to buy more.

Steiner Based Curriculum
Marie Bajada (03) 5368 9441

 

Waldorf without Walls 

  • Free and Paid
  • American
  • Steiner/Waldorf

Full of free to read articles and other information, as well as paid resources such as a series of booklets which concisely present the pertinent information needed to follow Steiner’s philosophy in the areas of mathematics, science, painting and handwork. There is also a guide to getting started.

Live Education

  • Paid
  • American
  • Steiner/Waldorf

U.S based group who offer individualised curricula, accompanied by telephone/email support for kindergarten to year 8.

Waldorf in the Home

  • Free and Paid
  • American
  • Waldorf/Steiner

Waldorf in the Home is a blog full of articles and posts to inspire the Steiner parent.  It also has paid content such as helpful videos and CDs.

Waldorf Homeschoolers

  • Free and Paid
  • Australian
  • Steiner/Waldorf
  • Supplier and Blog

This website hasn’t been updated in several years, however it still contains a lot of useful articles and information that may be helpful to home educators.

Charlotte Mason education is based on the method designed by Charlotte Mason.  It places an emphasis on complete learning of the whole person, not just the mind.  CM education is, in her own words, an atmosphere, a discipline and a life.  It focuses on creating good habits and living education.  Thus many resources for CM are living books, where you read a story to learn about a topic, rather than reading just dry facts.  Charlotte Mason methods can be religious and non-religious.

Homeschooling Downunder

  • Paid
  • Australian
  • Charlotte Mason

An Australian home education supplier with an emphasis on Charlotte Mason style, also includes free to read articles and blog posts, which can be very helpful for any home educator.

Ambleside Online

  • Free
  • American
  • Charlotte Mason style, Christian
  • All year levels

An online program/schedule.  This is not fully comprehensive for all KLAs, so will require some supplements, namely in maths and LOTE.  But it is very close to complete.

Mater Amabilis

  • Free
  • American
  • Charlotte Mason/Christian/Catholic

Mater Amabilis is a complete Charlotte Mason curriculum for Catholics.  It covers all year levels and seemingly all KLAs.

Living Maths

  • Free and Paid
  • American
  • Charlotte Mason

Free Charlotte Mason Maths ideas, book reviews, and email list, as well as paid lesson plans.

Living Science Group

  • Free
  • Global
  • Charlotte Mason/Secular

Living Science Group is a Yahoo Group specifically for discussing and sharing information about living science books.  It is secular but inclusive.

Christian home education can mean many different things, from simply including bible verses in English and Maths lessons, to Creationist and/or Young Earth Science.  Many Christian resources are also American, which can also change things up a bit from what Australians may need.  You will need to research each curriculum or resource before deciding if it is a comfortable fit for your family and religious needs.

Australian Christian Homeschooling (ACHS)

  • Paid
  • Australian
  • Christian

Providers of Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) materials.  Postal: PO Box 3101 (8-12 Business Drive) Caboolture BC Qld 4510.  Phone: (07) 3881 5745

Light Educational Ministries

  • Paid
  • Australia
  • Christian

Christian curriculum resources.  Phone: (02) 6259 3944

Mater Amabilis

  • Free
  • American
  • Charlotte Mason/Christian/Catholic

Mater Amabilis is a complete Charlotte Mason curriculum for Catholics.  It covers all year levels and seemingly all KLAs.

Homeschooling Supplies (Aust)

  • Paid
  • Australian
  • Christian

Run for over 20 years, Homeschooling Supplies is a Australia wide supplier of educational materials and curriculum books.
Postal: P.O. Box 688 Werribee VIC 3030
Phone: (03) 9742 7524
Email: office@homeschooling.com.au

Southern Cross Educational Enterprises www.scee.edu.au

  • Paid
  • Australian
  • Christian

Regional distributor of Accelerated Christian Education and Australian homeschooling resources.  8-12 Business Drive, Narangba Qld 4504.  Ph (07) 3881-5777

Secular generally refers to non-religious education and resources.  For many home educators, secular should be science based – including big bang theory and evolution – but in this section we will not differentiate between secular and neutral (neutral being things that do not include religion, but also don’t include evolution etc).

Secular Homeschool

  • Free
  • American/Global
  • Secular

Secular Homeschool is a website for people looking for resources, advice, ideas and help with secular home education.  Includes lists and reviews of resources, guides and information and a members forum for discussion and asking questions.

SEA Homeschoolers

  • Free
  • American
  • Secular

Secular, Eclectic, Academic (SEA) Homeschoolers is a website dedicated to sharing information for secular home educators.  It includes blog posts, reviews of resources, links, bulletin boards, a shop and even events listings.

Time 4 learning

  • Paid
  • American
  • Secular
  • All year levels

Time 4 Learning is an online subscription curriculum program that aligns to American educational standards.