Welcome to the World of Home Education and Learning Without School!
We began educating our three children in 1985, when our eldest was aged five years. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn as they grew and explored and discovered this amazing world since the moment they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. I hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was!
Victorian Home Education Draft Regulations Released - Submissions Required
Please make a submission, even if it is only a brief statement about how you perceive the new regulations will affect your family's ability to home educate in Victoria. The government needs to know that the home education community is engaged and cares about how home education is regulated and what works to help us educate our children successfully.
HEN Vic FAQ on the new draft regulations
Press release - Making Sure Home Schooling Students Get the Best Education: http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/making-sure-home-school-students-get-the-best-education/
Regulatory Impact Statement - part 3 deals with home education:
Public call for submissions is open and will close on Tuesday, 5pm on 28 February 2017: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/legislation/Pages/act2006regsreview.aspx
Link to the Draft Regulations:
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