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Since 1989 Beverley Paine has steadfastly promoted and supported home education as an educational choice for Australia families. Her books and websites aim to demystify education, gently deschooling families so that they may meet their children's individual and unique educational and developmental needs. Her honesty, insights and wealth of experience continues to bring hope, reassurance and confidence to families.
Home education is a legal alternative to school education in Australia. State and Territory governments are responsible for regulating home education and have different requirements, however home educating families are able to develop curriculum and learning programs to suit the individual needs of their children.
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I am learning all about stick insects. I am pictured with a Goliath Stick Insect, he is still a baby - nymph. There are 150 known species of stick insect in Australia, most are tropical, but several species are found in the south east.
Branden doing a unit study on war.
Another creation from Branden!
Abby, Imogen and Bryce see the reef up close.
Home schooling allows Alicia to achieve at
her own pace in an environment she feels
comfortable and motivated in, that facilitates
and implements her individual needs.
Alicia making a 'Melbourne Cup' poster
to donate to Nursing Home Cup Day 05'
Branden with one of his drawings
A group of friends learning a bush dance
at home based learners camp 2003.
This is a typical "Unit Table" -
this one is for our Native Americans unit.
Leilani wearing the
finished dress Bethany designed for her.
Bethany chose the materials and her Mum
and her aunt sewed the dress.
Bethany in the middle of a
human pyramid, taken at the annual
Christmas concert last year
James, relaxing at home after making
Deathman, the fantastic computer
game on the Games Page
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Welcome to the world of home education - learning without school! We officially began educating our three children in 1985, when our eldest was 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 each 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!
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