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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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The Chimaera Conspiracy
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published by Greater Glider Productions
Reviewed by Bonny, age 12
Mystifying, terrifying and nail-biting, this book rates a 10 out of 10. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery or adventure - it's so good, you just can't put it down.
Bonita, aged 12
Mystifying, terrifying adn nail-biting, this book rates a 10 out of 10. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery or adventure - it's so good, you just can't put it down.
Madeleine, aged 11
I just wanted to say that I read your book and thought it was great. I like the way the paragraphs are broken up because when I look at a book that has paragraph after paragraph it turns me off the book. I thought your book had a perfect amount of description.
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"I really, really enjoyed reading your book. I didn't want to stop reading it. almost the best book I have ever read! I have two favourite books they are: 'Looking For Alibrandi' and 'Lilli And Me', your book is equal to both..."
Kirsten, aged 14
"I've just finished reading your novel. I think it's fantastic. The story is so believable. I really got into the characters, everything was so descriptive. I felt like I was there. There wasn't a boring moment in it at all. When I'd finished reading it, I just kept thinking, "That was so totally amazing!" It's the best book I've read in a VERY long time. It's been extremely hard to find books that have a great story line and that interest me. I'm going to read it again 'cause it was so good!"
Mitchell, aged 15
"It is a really great book... The story was very engaging, I felt like I was involved in the adventure."
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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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