A home ed family, the Millers, has found The Lab for children with Asperger’s Syndrome very useful and was interviewed on ABC radio about it. Well done Lily and Darcy! This sounds like a great provision for Asperger’s kids.
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Claims mainstream education has failed our kids
By Shannon Deery, Herald Sun May 9
Bullies are forcing Victorian students out of mainstream schools and into home schooling, amid claims the Education Department has failed our children. Authorities have been forced to step up their efforts with new initiatives aimed at stamping out bullying as home schooling figures [...]
The Mitchell family appeared in a very positive article on home ed in The Herald Sun on August 16
WHEN the Mitchell siblings go to school, one joins hundreds of peers while the other fires up the family laptop.
Parents Lesley and Daryll are among an increasing number of Victorians opting for home schooling – with official [...]
Some school staff think outside the box. Here is an interesting article on Big Picture Schools
For more info on Big Picture Schools visit http://www.bigpicture.org.au/
Geoff Allemand is offering his services as a personal learning coach using the Big Picture philosophy.
He is based in Shepparton and can be contacted at ua.moc.kcabemhctarcsnull@ffoeg
The Sunraysia Daily published a story on a mum home educating due to lack of provision for her autistic daughter
HEN members Maaike Johnston (who is also the Vice-President of the HEA) and her daughters appeared in an article in the Sunraysia Daily on 18th May. Well done Johnstons!
A scanned version is available here:
This article appeared in the Caboolture Shire Herald 18 May 2010
11 year old home ed student, Amelia Rowe came equal third in the finals of the National Geographic Competition.
The final will be broadcast on the National Geographic Channel on Friday 18 June at 10.30 am and on Sunday June 20 at 9.30 a.m.
Home education was discussed 0n the talkback programme Australia Talks 1st June 2010
“Home schooling is catching on, with student numbers steadily increasing in the past years. It’s a conscious decision by many city-based families. So why are more parents turning their back on the traditional education system? And is home schooling a valid alternative to [...]
A home ed student, 11 year old Amelia Rowe topped Victoria in the National Geographic Competition – the youngest to ever do so.
From the Bendigo Advertiser 27th May 2010