BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR OTHERWAYS CONTRIBUTORS
We currently have the following books available free for Otherways contributors.
I Am Learning All The Time by Rain Perry Fordyce (see review in Otherways 134, p26)
- Adventures of the Homeschoolers: The Genie in the Teapot by Liz Pilley & Kim Holding (see review in Otherways 134, p26)
- Freya and Heath are Home Educated by Liz Pilley and Kim Holding (see review in Otherways 133, p 14)
- The Naming of Tishkin Silk by Glenda Millard (see review Otherways 133, p14)
- Wright on Time: Arizona by Lisa M Cottrell-Bentley (see review in Otherways 134, p27)
- Cody Greene and the Rainbow Mystery by Linda Fields (see review in Otherways 135, p31)
- Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse by Kaleb Nation (see review in Otherways 135, p32)
- Oracle in the Mist by Linda Maree Malcolm (review Otherways 133, p15)
- The Mystery of the Vanishing Cave (second hand) by John Bibee (see review in Otherways 134, p30) (a contributor can have this book as an extra if they’d like to choose another first).
- The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (see review in Otherways 135, p31)
- Alabama Moon by Watt Key (see review in Otherways 135, p32)
- ,Armageddon Summer by Jane Yolen & Bruce Coville (reviewed in Otherways 134)
- Nim at Seaby Wendy Orr (reviewed in August issue)
- Skellig and My Names is Mina by David Almond (see review Otherways 134, p29
- Wright on Time (collection) includes Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota) (reviewed in November issue)
- Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr (reviewed in Otherways 133)
- Evolve DVD
- More Interesting than your Teacher by Stuart Wright (reviewed Otherways 134)
- Australia: The Time Traveller’s Guide (DVD)
- Just Three For Freeby Andy Griffiths (a contributor may have this in addition to another selection)
Contributions to Sue at ua.ude.civ.de-emohnull@rotide
IMPORTANT UPDATE ON VICTORIAN LEGAL SITUATION
Important update on Victoria - March 2013
LEGO ROBOTICS COMPETITION UPDATE
Those of you who have read your Otherways already will know that HEN members, Scott and Ben Jessett represented Victoria in the First Lego League Competition and seen the photos.
Well, we have an update – the boys’ team won the Australian competition held at Macquarie University and are off to St Louis in America for the international championship!
Well done guys!
To hear more, tune in to Richard Stubbs program on 774 Melbourne tomorrow http://www.abc.net.au/melbourne/programs/melbourne_afternoons/
To see the Otherways photos plus news on other home ed students doing us proud – Grace Ephraums and Oceana and Ruen Mae White-Mackenzie – see Congratulations
From the Distance Education Victoria 2013 enrolment forms at http://www.distance.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/10-12-Enrolment-Handbook-2013.pdf
“In 2013 Home schooling families will be able to enrol their children directly into a VCE or VCAL program with the DECV.
Home Schooling families wanting to enrol their child into a VCE program with the Distance Education Centre, Victoria will need to satisfy the following enrolment criteria:
Eligibility for enrolment
1. For the purposes of enrolment with the DECV to undertake the VCE or VCAL, a home schooler would have been undertaking learning within the home for a period of 12 months or more. Persons requesting enrolment in this category are required to provide evidence of registration as a home schooler with Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) (or equivalent authority in other states) for a minimum of one complete school year (i.e. enrolled with the VRQA by the start of February in the year prior to undertaking the VCE or VCAL program).
Home schooled students, under 17 years of age must undertake a full time VCE/ VCAL program and do not need to register with the VRQA.
2. A condition of enrolment is that students attempting the VCE or VCAL are capable of succeeding in the program. As home schoolers do not have moderated assessments of capability at year 10 level, it is important to have an assessment of student learning appropriate to the desired VCE studies.
DECV will provide the test for those who elect to sit the test. The test may be undertaken at DECV or a negotiated site. Where the test is undertaken externally to DECV, the test must be supervised by an appropriate adult, approved by the DECV.
Materials Charge: $160 per year or $80 for one semester”
Although Distance Ed do not take enrolments from home educators for years P-10 (unless you fit one of their enrolment categories), DECV materials for these levels can be purchased if desired at a cost of $160 per whole Grade/Year level course or $80 for one semester.
Contact the DECV Enrolment Office for a “Purchase of Materials” application form.
Distance Education Centre Victoria
Phone: 03 8480 0000
Toll Free: 1800 133 511
Fax: 03 9416 8493
- Access to the Mathletics program at the school rate of $30 per child. See the Mathletics entry in our resources section or contact Colita to enrol at ua.ude.civ.de-emohnull@scitelhtaM Mathletics users can also elect to enrol in Spellodrome for $15 instead of the market rate of $50.
- Discounted entry to many HEN activities and classes.
- 30% discount on Sqwirk subscriptions. Members can email Sue at ua.ude.civ.de-emohnull@rotide for the discount code.
- Maths Online – 60% discount for home educators. http://www.mathsonline.com.au/
- 38% discount on Reading Eggs subscriptions. Simply sign up for a free trial with Reading Eggs then phone their customer service desk (02) 8585 4020 with your HEN membership number and pay for your subscription by Visa or Mastercard.
NEW HOME ED eBOOK AVAILABLE
TALES OUT OF SCHOOL: Home Education Stories eBook
By Dr John Barratt-Peacock and Susan Wight
Available from www.palmerhiggsbooks.com.au
A new eBook on home education called Tales Out of School is now available at
Palmer Higgs Books.
Tales Out of School is a book for existing home educators and those enquiring into home education. It contains 40 stories from the coalface of home education. In it you will meet families whose story immediately resonates with you and others who you may consider more than a little odd. It is our belief that there is something to learn from each of them.
The eBook is available now from Palmer Higgs Books for $9.95 at http://www.palmerhiggsbooks.com.au/tales-out-of-school-home-education-stories-ebook.html
It is not possible to purchase a printed copy at this time but the eBook can
be read on any e-reader or on your PC/Mac or iPad. You can even print it out
if you wish. To read it on a PC/Mac etc, there is some software that you
need to download but it is free.
Dr John Barratt-Peacock home educated his five children beginning in the
1970s and all went on to university. John published several home education
magazines over the years and also wrote the first Australian PhD on home
education The Why and How of Australian Home Education.
Susan has home educated toddlers to teenagers and is still an active home
educator, the coordinator of the Victorian Home Education Network and editor
of Otherways magazine.