Freedom to learn and explore
Welcome to Homeschooling
Congratulations on deciding to explore the fantastic educational freedoms and benefits offered by homeschooling!
Join our Telegram chat Group designed for free thinking families to connect and share their experiences.
Homeschooling offers lots of choices and ways of learning, some of which don’t have to look anything like a traditional school curriculum. It doesn’t mean that your children will miss out on learning though, many homeschoolers actually get into TAFE or University earlier than their peers. No overstuffed curriculums, no homework, exams, tests or need to spend hours proving knowledge, means that more time can be spent on learning and experiencing. Your children will be encouraged to play, problem solve, discuss, analyse, take ownership, innovate, explore and contribute to their changing world.
There are many different ways of learning to choose from, and you can find out more about these in our getting started page.
Many parents can find getting started a bit daunting, so we have tried to help simplify it all by listing a range of resources, supports and information on how to register, get a learning plan organised, and start your new journey.
Homeschoolers might all do it differently, but often they like to share classes, events and excursions with other homeschoolers. Regular catchups with the same families can help develop relationships and bonds as well as making the most of the benefits of learning together and bouncing ideas off each other.
We will be listing workshops, co-ops, classes, events, groups and resources for you to explore. We are also currently partnering with educators to create learning opportunities specifically designed for homeschoolers – critical thinking and engaging life skills classes to enable your child to explore, learn and flourish, in a rapidly changing world.
Our Homeschooling Mentor support team have created a range of resources, run workshops, and offer chat advice in our telegram group, as well as confidential one on one zoom support if you want to explore support with writing learning plans, parenting, and counselling for more complex issues.!
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Support Services for New Families
Our Mentor team of experienced professionals, teachers and homeschool parents, have a combined wealth of experience to offer new homeschool families. The pandemic has seen a rapid growth in the number of families choosing to homeschool, and many of them are finding the transition more complex than usual, in the wake of experiencing lockdowns, disrupted education, loss of jobs, social disconnection and considerable financial and emotional strain. We offer a range of relevant supports to help get you started, everything from help with applications, parenting and trauma counselling.
Join our mailing list
Join our mailing list, and you will receive regular updates about new online classes, new events, zoom classes, resources, learning co – ops ( where parents provide classes in their skill area) and groups to join in with other homeschoolers. Homeschooling is about community, and there are lots of great opportunities to socialise, play sports and go on excursions together.
What Homeschoolers Say
"Who taught your child to walk, talk, toilet train, dress, speak well? That person will have no trouble teaching and providing learning opportunities. Focus on your strengths and talents. It will become very obvious where your child's interests/strengths are. Teach those areas. Simple lessons. Start with a leaf. You have art, science, and geography right there. In the first years do rubbing, exploring texture and shape, then follow through the ages with various nature studies, leaf drawings/differences, explore locations, and species. Older children could be doing essays on photosynthesis etc. One leaf. It works. I did it with four children, they are all well adjusted, social creatures. Successful jobs, families and uni students. Just keep diary records photo proof of activities. Shopping trips are excursions, maths, life skills, social study. Park meet ups are physical education. Good luck. Don't doubt yourself, you have this network for support and you are smarter than you give yourself credit for."
Australian homeschool mum of 4
"To make the most of this homeschooling life, we need to create the conditions for our children to thrive. Indoor and outdoor environments rich with imaginative play, natural objects, interesting people, good books, art supplies, and organic experiences, to name a few. And above all, a parent committed to letting them explore, learn and grow at their own pace"
~ Ainsley Arment
Author, "The Call of the Wild and Free," Founder of the Wild and Free podcast, Homeschool mum
"Don't question your ability to teach your child. Question putting your child into the same system that left you feeling incapable of teaching your child."
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