Homeschool Curriculum Guide Grades / Years – Australia
Homeschool Curriculum Guide Page Index:
- DIY Homeschool Guides – Stages and Statements
- My Homeschool Graded Courses . For a complete curriculum for (K to 6)
- Do I Need To Follow the Australian Curriculum (or state syllabus) Precisely?
- Key Learning Area Australian Curriculum Guides
DIY Australian Homeschool Curriculum Guide – Stages and Stage Statements
The Australian Curriculum, and other state syllabuses, list their outcomes (or goals) as per stage or grade. Each stage has an overview of the outcomes and they are provided in their stage statements. Reading through these will give you a general overview of the Australian Curriculum.
We now have a complete curriculum solution for Australian Homeschoolers. My Homeschool Graded Courses are based on the Australian Curriculum content and outcome statements. Our courses provide a literature rich approach using many of the ideas of Charlotte Mason and other experienced home educators.
My Homeschool is a virtual home educator’s staff room. It provides a community forum, parent teacher enrichment courses, a state registration application course, and the digital platform for our graded course.
Do I Need To Follow the Australian Curriculum or State Syllabus Precisely?
If you are in homeschooling in Victoria or Queensland you don’t need to follow a set syllabus, however you still need to cover the key learning areas. All other states are required to follow either their state syllabus (NSW & WA) or the Australian Curriculum. All the state syllabi are based on the Australian Curriculum so essentially they still follow the Australian Curriculum.
It is perfectly acceptable to fiddle with the sequencing of teaching certain subjects. Flexibility is written into the curriculum and topic sequence is at the teacher’s discretion.
“Teachers will continue to have the flexibility to make decisions about the sequence of learning, the emphasis to be given to particular areas of content, and any adjustments required based on the needs, interests and abilities of their students.” NESA .
When you homeschool you do not need to stick to strict grades however it is good to still have a loose homeschool curriculum guide. It is often easier to teach your children together for a range of subjects. However when you are following the Australian Curriculum it has been set out in Years/Grades or Stages.