Homeschooling Downunder

Helping, encouraging and supporting homeschooling in Australia for more than 15 years!


This site is listed by NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) as a support resource for NSW homeschoolers.

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About US

My Story

I’m Michelle and I live in Newcastle with my husband, some of my kids, grandma, grandpa and our dog Banjo. No grand kids!

We began homeschooling over 20 years ago – before the internet!

My four children all went to university at 16  without an ATAR or high school certificate. They are now all working in jobs they love. One is a doctor, another works in the film industry as a 3D animator, one works for a charity in communication and the other is an entrepreneur with two businesses.

I’ve been helping homeschoolers through my website, conferences, online workshops for 15 years.

I run Homeschooling Downunder and My Homeschool.

Read more of my story here…


What Home Educators Say

Homeschooling Downunder not only provides fantastic resources of great quality but Michelle also gives so much information and encouragement to homeschool families. Michelle has diligently and joyfully served the Australian home education community for many years and I have been very blessed by her dedication and commitment to others. Thanks Michelle and family!

Susan Priolo, Founder Aussie Homeschool

Hi Michelle, I just read your lovely email wishing me a Happy Mother’s Day. I so endorse your message of support. Homeschooling is so much more than education. What a privilege it is to be able to do this for my children, even if I came to it under such devastating circumstances. I just wanted to thank you for all the time and effort you have put into your homeschooling downunder site and now the Myhomeschool site. These sites are “pots of gold” and make our lives so much easier. It seems an appropriate time to say thank you and wish you a beautiful Mother’s Day as well. With appreciation.

Louise D, Home Educator, ACT

I just want to tell you that I have spent not hours, but DAYS on your website. Yes, DAYS!!!! I have read and reread and reread every single word you have to say, and I’ve checked out ALL of your sample files, probably every single link ..I want to tell you that your website is achieving exactly what you have set out to achieve. You certainly are a blessing to the newly starting homeschooler.

Tanya D, Homeschool Educator, NSW

Hi Michelle, THANK YOU for the amazing resources you make available to others. I’ve just begun homeschooling this year, and into this coming term plan to embrace more of Charlotte Mason’s style with my kids (8,6,4,1). It was a little daunting to do this from the outset, but after a term together, I feel ready to relax into it more. Thanks for you time“.

Rachel B, Home Educator, WA