Homeschooling Australia

Things Australian homeschoolers like to know.

Is the NESA Syllabus different from the Australian Curriculum?

NSW Curriculum and Nesa syllabus differences

Is the NESA Syllabus different from the Australian Curriculum?

  • BOSTES has changed its name to NESA

If you are getting registered to homeschool in NSW then you know that the NESA Home Schooling package requires your educational program to be based on the relevant board of studies syllabus and content.

I have often suggested that you can use ...

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Making Charlotte Mason’s Science Ideas Fit The Australian Curriculum

Charlotte Mason and the Science Curriculum

For those of you who want to follow the Charlotte Mason approach for teaching science you may wish to ask – how does the Charlotte Mason method of doing science compare with the Australian Science Curriculum’s three strands of science?

She believed:

  • in developing the scientific skills through observation (and recording those through notebooking and journaling),
  • understanding science ...
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A day in our homeschool – The Good the bad and the Ugly

Day in Morrow Homeschool

A day in our homeschool life

What I wished our homeschool days look like and what they actually look like are usually quite different. Every week I have some interruption that ruins my ideal plans. This week it is no different:

  • Monday morning started with tired children and a lethargic mother following a three-day church camp.
  • Tuesday included some work experience piano teaching ...
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How Much Does Homeschooling Cost?

Inquiring homeschoolers often ask, ‘How much does homeschooling cost?’. This is not an easy question to answer. Not only do families vary in size but also in income, children’s ages, educational approaches, and individual gifts, talents and interests of the parents and children. So, do we give up and say, ‘It’s impossible to know the cost!’ No! We can still give an educated guess of the average costs of homeschooling and then ...

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Homeschooling And University

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Homeschooling and University

Not all homeschooling children want, or need, to attend Australian university however many will. And for several professions a university education is their ticket to ride in their chosen field.

Often parents fear that homeschooling will lock their children out of university studies. It won’t!

Here are some stories and advice for those of you who think your ...

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Australian Curriculum Geography- Homeschooling & CM

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Today I want to continue on with my series of how Charlotte Mason’s ideas on education can be compared to the Australian National Curriculum (ANC). My subject this time is primary school geography.

The Australian Curriculum breaks geography into two strands:

  • geography understanding and knowledge,
  • geography inquiry and skills.

And when I look at CM’s approach she also has these categories although ...

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Australian Curriculum History & Charlotte Mason

Australian Curriculum and Charlotte Mason History

Australian Curriculum History

The The Australian Curriculum’s content is quite different from that suggested by Charlotte Mason.

A New Definition For History

The Australian Curriculum’s history content is really an  Australian Social Studies course for the first four years and no chronological history is taught at all. Their “history studies” are spent  working out what is past and ...

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