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In 1998 Beverley's sixteen year old son taught her the basics of HTML and how to build a web site using Microsoft Front Page and thus Homeschool Australia was born! Beverley quickly realised that the internet was the perfect place to publish her many articles, collected over a decade of writing about her families experiences with home education.
Homeschool Australia is an extensive collection of Beverley's articles and information about home education written over nearly two decades. In them she shares her experience and insights, always wanting to help other families demystify the process of education and make it easier for them to teach their children at home. During this time Beverley battled chronic illnesses that often led to feeling overwhelmed. Her approach to home education is down-to-earth, common sense, child and family friendly.
Unschfool Australia focuses on natural learning and unschooling. Although Beverley began home educating with a 'school-at-home' approach health issues wrecked havoc with her tidy schedules and careful plans and the children, unattended and playing happily, seemed to learn just as much and effectively without being taught! Since 1989 Beverley has been exploring and writing about natural learning. Unschool Australia collects together her writing on this efficient and effective approach to education!
Homeschool Australia Frequently Asked Questions is a friendly 'on-topic' online support group hosted by Yahoo and moderated by Beverley Paine. You are warmly invited to join and ask any question, no matter how trivial about any aspect of home education!
Homeschool Australia Curriculum is has now been absorbed into the Homeschool Australia website, though the old pages remain online at www.australianhomeschoolcurriculum.com. Over the coming years Beverley hopes to compile a comprensive resource for her children to use should they decide to teach their children at home. There are hundreds of pages, including checklists, articles, activities, lesson plans, resources, and links.
Every so often Beverley posts on her Homeschool Australia blog, usually in response to a home education or educational topic in the media: read Beverley's blog at
For over five years Beverley edited and produced the free online (and for a while, print issues) Homeschool Australia Newsletter. Production of the pdf newsletter ceased in July 2008 so that Beverley can concentrate on producing the Home Education Association Inc of Australia newsletter, Resource Directory and magazine. The emailed version of the newsletter continued and is now produced monthly, offering a timely tip plus updates to the Homeschool Australia website.
Since 1997,when Beverley self-published her first book, Getting Started with Homeschooling Practical Considerations, she has been writing and selling books designed to help families build confidence as home educators. They are available from her daughter, now a stay-at-home mum, through Always Learning Books.
Aussie Homeschool Campers: thinking of travelling? Want to organise a homeschool or unschooling camp?
Unschool~Kidz! is a celebration of children learning at home and although no longer accepts contributions remains online for home educating families to enjoy. A printed version of the online magazine was made available in 2004. You'll find homeschooled children's writing, artwork and more...
For many years Beverley managed a comprehensive web site for South Australian home educators. The remaining South Australia Home Education Network one page site is there to help families find information about homeschooling in South Australia.
Beverley was always going to be an author - this was one of her earliest ambitions. At the age of 39 she began writing her first fictional story, a science fiction tale set in the not so distant future, an action packed tale of intrigue and conspiracy. Published by Greater Glider in 2002, The Chimaera Conspiracy remains Beverley's only published book, but it definitely isn't the only fictional story she's written. In the years to come she hopes to entice publishers to produce some of her other finished manuscripts!
Since 1988, when Beverley and Robin moved their family to the Southern Fleurieu Pensinula from the Adelaide Hills and purchased four and a half acres over looking the picturesque Bungala Valley, they have been thinking and working permaculturally. Bungala Ridge Permaculture Gardens offers an insight into the other great passion in Beverley's life.
Jacqui's evocative poetry about life, love, living and letting go... Beverley's sister Jacqui was an inspiration to all who knew her.
A small web site celebrating the Paine family's trip to Ceduna in 2002 to witness the amazing Total Solar Eclipse
Although she doesn't profess to be a gardener, just someone who dabbles in growing and propagating plants, Beverley is passionate about her garden, and especially the wonderful world of flowers... wander around Beverley's Flower Garden site.
Yet more beautiful flowers, this time captured by Beverley's camera while on holiday in Tasmania in 2006 - Table Cape Tulip Farm.
Another highlight from the six week Tasmanian holiday: Sealife Experience cruise on Tasman Peninsula
Coming soon - our New Zealand holiday!
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