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Homeschool Unschool Australia Magazine back issues are still available as e-books.

I am continuously adding to this comprehensive collection of articles and hope you find them useful on your home educating adventure. Feedback and comments welcome.

The information on this website is of a general nature only and is not intended as personal or professional advice.

The Education Parent merges Beverley Paine's Homeschool Australia and Unschool Australia websites.

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Your comprehensive home ed guide includes:

  • Homeschooling & Unschooling Defined
  • Quick Guide to Getting Started
  • Registering as a Home Educator
  • Withdrawing your Child from School
  • Australian Support Groups
  • Home Educating Families in Business
  • A Typical Home Educating Day
  • List of Academic Competitions
  • Aussie Homeschooling and
    Unschooling Blogs
  • The BIG List of Home Ed Book
  • Home Ed Families in Business Directory

Since 1988 Beverley Paine has steadfastly promoted and supported home education as an educational choice for Australia families. Her books and websites aim to demystify education, gently deschooling families so that they may meet their children's individual and unique educational and developmental needs. Her honesty, insights and wealth of experience continues to bring hope, reassurance and confidence to families.

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books, ebooks and booklets by Beverley!

After 30 years of being a contact and support person Beverley no longer takes phone calls. Please join The Educating Parents Homeschooling and Unschooling Yahoo or Facebook group to ask her a question directly: she usually responds within 24 hours.

If you like what you read here,
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As her children grew into young adults Beverley realised a long cherished ambition to write fiction. Her first novel, a science fiction story aimed written for teens, The Chimaera Conspiracy, was published in 2002. Her second novel, Summer Storm, is being currently submitted to publishers. Beverley is currently working on three new booklets in her practical home education series.
Discounted classroom sets and a literature unit study are available.

Aquadome, an underwater research station in the year 2024, is shrouded in mystery, hiding controversial genetic experiments and treacherous secrets. Psychic links draw teenagers, Katya and Coen, into an international conspiracy which threatens their very existence
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ARTICLES
 
CURRICULUM
 
 

About Home Education

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Answering Objections to Homeschool

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Approaches and Methods

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At Our Place... What Home Education Looks Like

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Benefits and Disadvantages

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Beyond Homeschooling, see also Teenage Home Education

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Blogs by Home Educators

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Book and Curriculum Reviews

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Boredom, see also Motivation

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Budgetting

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Charlotte Mason

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Dads / Fathers

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Deschooling

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Distance Education and Schools

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Defence Services Homeschooling Families

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Evaluation - see Recording

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Festivals

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General and Off Topic Subjects

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Getting Started, see also Writing Your Own Curricululm

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Gifted Home Education

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Home Educated 'Graduates' Share

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Homeschoolers in the Media

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Interviews

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Just for Fun

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Learning Difference and Special Needs

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Learning Resources for the Homeschool

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Learning Styles and Preferences

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Legal Considerations

All State and Territory information is now inclulded in our FREE The Educating Parent Resource Directory, a handy pdf you can download onto your mobile phone or computer and refer to whenever you need information about getting started, registering, finding a local support group, and more. To add your support group, family business, homeschooling or unschooling blog to our Reource Directory please email Beverley, The Educaitng Parent.

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Maintaining Confidence

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Managing Homeschool Life: Being Organised

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Motivation, see also Boredom

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Natural Learning Approach, see also Unschooling

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Networks and Support Groups, see also Socialisation

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Online Support Groups

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Our Readers Recommend...

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Overcoming 'Burn Out' and Feeling Overwhelmed

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Parenting

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Part-Time Home Education and School Attendance

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Permaculture

Play

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Preparing the Learning Environment

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Preschool Homeschooling

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Recording and Evaluating, see also Writing Your Own Curriculum

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Research

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Sample Learning Programs

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School-At-Home Approach

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Single Parent Homeschooling Families, see also Working Homeschooling Parents

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Socialisation, see also Networks and Support Groups

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Teaching Strategies

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Teenagers and Homeschooling, see also Beyond Homeschooling

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Travelling and Homeschooling

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Typical Homeschool Days or Weeks

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Unschooling Approach, see also Natural Learning Approach

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Why We Homeschool

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Working and Homeschool, see also Single Parent Homeschooling Families

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Writing Your Own Curriculum

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Curriculum Planning, see also Writing Your Own Curriculum

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CURRICULUM CHECKLISTS

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Curriculum - General - Suppliers


FREE DOWNLOAD!
Comprehensive home education guide by Beverley Paine, The Educating Parent, includes:
  • Homeschooling & Unschooling Defined
  • Quick Guide to Getting Started
  • Registering as a Home Educator
  • Withdrawing your Child from School
  • Australian Support Groups
  • Home Educating Families in Business
  • A Typical Home Educating Day
  • List of Academic Competitions
  • Aussie Homeschooling and
    Unschooling Blogs
  • The BIG List of Home Ed Book
  • Home Ed Families in Business Directory

ENGLISH

Handwriting

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Listening and Speaking

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Media Studies

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Poetry

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Reading

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Story Telling

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Writing

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General

MATHEMATICS

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THE ARTS

Visual Arts

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Dance

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Drama

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Music

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TECHNOLOGY and ENTERPRISE

Information Technology

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Crafts

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HEALTH, PERSONAL and PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Life Skills and Chores

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Nutrition

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Personal Care

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Physical Education

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Relationships

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Spiritual and Moral Development
see also Festivals

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HISTORY

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GEOGRAPHY

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LOTE - Learning Languages Other than English

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SCIENCE

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CHILDREN'S PAGES

The children who have contributed items for the Kids Pages live in Australia and all are educated at home by their parents.

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Book, Media and Game Reviews

News Items and Articles

Short Story Library

Letters

Photo Album

Art Gallery

Projects, Fun Activities and Unit Studies

Recipes

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