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Since 1989 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.
Home education is a legal alternative to school education in Australia. State and Territory governments are responsible for regulating home education and have different requirements, however home educating families are able to develop curriculum and learning programs to suit the individual needs of their children.
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NSW Junior Robotics Competition
by Colleen Strange, first published on HEA
On the 22nd August, at the Powerhouse Museum, a group of homeschoolers who call themselves the Robowhizards F.C. won 2nd place in the NSW Robocup Junior robotics competition!
The team members were: Quinn, Gabrielt, Alex, Scott, and Luke. They chose to compete in the Robocup Soccer which involves building and programing two robots to play soccer against other teams. The boys built a goal keeper and a striker using lego platforms, infrared light sensors, touch sensors, and an electronic compass. They used Robolab to program their robots (not remote controlled) to search and manoeuvere an infrared ball into their opponents goal.
On the 21st August, during the qualifying rounds, they won all four of their games, and on the 22nd during the knockout rounds they won all their matches and made it to the final, but they were finally defeated and claimed 2nd place which was $300 worth of Education Experience products. 33 teams competed. This was quite an achievement especially considering this was their first year competing. The Robowhizards will travel to Brisbane for the National championships on 6th and 7th September.
For more information about the team, go to http://fc.robowhizards.com
For more information about Robocup Junior, go to www.robocupjunior.org.au
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Welcome to the world of home education - learning without school! We officially began educating our three children in 1985, when our eldest was five years. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn as they grew and explored and discovered this amazing world since the moment they were each born! I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. I hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was!
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