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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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We all love reading stories, especially those our friends have written! They fire up our imaginations and take us on wonderful journeys!
The children who have contributed items for this website live in Australia and all are educated at home by their parents.
A BIG THANK YOU goes to everyone who has sent stories for our Kids Pages! To find out how to send us your short story read the submission guidelines. As you can see by the stories below, your story can be any length and include illustration!
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An Autumn Day in the Park
by Naomi, age 6
One autumn day we went to the park. The ground was soggy and it was covered with leaves and acorns.
My friends and I collected some acorns and we had an acorn fight. I threw a few acorns at Aisling, Sam and Jonas and they threw lots of acorns at me.
Then we piled up the leaves into a big pile and we took turns at jumping into the pile. I went first. It was good fun, the leaves were prickly. Then we buried each other but we did not put leaves on our head. I enjoyed being buried in the leaves it felt funny and prickly.
I had a good time at the park, it was good fun.
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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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