20 years ago, with a three-year-old and a baby, I started my own homeschool journey. I remember many questions, the feeling of excitement, the research and feeling unsure. Over the next 5 years, I planned school-style lessons and bought an expensive curriculum. Looking back, I know I have learned a lot in the past 20 years.
Homeschool has been a second opportunity at my own education, but also, I have gained a deep understanding of what homeschool really is, how to go about it, and why it works. And now, it’s my privilege to help others begin and navigate their own homeschooling journey.
As parents consider this option, many feel overwhelmed with information about registration, curriculum and other practicalities. We’d love to help you begin this exciting learning journey with your child.
Homeschool in Australia is a growing trend - Over 20,000 Australian families currently homeschool their children. (The Conversation https://theconversation.com/homeschooling-is-on-the-rise-in-australia-who-is-doing-it-and-why-110268) Parents choose to homeschool their children for many reasons including:
- To provide a safe learning environment
- To meet their child’s learning needs
- Behavioural/Social/Mental Health Challenges
- Long-term travel
- Religious or cultural beliefs
A few statistics - Many Homeschool families have a child with significant challenges:
- Health Issues (36%)
- ASD (38%)
- Dyslexia (37%), ADD/ADHD (37%)
- Slow Processing Speed (37%)
- Anxiety (43%)
- Intellectual Challenges (36%)
- Physical Disability (36%)
(Simply Homeschool Statistics Nov 2019)