We home educated two of our four children at secondary level for several
Erica left regular school at the end of
year 7 and was home educated for three years after which she studied
Box Hill TAFE
and worked with Select Flowers and
Bed of Roses.
She has since managed a
Rockmans store in Canberra and is currently a store manager with
Christian left regular school at
the end of year 3 and was home educated for seven years. He returned to
school for year 12 and studied
Arts at Deakin
University Burwood campus.
We took a fairly formal but yet flexible approach to home education.
I gathered teaching materials from many sources - book shops, libraries,
Op shops, garage sales and fetes and wrote some units myself.
We used Distance
Education Centre Victoria for part of the time and also had contact
Christian received a grant from
under the terms of the Bull Bequest which covered the cost of some of
the materials we used and also enabled him to have some sessions with
Education consultant Lynne Mackenzie-Sykes and to participate in online
courses with the
Virtual School for the Gifted
We found membership of
Network very helpful and also were members of a local Christian
homeschooling support group which held sports days and excursions.
CLICK HERE to view
Home Education Network (HEN) Information sheets with insert relating to
home schooling gifted children