How does homeschooling work?

Homeschooling is a form of education where parents take on the responsibility of educating their children at home instead of sending them to a traditional school. Here’s how it typically works:

State registration:

The first step in homeschooling is to register your child to homeschool within your state.

*Homeschool Academy Australia provides assistance to parents with the application process should you require it.

Planning:

Parents can choose to create their own learning plan or use pre-packaged curricula designed for homeschooling. This allows them to tailor the education to the needs and interests of their children.

*Homeschool Academy Australia has their own curricula based on the Australian curriculum.

Teaching Methods:

Homeschooling can be very flexible, allowing parents to experiment with various teaching methods to find what works best for their child. This could include traditional textbooks, online resources, field trips, hands-on activities, and more.

*At Homeschool Academy Australia our classes are live interactive classes run online by registered teachers using various different resources. 

Scheduling:

Parents can also decide on the schedule that works best for their family. Some follow a traditional school year calendar, while others choose a year-round approach with breaks at different times.

*Homeschool Academy Australia offers 10-week programs based on four terms, similar to traditional schooling. Our programs run from 9 am to 1 pm for primary year levels and 9 am to 2 pm for secondary year levels, Monday through Thursday.

Socialisation: 

One concern with homeschooling is often socialisation. Parents can address this by organising play dates, joining homeschooling co-ops, enrolling in extracurricular activities, or participating in community events.

*Homeschool Academy Australia offers a dynamic live interactive program with up to 20 children per class, fostering opportunities for our children to connect and establish meaningful friendships. In certain states, we organise enriching fortnightly excursions, and we have a dedicated private community chat group where families can connect and share experiences.

Record-Keeping: 

Keeping records of the child’s educational progress is important for future reference or if required by law. This could include samples of work, and other relevant documentation.

*Homeschool Academy Australia currently employs a program known as Seesaw, which provides our families with access to their children’s academic endeavors.

Overall, homeschooling offers a personalised and flexible approach to education, allowing parents to cater to their child’s individual needs and interests. It can be the most rewarding experience for both parents and children. Our programs have positively impacted the lives of numerous families by providing support to parents and their children during this thrilling yet potentially overwhelming new journey!

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