My goal is to simplify home education for you and help you home school in the primary years.
After 12 years teaching my four children at home I can testify that homeschooling works!
If you’re not from Australia or New Zealand—that’s OK!
Hi, I'm Michelle and I can remember the overwhelming task of planning my early days homeschooling. I needed information, practical advice and a starting point for teaching my children at home.
I want to share my experience and help you pull a primary homeschool curriculum together that suits your family. Don't panic! It isn't as hard as it sounds.
Our home school teaching guides are here to help you de-mystify homeschooling and give you the confidence you need to home educate. You will share in the joy of learning with your children and you can avoid being locked into an expensive pre-packed, distance education curriculum.
In an effort to eliminate some of that curriculum confusion I have provided resources and Australian curriculum guides that will give fresh ideas or help you get started home educating your primary aged children.
Our eclectic resources are a mixture of ideas inspired by Charlotte Mason, Ruth Beechick and Classical Education authors.
Charlotte Mason's method of education inspires a love of learning that is known for its gentleness and academic excellence.
Ruth Beechick is a modern writer who writes on Biblical homeschooling.
Classical Education has three definite stages for children’s educational development.
All of these styles overlap to some extent and are Christian based. All of these methods of homeschooling agree that we should use excellent literature or living books (as Charlotte Mason would say) for teaching children.
Are you sick of adapting your overseas homeschool resources to suit Australia or New Zealand?
Do you want your children to learn the literature, spelling, history and nature of your country?
Do you want home grown materials written by homeschoolers for homeschoolers?
Well I did too!
Homeschooling Downunder began because of a desire to see more homeschool resources that suited home education in Australia. Having oodles of New Zealand friends and family we wanted to include home education resources for them when we could.
The Downunder Copywork Series uses living literature from Australia and New Zealand.
The Wonderland of Nature Science and Nature living book
Our Sunburnt Country An illustrated history of Australia
A Bush Calendar 12 month nature diary set in the Australian bush
Australian Book Traveller whisks you around Australia with picture books.
Crowns of Fire a bushfire story set in Australia
Australian Flag Lapbook is a fun lesson for children about The Australia Flag
Australia Map Journal This artistic map is a eye catching educational tool..
Australian History Notebooking Pages Over 100 notebooking pages about Australia
Our goal is to support Australian Christian homeschooling families with resources, ideas and Australian curriculum. Our own homeschool journey started more than 10 years ago. Our products a Christian education in an Australian setting.
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"I just want to tell you that I have spent not hours, but DAYS on your website. Yes, DAYS!!!! I have read and reread and reread every single word you have to say, and I've checked out ALL of your sample files, probably every single link ..I want to tell you that your website is achieving exactly what you have set out to achieve. You certainly are a blessing to the newly starting homeschooler.
As someone whom is just starting out, your 8 years of experience is of enormous comfort to me. You have helped me to realize that I was trying to do too much, and that it's okay to relax a little, just make sure that I'm using good quality sources, and feed their brains with beautiful literature. ..
The most help you have been to me is introducing me to this Charlotte Mason style. I do believe that learning from the great writers themselves is absolutely the best way to learn English. I know with Cindy being an avid reader that she will take to it like a duck to a pond.*smile*.
You have really given me a confidence boost to try this style with my kids. "
Tanya D New Homeschool Mother, NSW 2008