Sharing ideas, teaching tips and resources for the homeschool journey.
Homeschooling is an excellent way to give our children a Christian education. Christian homeschooling in Australia continues to increase as more parents discover how many options they have.
Australian Christian homeschoolers use a variety of methods to homeschool.
Whilst many parents choose to homeschool for reasons other than academics there is still a lot to learn about how to go about it.
On this site you will find general information on Homeschooling in Australia that will help you get organised to homeschool.
You can also find a suggested curriculum guides to use along with some subject helps for following the Australian National Curriculum.
please spend some time working out how you plan to homeschool for this will effect your curriculum choices. It will also save you money.
I wrote this ebook to fast track your education on homeschooling in Australia. It's not just my thoughts but a collection of wisdom from other homeschooling families. As a Christian home educator myself I think you will find this book helpful as you decide what is the best fit for you.
Over the years I have read many books on homeschooling philosophy. I LOVE some of the suggestions and often their core ideas and values overlap in places.
Ruth Beechick's book A Biblical Home Education is a challenging read that will help you think about these issues and give you some guidelines.
This is the first book I read on homeschooling. It converted me instantly. It is an old book but still has many gems.
I've not read a book by these people that I didn't like. They are wonderful godly inspirational authors.
Charlotte Mason was a Christian eductor and there are many books written about her style. One of my personal favoorites is A Charlotte Mason Education by Catherine Levison.
Many homeschool mums find these book to be on their favourite homeschool books list.
here is a list of more Christian Homeschooling Books.
There are a variety of Christian homeschooling resources providers. They all sell different products and they are run by homeschooling familes who understand homeschooling. Here is a list of the main ones.
|Homeschooling Downunder||That's Me! We provide a collection of resources with a literature based focus and we publish much of our own material.|
|Education Reformation||Joelle has material that she has written and published plus she imports many popular resources from USA.|
|Adnil Press||Linda also has published homeschool material plus she imports curriculum with a Classical education flavour.|
|Homeschool Supplies||Frank and Valerie provide workbook materials in a huge range of subjects for homeschoolers.|
|Leatherwood Books||Have a great book catalogue. You will find many living books here.|
|Design Your Own Homeschool||Marion has lots of ideas on her site plus some resources.|
|Light Education Ministries||They publish LEM a phonics reading program. Plus the sell many US Christian Texbooks from Abeka, Rod and Staff and Bob Jones University. They also work with schools.|
|Teaching Treasures||Ingrid has a wealth of info on her site for free. It's very practical.|
I know it is a little scary homeschooling without the support of an "official" organization but it's not as hard as you think.
For online community and support I highly recommend joining Aussiehomeschool.com.au. You can also buy and sell curriculum and meet with other Christian homeschooling familes.
For families wanting to know more about Catholic Homeschooling in Australia there is quite a large support network also.
This is a packaged approach that requires you to follow their curriculum. Most of the planning is done for you.
Children have set workbooks on traditional subjects. The material is US based with some Australian content. Children's work is very self directed. You may also get support and some conferences.
|Australian Christian Homeschooling - ACE|
|South East Home Education - ACE|
|Christian Light Education -contact Jason Kuaffman|
|Australian Christian College -ACE|
|Homeschool WA - Stuart Chapman - ACE|