I have had a few questions about what we are doing for with our five boys about schooling. I know a few families that are traveling around Australia with enrolling the children into schools from state to state or town to town. I have thought about doing that, especially as we are spending time in one place for the moment while we get Rose finished off!
Home Schooling In Australia
Yes I have decided to be brave, or crazy, to try Home Schooling In Australia. I have homeschooled with two of our boys a few years back so I know what to expect with Home Schooling but this time I am also homeschooling our older high school boys so its a bit different! I hope this video explains about how we are Home Schooling While Traveling and what we are doing with the system we are using. I have answered as many questions as I could think about, but if I have left any answers out then give me your questions below the video and I will get back to you……
Home Schooling and Traveling
I have heard a few families say how hard home Schooling is while traveling, as they find the work load too much and not giving the children enough time to tour the places that they are staying in. So far with the work we have been given we have managed to combine days staying at home and getting work done, with days going out and exploring. Its a matter of being able to combine the best of both worlds – hands on learning with school books learning. I was lucky enough to find a Home Schooling In Australia company that supplies all we need for our five boys in one handy location. The company is ran and owned by Frank and Valerie – who have been homeschooling for over 20 years so they know what they are talking about! To read more about them or to see what Homeschooling Supplies that they do have then use the link provided here.
There are many different companies online or businesses around Australia where you are able to buy your school supplies. I have shopped up at the Sunshine Coast when we were homeschooling Nicholas and Cameron many years ago. And I have brought many books from many different stores. The best place I have found and the people with the most knowledge is Frank and Valerie. I have spoken to them over the phone, and spent a fair bit of time making sure I get the right test books for each of our boys. They do say on their website that they only go up to year 10 but that is only because their work is so much more advanced then what is being taught at schools!
Testing Stages For Homeschooling
To start off our homeschooling we needed to order test books so that I can see where the boys are at and what books they do need. As each child is different Homeschooling system is perfect because they do not have to work at a level that is either above where they are at, or at a level that is too easy! The testing stages for homeschooling lets us know (and Homeschooling supplies) what level of book each child needs for Maths and English. Once the book is completed (which most of our boys have done!) then we ring back Frank and Valerie and have a chat for which book we need to start our Homeschooling year with! Looking forward to seeing how much the boys can learn in one year compared to a year at school.
If you need any more information about Homeschooling In Australia then either ask me below, or ask your questions on youtube. If you are doing Frank and Valerie Homeschooling system then I would love to hear how you are going.