Accelerate Christian Home Schooling is the homeschool support ministry of Southern Cross Educational Enterprises. We provide general and academic support for homeschooling families using A.C.E. resources throughout Australia and Oceania. Every staff member of the team has years of experience with homeschooling and the A.C.E. resources: as educators, parents and students. We know what it’s like to begin the exciting homeschool journey, and the challenges that have faced families through decades of legislation, societal acceptance or scepticism, and well-meaning family and friends. Talk to us about your family!
Mr Greg Simon
Head of Home School Services (Australia)
Greg has been teaching science and maths since 1980. He has taught in and been principal of a school using A.C.E, and been a teacher in a Distance Education school using A.C.E. Greg and his wife, April, started their homeschool support business (SouthEast Home Education) in 2009, and now heads the Australian department of Accelerate Christian Home Schooling. Greg loves tutoring students in Maths, Science and English, and has a heart for homeschooling families.
Mrs Kerry Petrus
Home school Support
Mrs April Simon
April has attained her teaching diploma in 2008, but had been her children’s homeschool teacher since the late 80s! April is a real inspiration for homeschool parents and has an empathy for parents who are stuggling. Along with Greg, April has built SouthEast Home Education to the point where SCEE has recognised its value and made it a part of its ministry. April is Accelerate’s resident “expert” on the ABCs Reading programme, as well as the Barton Reading and Spelling programme for children with dyslexia.
Home school Support and Multimedia Developer
Peter was Home Schooled for most of his school life, and graduated from SouthEast Home Education in 2011. He finished his studies in Multimedia with a Diploma and Certificate IV course at TAFE New England. Previously working in the Events Department at Southern Cross Educational Enterprises, Peter has years of experience with A.C.E. Student Convention, organising and assisting in the running of international and regional events. Peter is now part of the Homeschool Services team, as well as SCEE’s Multimedia Developer.
Mr Stuart Chapman
Coordinator of Home School Services (South Pacific)
Stuart and his wife Dianne have home educated their five children using ACE for 18 years. Mr Chapman has worked as an engineer, a pastor, a high school teacher and school principal. He believes that parents are called by God to disciple their children during the day, and not just on the week-ends. B Eng (Melb) BA Christian Min(ACM); Grad Dip (ECU) Board member International Certificate of Christian Education (Aust); Board member Global Home Education Conference
Mark and Lina Cavallaro
Accelerate Ministry Chaplains
Pastor Mark and Lina have been in ministry for many years, both in country towns and big cities such as Brisbane and Sydney. Mark works cross-denominationally with ministers nationally and internationally. Lina serves as a Community Chaplain registered with Chaplaincy Australia. Supporting families to raise their children with a Biblical world view is a passion they both have. Mark and Lina work as a team and enjoy seeing men and women of all ages and backgrounds grown in faith and become lives and homes of honour. They are available to you for support, encouragement and sharing the burdens with which you may be struggling.