News and Articles

Home Education is Not Expensive by Stuart Chapman

Research has shown that while cheaper than Sydney, sending children to school in WA is still expensive.   There are transport and uniform costs, books, as well as stationary and excursions.  Click here to see the recent article from the West Australian. Even at a...

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Paper is better than a Computer Screen by Stuart Chapman

A few years ago the newest educational fad was for all students to have a laptop and spend most of the day online.  Many schools are now backing away from this approach. There were problems with students wasting time sending messages to each other and visiting...

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You are Very Brave to Homeschool!

By Stuart Chapman Many home educators have heard this comment by concerned friends and relations. The implication of course, is that you are almost reckless to attempt, what only a vast array of trained professionals can do with the resources of a school with science...

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You are Brave to Send Your Child to School

In my previous post I agreed that it took courage for parents to step out against the grain and home educate their children. Similarly, I propose that it takes just as much (if not more) courage to send your child to school. When your children are at home, you as the...

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Can I homeschool with one child?

Many parents are concerned that they only have one child of school age and that by home educating them, they will miss out on forming friendships. A perception exists that those who homeschool have large families. Our research shows this is not the case and that over...

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What Does the Research Say?

I had the privilege of hearing this presentation by Dr Brian Ray at the Global Home Education Conference in Berlin in 2012. As the number of home educated students exceeds two million in the USA, the research mostly comes from North America. While...

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The Romeike Family Can Stay

Last week the US Department of Homeland security said that Romeike family will not be deported back to Germany. At Homeschool WA we have been following and praying for the Romeike family who were seeking asylum in the US after fleeing the repressive...

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Address to Students 2014 Awards Night

Above: Year 12 Home Education Certificate recipients AJ Horsman and Stefanie Muller with Managing Director  Mr Chapman. Each year at our awards presentation our Managing Director gives an address to our Home Education Certificate recipients  as they embark on a new...

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What Schools Do Not Measure

Schools spend lots of time measuring academics and attendance rates of students, but spend little, if any, in measuring such things as character development, social skills and emotional health. It is not surprising that schools do not want to measure how well they are...

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Home School Stats for Australia 2013

Annual Home Education Registration Statistics for Australia By Stuart Chapman The updated results for 2013 are given below: Annual Numbers of Registered Home Educated Students in Australia in each State and Territory 2011-2013 Notes: 1.     Nationally, registered...

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The Leap of “Getting Started”

After listening to the radio interview that I gave with Mike Smith, my webdesigner grabbed a quote and made this little promotional / inspirational poster.   It's true! The hardest part is getting started. Encourage those who are scared to make the leap by sharing...

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Why do parents homeschool their children?

Created on Friday, 19 February 2016 06:59 Written by Stuart Chapman Why do parents choose to home educate their children? Choosing to home school is a major undertaking. Parents do not change schools lightly nor do they make the decision to home educate without...

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