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      AussieHomeschool Closing Down   11/14/2019

      All good things must come to an end and AussieHomeschool is no different. It is with much sadness yet even more necessity that this must be so.   As of Sunday evening, 17/11/2019 the Discussion Forums will close. The Classifieds, for now although not indeterminate, will continue as is.       Why is this happening now? In all honesty, it probably should have happened many years ago but I created this forum, which originally a homeschool classifieds forum for Aussies, about 20 years or so ago. I, along with others for whom I am gratefully indebted to, have spent many, many hours sweating, laughing, praying, crying, writing, apologising, pleading and speaking about this wonderful place. In this day and age of Social Media, along with our ages and therefore differernt stages of life, it is simply not viable in any way for it to continue. You may think differently and that's okay - you honestly have to have lived through some of the dramas and learning opportunities that we all have to truly appreciate why we have the standards that we do - they were borne out of necessity and not undertaken lightly. Much blood, sweat and tears have been spilt over this place. Even more friendships, learning, debate, love, prayer and great times have been had becuase of AussieHomeschool. No one could ever be more thankful for it than I.

      I understand you may feel frustration or even anger and for that I apologise, I feel you. But now it is YOUR time to go out and spread the word of home education and its benefits. Share YOUR story, tell those you know and don't know about homeschooling and what is has done for your family.   On behalf of John (my long suffering and patient husband), myself and the ENTIRE moderating team over the many years - I THANK YOU and WISH YOU ALL THE VERY BEST IN ALL YOUR ENDEAVOURS.   God Bless, Susan (HomeGrownKids /  AussieHomeschool)


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AH Blog: QOTW: What is homeschooling?

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QOTW: What is homeschooling? AussieHomeschool

Selected responses from our discussion forum where parents are asked a question and can respond in any manner they choose.

What is homeschooling or home education?

Homeschooling is a lifestyle. Ideally, we define it, it shouldn’t define us. It’s like a blob of play dough. You’re constantly picking it up, looking at it, shaping it, changing bits of it, and trying to make it into something beautiful! It’s just our family and how we live and learn. It’s like life – it has seasons (good and bad!), it requires hard work, it gives us joy -and pain!



Homeschooling is basically taking control and responsibility for your own child/children’s education. It can be done in various ways, using various methods and even in various levels (using a mixture of a traditional school alongside home based education) as well.

Motives for homeschooling can be varied, some parents are academically driven, others are belief based and motivated, some have specific need based reasons. Most homeschoolers have a desire to be intrinsically involved with their children’s emotional, intellectual, physical, spiritual and academic development and believe they are qualified to do so.

Homeschoolers have a responsibility to teach their children basic educational standards that usually need to comply with the general population. The way that people Homeschool is totally personal and can vary immensely according to personal styles and convictions. There are numerous ways and methods which people use to Homeschool, as well as many varied resources and institutions that help and encourage people in their efforts. There is a plethora of support groups and networks that support parents who do decide to Homeschool.

Homeschooling does require significant work and commitment, but most parents readily accept the challenge and relish the opportunity to impact their children’s development and education.


Homeschooling is…
Monotonous. Complicated. Draining. Being loved. Discipline. Curriculum. Open. Hard. Honest. Real. Brutal.


Homeschooling is… Life. Meaningful traditions. Radical. Loving. Relationships. Caring. Simplicity. Books. Teaching. Learning. Nurturing. Friendship. Observing. Mentoring. Freedom. Sharing. Memories. Reading. Fun. Cooking… and Eating. Purpose. Spontaneous. Grassroots. Community. Delightful. Energising. Interests. Discipleship. Beautiful. Privilege. Legal. Responsibility. Laughing. Love. Family.

~Susan Priolo


What does homeschooling mean to you?


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