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New South Wales Homeschooling

Legal Information, Events & Home Education Support Groups in Sydney, Australia or Nearby NSW Cities

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Legal Information

Home Education Information Package
This information package is intended to provide a description of the steps to be followed when applying for registration for Home Education and to assist parents/guardians in preparing to home educate their child/children. Information package questions and answers.

Home schooling in NSW
Parents or guardians who are home schooling a child accept responsibility for developing, implementing and evaluating their child’s learning program. Registration with the Board of Studies New South Wales is a legal requirement for home schooling while a child is of compulsory school age and not enrolled in a school.

How to Create an Unschooling Learning Plan to Meet Registration Requirements
The following is a response by Tamara to a request for help by an unschooling parent who had been given 6 months registration and who was experiencing difficulty meeting the recording requirements.


SHEN – Freebies/Buy/Sell
This group has been set up in the spirit of Freecycle but will also include items for sale and is aimed particularly at home educators. I would love to see the spirit of giving and donating. Open to all home educators – whatever your style – in Sydney and surrounding areas, such as Blue Mountains and Wollongong regions.

Support Groups

Cosmos Kids
This group is particularly focused on meeting the social and information needs of families who are homeschooling because their children are gifted, although all home educated children are welcome. The group supports face to face meetings in Sydney or elsewhere in Australia.

Sydney and New South Wales Home Education Network
For posting about events across NSW for home educating families and discussion about home schooling in NSW.

Sydney Basin Homeschoolers
A place for the advertising of events organised by a group of homeschooling parents on an admin team. The team consists of parents representing all areas of the Basin from Newcastle to Blue Mountains to Nowra to Sydney. Where possible the vast majority of events will held within this Sydney Basin.

Sydney Home Education Network
The aim of this website is to facilitate communication and interaction among home educators in the Sydney and surrounding areas, including Newcastle, Wollongong and Blue Mountains. Facebook Group: SHEN – Sydney and NSW Home Education Network.

Sydney Home School Group
For Home School families with children ages 6yrs+or will be registered to Home School or registered through distance education within 12 months maximum. This effects new members only) Living in the Sydney area only. To arrange meetups and discuss anything at all, especially Home School ideas.

Sydney Homeschool Swimmers
We meet for casual swimming as well as park meets and other activities. All ages welcome. Contact admin for approval of membership.

Support Group Lists

Support Groups & Contacts – NSW
From the Home Education Association

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