Tag Archives: sydney

Finishing up the year

Drafted 7 Dec 2015   We are not unschoolers. And I do follow the NSW syllabus despite feeling some resistance to being told by faceless civil servants what my children ‘should’ be studying. But I have been neglecting the PDHPE … Continue reading

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A perfect day

Last Thursday was as close to perfect as a homeschooling day can be. I went out with Drama King to a Sydney Symphony concert at the ABC Centre in Ultimo. I think it was aimed at KS3 children (Years 5 and 6, or … Continue reading

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Early mornings and relentless responsibilities

Last night I had three children in my bed all night. (I assume my husband was on the sofa, although I didn’t bother getting up to check.) This morning I praised the choice that I had made to home educate … Continue reading

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Resources Part 2. Science and Technology, HSiE, PDHPE and individual projects

Science and Technology Everyone: Open University textbooks for the S103 Introducing Science course. These are left over from when I used to teach for the Open University. (The course has been superseded by S104 Exploring Science.) I don’t necessarily get … Continue reading

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Resources Part 1. Creative Arts, English and Maths

I was going to make a list of our favourite resources but it’s so hard to say what they are. Those we use vary according to age, interest and preferred learning style of each child. So this is just a list of … Continue reading

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Rough schedule for Term 1 2014

Our homeschooling has been very up and down so far this year, and I committed to too much this term. I will scale back next term. However, for those who are interested, this is what our week looks like at the moment: Mondays … Continue reading

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Designing computer games, being in film shoots, cooking feasts and much more

Wow, we are well into 2014 and I realise I have not posted anything on this blog for ages. It’s partly because we moved out of our apartment. I’ve written a bit about that on my scimum blog. The end … Continue reading

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