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Since first term 2015 it has been mandatory for Home Educators to use the WA Curriculum for English, Maths, Science and History (years Preprimary to 10).  From 2017, Home Educating families will also need to follow for PP-Y10:

To be implemented first term 2018

     •     Technologies

     •     The Arts

     •     Languages Year 3 only

Year 11 and 12

At this time, the WA Curriculum and Assessment Outline (Australian Curriculum for Maths, English, History and Science and Curriculum Framework for all other subjects) only caters for kindergarten to year 10. Year 11 and 12 students will still use the Curriculum Framework in its entirety.  


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    Just a comment - there’s been a few comments from time to time on Facebook, suggesting that it’s the moderator’s job (rather than

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Moderators and Reporting

Your Responsibilities

The Department of Education publish a policy statement on home education with background information and the required procedures for Department employees. You can download the Policy Statement from the WA Department of Education website or by clicking here.

Moderators are obliged to follow the Department policy, however it is the School Education Act 1999 that home-based families need to keep uppermost in their minds when undergoing moderation. The most relevant section for home educators is Section 6, page 66.  Click here to download a copy.  Section 53.2(a) Cancelling s.48 Registration, gives the Department of Education and Moderators the authority to assess progress against the current WA Curriculum.

It is important for home educators to familiarise themselves with the Homeschooling Policy and Education Act in order to fully understand their rights and responsibilities.


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Continuing the theme of Higher Education options for homeschooling families there have been a number of posts on facebook recently  regarding NAPLAN, OLNA and WACE exams and how they apply to Home Education.

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    I am glad to read the information you shared Arshad Cheena

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The recent Higher Education mini Expo hosted by HEWA and ECU was given rave reviews by those who attended.  The expo was held at ECU's Mt Lawley campus in one of their lecture theatres which was filled to capacity with over 130 home edders in attendance.  The initial part of this workshop involved presentations from UWA, ECU, Curtin, Notre Dame, Murdoch Universities, Cyril Jackson Senior College, Tuart College and Central Institute (Tafe).  All discussed the various paths open to home educators who wish to access higher education.  Nearly all faculties offer portfolio entry along with a STAT test.

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    I loved the Higher Ed Expo, and look forward to attending again next year. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of options and

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This is one of the most frequently asked 'frequently asked question' about home education. It is important to question whether the social needs of children are properly met through exposure to hundreds of other children for long periods of time, as occurs in a formal schooling environment.

Prior to the advent of modern education, children were not socialised in this way. It is also unlike the world our children will experience when they emerge as adult contributors to society. Rather, a child's social needs are often more fully met through interaction with their direct and extended families and as they mingle with their community. This involves exposure to people of varying ages in real world contexts, whereas interaction in school is largely restricted to a single, narrow age band in an environment which offers limited experience. Home educators believe that, far from disadvantaging their children socially, education at home gives them a social advantage, with an ability to communicate with all age groups and an absence of the restraint of negative peer pressure.   - from Home Education Australia

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