MindScape Education

Home School

You’ve decided to home school! Great. Now what?

Congratulations!  You have made the Big Decision. You are now officially a home-schooling family.  That’s great, but now what?  If you think it’s going to get easier from now on, you’re wrong!  You are now going to be faced with a myriad of little decisions that will keep you awake at night and may terrify you to the core.

The good news is that Mindscape Education is here to help you and your child, every step of the way.  We are putting together a series of weekly articles which have been written by a home-schooling mom, who has been where you are now and speaks from the heart.  These are the kinds of topics you can look forward to reading about:

  1. Registering with the Department of Education – what are my rights and responsibilities?
  2. Time management and time tables – how much is enough?
  3. Resources – what to look for and how to choose them
  4. Educating versus teaching – what is the difference?
  5. The core components of any good curriculum
  6. How much do I need to spend?
  7. Assessments and tests – are they necessary?
  8. Socialising – is my child missing out?

Hopefully these articles will reassure you and will put your mind at ease as you navigate the transition from main-stream schooling to home-schooling and we look forward to being your partner on this very individual  journey