HEWA Youth Action Plan Submission

In March 2024, HEWA wrote a submission to the Department of Communities for the development of their new Youth Action Plan for young people. This report includes nine recommendations of practical actions the State Government can take to make life easier for home-educating young people and their families in WA.

Advice on the use of Moderator Templates

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Recently, a number of home-educating families expressed concern that moderators were saying they were required to complete the moderator report template prior to their moderator meeting. HEWA sought clarification from the Department of Education. We were informed that during Covid restrictions in 2020, some moderators started sending the templates to home educators to guide discussions. […]

Report Impact of COVID-19 on Home Education May 2020

In April 2020, HEWA developed a survey to ascertain the impact of COVID-19 on WA’s currently home-educating families. Specifically, we wanted to find out: How COVID-19 was impacting their home-education plans for their children How COVID-19 was impacting their access to resources The impact of COVID-19 on the health and wellbeing on their families Their […]

WA Department of Education Consultation, 2019

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The Department of Education has recently begun their standard 5-year review of the Home Education Policy. The Home Education Policy includes background information and the required procedures for Department employees, and can be downloaded from the WA Department of Education website. Moderators are obliged to follow the Home Education Policy, however it is the School […]

HEWA Meets with South Metro Regional Education Office

An important part of HEWA’s role is to liaise with the Department of Education on behalf of home educators. This includes attending meetings with regional offices, building links with key stakeholders, and playing an advocacy role when needed. HEWA has been involved in this work from its inception and has managed to build good working […]