Getting Started with Home Education in WA

Recently the Home Education Network (HEN) and Home Education Western Australia hosted a webinar to help you get started with Home Education. This session will to help you understand how to prepare for homeschooling. How to prepare a plan when you apply for home education registration. What to do after you are registered in Western […]

How to Reactivate Your HEWA Subscription

In 2023, we moved all of our memberships over to Zoho subscriptions, and because we changed subscription services, all of the payment information couldn’t be carried over. So if you were member of HEWA and you’ve found that you no longer have an active subscription, here’s how you can go in and reactivate the subscription […]

Requesting a New Moderator

“How do I get a new moderator?” If you’ve been around the home education community very long, you will have seen or heard this question come up a few times! To start, and especially for the new folks who haven’t had much to do with moderators yet, don’t panic!  The vast majority of home educators […]

2024 Homeschool Buy/Sell/Swap

Its a new year, and time to clear out those old resources you’re not using anymore, and plan for the coming year. HEWA is once again organising a ‘Not Back to School Buy, Sell, Swap event’. Great opportunity to meet new homeschooling families, or start the year off with a browse and a picnic with […]

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. […]

Student Services

SCSA (School Curriculum & Standards Authority) has developed new curriculum support materials which home educators can access to further enhance the learning opportunities for our children. The resources are available on the Extranet on the SCSA website. Extranet The Extranet is SCSA’s secure area for teachers to access materials and resources to support them in their […]

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 […]