THEAC eNews is electronically delivered to THEAC families four times per year. Hardcopies are available, please contact the office.
There are many places to access resources or curriculum.
• Bookshops – educational bookshops e.g. Birchalls, Windmill, where you can buy books used in schools, or general bookshops e.g. Dymocks, Hobart Bookshop, where they will have workbooks, novels, and specialty resources;
• Libraries – provide fiction and non-fiction books for your children and some textbooks. There are also books on home education available for borrowing from the State Library (LINC) and THEAC’s own Resource Library;
• Local home educating families or networks;
• In your own home or back yard – usually people interested in home education love learning as well and you probably already have books or materials which you could use. The back yard is full of learning experiences e.g. nature walks, gardening, sport, art and craft, science experiments;
• Internet – this is a huge resource with many websites providing worksheets, units, and online programs, to cover every subject. Talk to other home educators and they will tell you their favorite sites;
• Home education programs – also accessed via the Internet.
There are many structured programs available for a cost, some more expensive than others. Some programs cover all subjects and provide extensive support and guidelines, and some programs can be purchased as individual subjects.
It is beyond the scope of this page to be able to list them and THEAC does not support one over the other. For more information, conduct an internet search on specific styles you are interested in or contact the THEAC office;
• Computer software – available in various shops e.g. Harvey Norman, Australia Post, bookshops;
• eSchool (formerly Distance Education) – unit studies, maths and science kits, textbooks, computer programs, and readers.
• Information is available about the Australian or Tasmanian Curriculum on these linked websites. THEAC does not require you to follow either of these curricula but you may like to use them to guide you in topic and subject choices for your program. It also gives you some idea of expected levels of achievement for each subject.
• Info Sessions are held by THEAC at the end of each year (generally in November) in Hobart, Launceston and the North-West region to provide information about home education and for home educators to network together. Details on venue and dates are provided on the website closer to the time.