Why Home Educate?

This is one of the most common questions I’m asked. If you’re considering home education for your children or if you’ve just wondered why, this is for you. I’ve chosen home education for my children for several reasons. 1. I feel learning happens better in a small group or one on one environment. 2. I … [Read more…]

Blog Links & Quotes

I’ve included a links section in the left hand column of the blog under the Recent Posts and Archives section. Below the links is a quote. I’ll try and remember to change the quote often and the links sometimes 🙂

Youth Allowance & Home Education

We received a letter from Centrelink stating that Douglas will receive the full amount of Youth Allowance. It says, “Your Youth Allowance is based on you studying full time at Home Study SA, yr 11 Secondary Studies with the course ending etc….” Wow we’re thrilled to have this letter/decision. I’m glad I did my homework … [Read more…]

Playing DVDs In Ubuntu

I’m very happy to say that I’ve got dvds to work in Ubuntu! I’m documenting what I did so that if I need it again it’s here or it may help someone else. edit /etc/apt/sources.list and put in the following lines: deb http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/debian sarge maindeb-src http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/debian sarge main Even though these lines are for Debian … [Read more…]

Home Educating, Youth Allowance & Centrelink

I’m enjoying year 11 with my son and year 8 with my daughter! Sometimes I wonder who’s learning more me or them 🙂 Doug is working his way through his yr11 maths book, learning system and network admin by helping me and reading copious books, notes, webpages etc. He’s also helping Jessica with her school … [Read more…]

World’s Largest Windows Error Message?

We went down to New York for the long weekend. Despite the 16-degree weather, we walked down to Times Square – all the bright lights lured us the ten blocks from our hotel. When we got there, we stood like, well, tourists, gaping at all the electronic billboards. And then, across the square, I saw … [Read more…]