South Australian Home Education Network

South Australian children learning at home and in the community.
Information and resources for South Australian families interested in educating their children at home.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

How to Find Your Way around the Yahoo Group Website

posted by Louise

To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/home-education-sa/
To subscribe from this group, send an email to: home-education-sa-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: home-education-sa-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

This is for those who have recently joined and don't know much about Yahoo groups, and perhaps for those who have been here for a long time and don't know either ;o)

I thought I'd let people know how to use some of the features of our group website, e.g. how to find events on the calendar. Hopefully I haven't used too much jargon - if you don't understand, then ask and I or someone else can explain more.

If you go to the group website http://groups.yahoo.com/group/home-education-sa, you will see a number of options to choose from on the left hand side.

Calendar
Click on this, and you will then see a calendar from which you can choose any date to see if there are any events organised. Dates with an event are in bold type on the monthly calendar compared to dates with no events. Many of the events on the calendar have reminders sent to the list, say, a week beforehand. The calendar will help if you want to know what is on a particular date, but if you are looking for a particular event it could be hit and miss, and time consuming. A better option could be to bookmark the following page as a favourite website page. The second half of this page is a regularly updated listing of upcoming events http://sahome-ed.blogspot.com/

Messages
This is a way of looking at messages that have been posted, and you can also search for particular postings in the archives. Some people look at email postings at the website and don't receive the individual posts by email, others receive each email individually and others receive a digest, which is all the postings from the day in one long email. You can change the way you receive emails by clicking on 'edit my membership' near the top right hand corner and choosing a different option for 'message delivery'.

Photos
You can look at photos that members have put here to share with others.

Files
Contain information that members have thought to be useful to others. You can look at individual files, then download them to your own computer if you want. For example I have a file there for activity recording, you could look at it at the group website, then save it as a Word document on your computer, and make changes to your copy to tailor it to your own needs. LinksContains website links that members have thought to be of interest to others.DatabaseContains listings, borrowings etc for our home education library.Have fun exploring! And feel free to add anything you think may be of use to others.


Home Education Heartbeat - New MSN Group

Hi all,

Just a quick note to alert you to a NEW site in which home educators are able to share ideas, comments, thoughts, discoveries etc within a wide range of topic based forums. It still needs input from those who might be interested. If you wish to pop in, take a look around and join in... feel free. Just click on the link below or in the links section of this site.Have a fun day!

Sarah

http://groups.msn.com/HomeEducationHeartbeat

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Be on the new SAHEN (not-to-be) published Contact List

We are putting together a list - not to be published ever - of homeschoolers who wish to connect with other homeschoolers in their area.

If you wish to be on this list please include:
* Your name
* Your children's names and ages (date of birth too)
* Address
* Phone numbers
* Email address
* Plus any information that you'd like to add: hobbies, lifestyle preferences, religion, homeschooling approach (how you homeschool - school-at-home, Charlotte Mason influenced, Montessori, learning naturally, eclectic, etc)

Could you also please add if you organise any regular activities or excursions in your area, and whether you wish these to be offered to new homeschooling families?

Send your details to:
Beverley contact@beverleypaine.com
Debbie dolphinicity2000@yahoo.com
Stephanie mitchfam@iprimus.com.au

Monday, January 10, 2005

Free Home Education Workshops

Beverley Paine is running a series of free monthly practical home education workshops in homeschooler family homes around the Adelaide metrolpolitan area in 2005. Some dates and venues are yet to be confirmed.

Beverley has nineteen years of homeschooling/unschooling experience and is the author of several titles on home education in Australia. She has spoken at South Australian and interstate home education conferences and run workshops for TAFE on Getting Started with Homeschooling.

Space is limited so bookings are essential. To book email Beverley contact@beverleypaine.com or phone 04319 08220 to obtain more details, including address.Attending children must be supervised by their parent/s at all times. If you are bringing children, please bring toys or activities to occupy them.

If you wish to host one of the workshops below please contact Beverley as soon as possible so she can finalise and publicise the calendar. Hosts need to provide seating for about ten adults (inside or out, depending on the weather) and an activity space for supervised children to play. Beverley will bring afternoon tea - coffee, tea, etc, although the host is welcome to provide some as well.



Dads and Homeschooling
June Wednesday 22nd Wright Family Home, St Agnes
What role does the father, who may be at work all day, play in educating the children. Far from passive, the working father is an important contributor. Beverley (and hopefully Robin) will share some ways fathers can feel more involved.
Bookings essential: contact@beverleypaine.com
Attending children must be supervised at all times.

Motivation
July Saturday 16th, 2pm-5pm, Wilton Family Home, Cowandilla
What do to with a child that is 'bored' or resisting to learn at home... A fresh perspective on motivation and some ways to keep motivation to learn high in the homeschool.

Bookings essential: contact@beverleypaine.com
Attending children must be supervised at all times.

Evaluation & Record Keeping
August (date t.b.a) Fenech Family Home, Gepps Cross
Beverley shares her years of experience with evaluating and keeping records. She will demonstrate the Always Learning Book Diaries and HE Records, and show how to start a portfolio for each child.
Bookings essential: contact@beverleypaine.com
Attending children must be supervised at all times.

Getting Started with Homeschooling & Curriculum Day
JAMESTOWN, on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th, 10am - 4pm.
The day will include Beverley's 'Getting Started' workshop, along with
displays of books and curriculum both from Beverley - Always Learning
Books - http://www.alwayslearningbooks.com.au/ - and ourselves -
Adnil Press - www.adnilpress.com .
To confirm this date, and to make it worthwhile for Beverley to travel
all this way, we do need a minimum number of attendees.
Pleae let me know if you can attend - by emailing me at: adnil - at-
dodo - dot - com - dot - au, and we can get things organised!
Rarely do we have the opportunity for a homeschooling event up this
way, so I hope you all will make the effort to make this day a success!
Blessings,
Linda.
www.adnilpress.com

This session will focus on answering your questions and can cover any aspect of beginning home education, from how to write learning programs, getting exemption from attending school, issues such as socialisation, how to evaluate children's progress, etc.
Bookings essential: contact@beverleypaine.com

Attending children must be supervised at all times.

Organisation: Staying Sane and Avoiding Burnout!
October (date t.b.a) Terri's Home
Worried that they aren't doing enough, homeschooling parents try to do too much... Beverley presents some simple steps and strategies to avoid becoming overwhelmed - at any stage of homeschooling.
Bookings essential:
contact@beverleypaine.com

Attending children must be supervised at all times.

Permaculture in the Homeschool Curriculum
November (date t.b.a) Paine Family Home, Yankalilla
For the parents. This workshop will introduce permaculture principles and offer some activities parents can do with their children to encourage energy-efficient, sustainable and eco-friendly living.
Bookings essential:
contact@beverleypaine.com

Attending children must be supervised at all times.


Evaluation & Record Keeping
December (date t.b.a)
venue needed
Beverley shares her years of experience with evaluating children's work and keeping homeschooling records. She will demonstrate the Always Learning Books Home Ed dairies and Reports, and how to start a portfolio.
Bookings essential:
contact@beverleypaine.com
Attending children must be supervised at all times.



SAHEN Network Library

The South Australian Network Library is a free service, organised by homeschoolers on the http://groups.yahoo.com/group/home-education-sa/ email discussion list.
To become a member of the library you need to become a member of the Yahoo group. You can elect to not receive emails posted to the list and simply use the library or other resources on the site if you wish. However, the daily emails, which can be received as a digest, are a great way of staying in contact with other homeschoolers in SA and notices about weekly and forthcoming events and activities are regularly posted.
The library database on
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/home-education-sa/database is available to all members, who can upload a description of any book they wish to add to the library, or peruse to find books they'd like to borrow. To borrow a book, please contact the owner of the book listed on the database and arrange pickup/postage and return deliver.

Home Education Suppliers

The following homeschooling businesses are operated by experienced home educators and are most suited to answer your questions and find the best resources for your home learning program. Some have mail order catalogues.

Always Learning Books http://books.beverleypaine.com PO Box 371 Yankalilla 5203 phone: 08 85583212 or email contact@beverleypaine.com


Practical Homeschooling Consultant - Beverley Paine, PO Box 371, Yankalilla 5203, phone:08 8558 3212 or email beverleypaine@ozemail.com.au

Kingsley Educational Pty Ltd - PO Box 310, Mount Waverley, 3149; 03 9544 8792 email:
talldad@kepl.com.au http://www.kepl.com.au Kingsley Educational is a mail order supplier of home education curriculum and support materials to families all over Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific region and South-East Asia.

Homeschooling Supplies Australia - PO Box 688, Werribee, 3030, Phone: 03 9742 7524 email:
office@homeschooling.com.au - A wide range of suitable curriculum materials and workbooks, all subject areas from K- 12. www.homeschooling.com.au

Home Grown Kids:15 Graham Place Queanbeyan NSW, 2620 Ph: 02 6297 5031 Mobile: 0417 826 308 Email:
homegrownkids@iprimus.com.au or prio@chariot.net.au http://www.geocities.com/homegrownkidsau/main.html http://www.geocities.com/homegrownkidsau/index.html

Adnil Press www.adnilpress.com PO Box 22 Booleroo Centre, SA 5482 Ph 08 8658 6019, or email: adnilpress@ozemail.com.au Publishers of Voyages in Literature, Voyages in Language, Voyages in Phonics, and stacks of resources for anyone using the 'Classical Education' approach, including 'The Well-Trained Mind'.

Homeschool Favourites www.homeschoolfavourites.com.au Ph Mary (02) 4575-3161, or email Mary@homeschoolfavourites.com.au - Charlotte Mason Education and Living Books, plus "A Living Education" magazine for educators wanting to apply Charlotte mason's life-giving ideas in their homes and homeschools.

Fountain Resources - 16 Arcoona Ave, Rostrevor, SA, 5073:
http://www.fountain.bigstep.com/ Suppliers of Catholic Books and Home Education Resources including the educational philosophy of Charlotte Mason, including an array of 'living' books. Tel / Fax: (08) 83658921 Fax: 61 8 8365 7156 Email: admin@fountainresources.com.au Website: http://www.fountainresources.com.au

Australian Christian Academy - PO Box 5470 Brendale Qld 4500: 07 3205 7444 - ACE School of Tomorrow Correspondance Course

Christian Academy of Life, Australia wide customised Christian homeschool programs yrs1-12, no fees (donations only), legal advocacy service, government approvals arranged, HSC certificates, supports all homeschooling methodologies,
www.swcs.com.au/caol email Bruce McNeice caol@bigpond.com P.O. Box 7257, Toowoomba Qld. 4352: 07 4615 2076 http://www.swcs.com.au/caol/

Open Vision Australia Pty Ltd PO Box 577, Orbost VIC 3888, Australia +61 3 5154 1022 -Phone +61 3 5154 1033 -

Golden Beetle (Steiner) Books - PO Box 329, Blackheath, NSW 2785, Tel: 02 4787 5335, Fax: 02 4787 5339
goldenbeetlebooks@bigpond.com

Home Schooling Supplies - P & M Duperousal 9 Yallambee Place, Karawara WA 6152 ph: 9459 1236


Light Educational Ministries - Merrin Larsen, HEA PO Box 3284 Belconnen MDC ACT 2617 ph 02 6259 3944 fax 02 6259 3945 For Christian curriculum materials and phonics workbooks. http://www.lem.com.au/

Home Education Programs Consultant (Qld) - Caroline - 07 4096 5059

Rudolf Steiner School Association Homeschooling Program Study Kits - PO Box 360 Smithfield Cairns 4878

Open Vision Australia Pty Ltd
http://www.openvisionaustralia.com PO Box 577 Orbost Vic 3888 email john@openvisionaustralia.com

Trivium Educational, Claire Jones P O Box 186, Ferny Hills Delivery Centre 4055, Qld, Australia Tel/Fax: 61-7-3351-7243 rcjones@smart.net.au ABN: 79 273 023 451

Living Earth Games; eco-games, cooperative edu-fun for adults and children; PO Box 908 Kuranda Q 4872

Jubilee Christian College, distance education for homeschoolers PO Box 1275 Atherton 4883; 07 4091 4627

Nutshell Products PO Box 56 Kalbar 4309: 07 5463 5677 - educational aids, learning programs fax - 61 (0)7 5463 5631 email –
delta@hypermax.net.au online – www.quantum-literacy.com.au or from our accredited tutors listed at http://www.qliteracy.homestead.com/

Teaching Treasures http://teachingtreasures.com.au - long term homeschooling mum, Ingrid Griggs, offer over 600 pages of online activities, worksheets, projects

Wonder to Wisdom -
http://wonder.riverwillow.com.au/

Edworks Active Learning Postal address: PO Box 1008, Camberwell, Victoria, 3124, Australia Email Address:
edworks@edworksglobal.com Phone: 03 9882 8777Fax: 03 9882 2930 www.edworksglobal.com

WA - Art Classes for children 8-14 years
http://members.iinet.net.au/~w.foeken Conducted by Willemina Foeken BA (Fine Arts), B.Ed., Grad. Dip. Fine Arts

GROW Magazine . GROW (God Rules Our World) Magazine is in its third year of publication. It is a Christian literary quarterly aimed at young Australian adolescents (8-13 years). Several schools are already using GROW in their classrooms.

Special Education Tutor Marie Lockyer, private tutor on the Mornington Peninsula is available to parents who are seeking advice and support in establishing a homeschooling program.

St Athanasius Booksellers - stockists of Catholic books stathan@chariot.net.au 556 Torrens Road, Woodville Nth. S.A. 5012.

Steiner Educational materials and books
www.steiner-australia.org/other/bookshop.html

The Broad Room,
http://www.thebroadroom.co.nz/ denise@thebroadroom.co.nz Serving the home education community in New Zealand by providing quality courses for both new and experienced home educators. The Broad Room seeks to inspire and educate parents to educate their own children.

Ebenezer Books – Parrish Family
http://www.ebenezerbooks.8m.com/ P.O. Box 639 BURPENGARY QLD AUSTRALIA 4505 Ph: 07 3888 5114 Email: office@ebenezerbooks.8m.com Specialises in Godly books and music for children and adults

LearnEx Educational Services
learn@learnex.co.nz 50 Walpole Avenue Manurewa Auckland 1702 Contact is Erena Fussell.

Sunday, January 09, 2005

South Australian Home Education Resources

I compiled the following list some years ago and some of the details may have changed. If you find any that are no longer correct please email Beverley contact@ozemail.com.au or Debbie dolphinicity@yahoo.com or Stephanie mitchfam@iprimus.com.au

General
For information about Open Access College for Years 10-12, contact Mr Darren Jones on 1800 882328.

Science
Nature Education Centre, 39 Osmond Terrace Norwood. ph: 8363 0238
Investigator Science Centre, Rose Terrace, Wayville Showgrounds. ph: 84101115
CSIRO Double Helix Science Club, PO Box 225, Dickson, ACT 2602
Junior Field Naturalists, Adelaide Zoological Gardens, Frome Rd Adelaide.
Museum of Economic Botany, Adelaide Botanic Gardens, North Terrace, Adelaide. ph: 8223 8911
Physics Museum, University of Adelaide Ground Floor, Physics Building. PH: 8228 5996
South Australian Museum (and Friends of the Museum Junior Club), North Terrace, Adelaide. PH: 8223 8911
Tate Geological Museum, University of Adelaide Mawson Laboratories, Adelaide University off Frome Rd. PH: 8228 5959
Astronomical Society of South Australia Inc. GPO Box 199 Adelaide PH: 8270 5644
For information about science and technology competitions etc write to SASTA, 1st floor, 211 Flinders St, Adelaide, or phone 8224 0871 and ask for their brochure.
Technology Education Centre, 32A Dew St, Thebarton, phone 8354 4000, stock resources, teaching materials, and run courses.

Environment
Trees For Life – Free Tree Scheme Volunteers, Brookway Drive, Campbelltown, 5074.
The Gould League PO Box 150, Beecroft, 2119
World Wild Life Club GPO Box 528, Sydney, 2001
Nangawooka Flora Park – 5km out on the Adelaide Rd from Victor Harbour (opposite Urimbirra).
National and Conservation Parks of SA, for information see listing in Telephone Directory under ‘Environment and Natural Resources, Department of.
National Parks and Reserves PH 82264000
St Kilda Mangrove Trail, Fools Terrace, St Kilda, PH: 8280 8172
Nature Education Centre, Osmond Terrace, Norwood, PH: 8363 0238
Botanic Gardens, North Terrace Adelaide. PH: 8228 2322
Botanic Gardens, Mt Lofty, Wittunga, Beechwood and Black Hill Flora Cenre. PH: 8228 2311
Warrawong Sanctuary , Stock Road, Mylor. PH: 8370 9422
SA Whale Centre, Railway Terrace, Victor Harbour.
Environment Shop, Australis Building, 77 Grenfell St, Adelaide, educational resources on environmental issues. Some free materials available.

The Arts
The Eye Spy Club, Adelaide Art Gallery, North Terrace, Adelaide.
Commission Dyers (fabric and craft supplies etc). 7 Pinn St, St Mary’s. PH: 8276 2844
Plaster Fun House, 506 Brighton Rd, Brighton. PH: 8296 5325
Plaster Fun House, 617 Main North East Road, Gilles Plains. PH: 8369 0311
Tandanya, 235 Grenfell Road, Adelaide. PH: 8822 2467
Art Gallery of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide. PH: 8207 7000
That's Not garbage - Recycled materials available for purchase, clean, safe and non-toxic, ideal for arts and crafts. Some of their products are fabric, perspex, cardboard, mirror tiles, foam. leather, and much more. Visit their warehouse at 24 Charles St, Beverley. They are open from Wed - Fri 9.30-5 and Sat 9.30-3.

SA Video and Film Collection, Plain Central Services. Collection of more than 10,000 videos and 5000 films with an emphasis on Australiana, Business and Training, Documentary, Children's, Classic films. Available to you through your local library. Ask at information desk. If they are unsure, ask them to look on the Plain Computer System.
SA Art Gallery has a mailing list for those wishing to be advised of upcoming school holiday programs. Contact Art Gallery to be included on the list.
Kirinari School, Trimmer St, Unley , offers art and craft classes for homeschoolers. Ph 8278 2307 for more details.
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra has free material available for download from the net.
BankSA's Something on Saturday, mailing list, write to GPO Box 1269, Adelaide, 5001.
Morning Melodies Mailing list, write to GPO Box 1269, Adelaide, SA.
Light on Adelaide - State Library continuous screening of a film about Colonel William Light, goes for 12 minutes, Light leads you around Adelaide to discover the city's past and present delights. State Library, North Terrace, Mon-Fri 9.30-8pm, Sat and Sun 12-5pm.
You can also take the National Trust of SA first audio walking tour (approx 1-2 hours depending on stops), $15 for player and cassette (deposit required). Enquiries and bookings Ayers House 8232 1234.
Language
The Right Zone and Young Writer – magazines for children, PO Box 42 Kings Meadow, Tas, 7249 (fostering the craft for future authors).
Creative Solutions – produce Comet, Challenge, Explore, Pursuit magazines for children. PO Box 203 North Melbourne 3051
Adelaide Old Books have a huge secondhand book sale at Walkerville Town Hall every few months. Books $1-$3, some rare books a little dearer. Huge range of titles, most in excellent condition. Write to them and ask to go on to their mailing list to be advised of upcoming sales P.O. Box 1165, North Adelaide, SA, or phone 8239 1665
Book Agencies on Glynburn Road, Hectorville, are worth a visit when looking for resource material. They have a wide range of educational material and can order in publications upon request.
EXcel Educational Support Services now offer a home schooling consultancy service. Phone 8326 7088 or write to them at PO Box 25, Clarendon, 5157.


Languages Other Than English
Alliance Francais – 319 Young Street, Wayville, 5034. PH: 8272 4281

Society – History, Cultural and Intercultural Studies
The Department of Lands Museum, King William St, Adelaide.
Community Aid Abroad Indian Sub-Continent Village, Kidman Park Primary School, Kidman Park, Adelaide. PH: 8223 3405
Adelaide Gaol Museum, Port Road, Adelaide. PH: 8216 7745
Ayers House, 228 North Terrace, Adelaide. PH: 8223 1655
Migration Museum 82 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide. PH: 8223 8748
Museum of Classical Archaeology, University of Adelaide, Mitchell Building, North Terrace. PH: 8228 5226
Museum of Exploration, Surverying and Land Heritage, Old Treasury Building, 144 King William St, PH: 8226 4033
Old Parliament House, North Terrace, Adelaide. PH: 8212 6881
Postal Museum, 2 Franklin St, Adelaide. PH: 8216 7745
South Australian Police Museum, Police Barracks and Armoury Building, off North Terrace, Adelaide. PH: 8274 8526
Tandanya (Aboriginal Cultural Institute) 253 Grenfell St, Adelaide. PH: 8223 2467
Australian Trotting Hall of Fame, Port Wakefield Road, Bolivar. PH: 8258 2522
Beaumont House, Corner Dashwood and Glynburh Roads, Beaumont. PH: 8379 5301
The Brocas Museum, 111 Woodville Rd, Woodville. PH: 8845 5716
The Buffalo Museum (and restaurant), Pattawalonga Boat Haven, Glenelg North, 5045. PH: 8294 7000
Carrick Hill, 509 Fullarton Rd, Springfield. PH: 8379 3886
Gallery of Costume, 4 North Parade, Port Adelaide. PH: 8234 1104
Embroiderer’s Guild Museum, 16 Hughes St, Mile End. PH: 8234 1104
Fort Glanville, 359 Military Road, Semaphore South. PH: 8292 2561
Fort Largs Police Academy Museum, Strathfield Terrace, Taperoo. 5017 PH: 8248 9411 (Open by prior request in writing)
Latvian Museum, 34 Rose Terrace, Wayville, 5034. PH: 8352 2396
Lithuanian Museum, 6 Eastry Ave, Norwood, 5067.
Port Dock Railway Museum, Lipson St, Port Adelaide. PH: 8341 1654
South Australian Gas Company Museum, East St, Brompton. PH: 8217 5211
South Australian Historical Aviation Museum, Mundy St, Port Adelaide. PH” 8278 7478
South Australian Maritime Museum, Lipson St, Port Adelaide. PH: 8240 0200
Steamranger Museum, Railway Terrace, Dry Creek. PH: 8260 4653
Sturt House, Jetty St, Grange. PH: 8356 8185
Ukrainian Folk Art Museum, 6 George St, Hindmarsh. PH: 8372 5117.
Parliament House, corner King William Road and North Terrace, Adelaide. PH: 8237 9100
National Motor Museum, Birdwood. PH: 8568 5006.
Connie's Bookshop, new books and secondhand. Huge range of teachers resources and student text and workbooks, new, at a quarter of original price. Athelstone Shopping Centre, Gorge Rd.






Thursday, January 06, 2005

WHAT'S ON - Home Ed Events and Activities in SA

Please email any events or activities you'd like to share with other homeschooling families by emailing Debbie, Stephanie or Beverley
dolphinicity@yahoo.com
contact@beverleypaine.com
mitchfam@iprimus.com.au
For more information about each event or group in the calendar see the bottom of the blog.

You can also visit http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/home-education-sa and go to the calendar page, or subscribe to Home Based Learners of South Australia, a quarterly newsletter with a 'what's on' calendar: email Linda adnil@dodo.com.au

Ice Skating
Ice skating bookings confirmed at the Ice Arena Thebarton
30th June,
28th July
25th August
29th September
27th October
24th November
The cost is still $7 for 2 hours and includes skates.
We will skate from 12noon to 2pm.
We need to meet at 11:45, as we need to pay together in a single lump sum toget the discount.
see separate blog for details
contact Vanessa
vanessawhittaker@yahoo.com
TRANSIT POLICE
FRIDAY 26 AUGUST
I have booked a tour with the Adelaide Railway Transit Police, Adelaide Railway Station for Friday August 26, 9:30amstart (bright and early). It sounds as though this is going to be a very exciting tour for the kids! Josie has set up a data base to collect the numbers ofthose who wish to go, so just go to the data base to add yourself! Josie djmastermum@ozemail.com.au

Wednesday Southern Group

A rotation on four weekly basis: games day, craft for mums (kids can join in if they want), drama club and sports/science. All welcome. Contact Debbie dolphinicity2000@yahoo.com

Debating Club
Starts Monday - February 7th at 1.30pm in the Student Recreation Room on the Luther Seminary Campus, Cnr Archer, Jeffcott & Ward Streets. There will be a Junior and a Senior group. Junior group ages approx 6-10 and Senior group ages approx 11-17. The first session will be a planning session and important for you to attend if you'd like to be part of this group during the year. If you have any queries please phone Sue mstuffin@optusnet.com.au

La~la~la Choir
Sundays, every fortnight
Beginning at 2pm for reading music and 2.30pm for choir. Finish 3.30 or 4.00ish with optional cuppa. Commencing 30 January 2005. Prospect. Repeats fortnightly weekly. Contact Jodie email on jodie.oregan@gmail.com

Charlotte Mason Inspired Support Group
We meet to discuss the ideas of this British educator. Newcomers welcome! It is suggested that you read on the meeting's topic prior to each meeting, form either a book on Miss Mason or do an internet search for Charlotte Mason. Meetings are from 2-4.00 pm, followed by refreshments . Please bring resources to share and a plate for afternoon tea.
JUNE 4 "Discipline"
JULY 22 "Narration"
AUG 6 "Nature Notebooks"
SEPT 3 "Mother culture"
OCT 22 "Motivation, enthusiasm, creativity."
NOV 19 Review of the year

Chess and Games Club
resumes on 31, 1.00-3.00 pm at the Recreation Room behind 211A Archer St North Adelaide. Gold coin donation. Bring your own snacks and games. We meet regularly on the last Monday of each month, with some exceptions - dates are February 28, March 21 ( March 28 is Easter Monday so no meeting that day!), April 18 ( April 25 is a Public Holiday for Anzac Day), May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29, September 26, October 24, November 28.

Journaling Group
To start the new year with inspiring writing skills for you and your children. Work on writing and journaling skills together - all ages from child to adult! This group will meet monthly - bring your own books or journals and writing materials and optional lunch to share afterwards. The second Wednesday of each month - dates for Term 1 are -
WED March 9 11.00 start, format as above at Leonie's North Adelaide. westen@bigpond.com.au.
WED April 13 time and format as above at Josie's djmastermum@ozemail.com.au

Beach Biology
A fun day at the beach, exploring the rock pools and beach dunes. Please bring your nature books, cameras, nets, magnifying glasses, etc! And lunch or refreshments to share.This is an unstructured time to explore and observe together. Meet at the carpark at Kingston Park ( Seacliff), near the tennis courts and grassed area, on Thursday February 17 from 11.00 onwards. Contact Leonie westen@bigpond.com.au

Waterwatch
Two sites (fresh and estuarine) A folder of resources available for extension ideas with notes on how they dovetail with SACSA. Contact Debbie dolphinicity2000@yahoo.com

Home Squad
Home Squad is a grass roots, bring it home version of "scouts" where the children (and parents) designate what has to be done to earn a badge, design the badge and then go about earning it. The member share around the badges they have developed so their friends can earn the badges they have created. Get togethers are organized once a term too with smaller clusters meeting more regularly. Contact Debbie dolphinicity2000@yahoo.com

Sports/Games Days
These days will be held at a selection of various parks around Adelaide and surrounds. Please bring hats, water bottles, suncreen and any sport equipment, frisbees, balls etc that your kids might like to use. There is a large area for team games for the bigger kids as well as a playground for the littler ones or the less sport inclined. Both areas are in reasonably close proximity thus facilitating adequate supervision. Contact Sarah sa_knight_au@yahoo.com

Weekly Informal Playgroup
Beginning Friday February 4th, 2005 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Contact Josie djmastermum@ozemail.com.au for address. You are invited to join us for an informal playgroup for children (any age) to socialise and just have fun, enjoying our play equipment, huge sandpit, cubby house, tunnels and tents, while mums, dads enjoy a cuppa and a chat. Bring a plate to share for morning tea if you wish. We look forward to hearing from you.

Bowling for Fitness and Fun
1pm-3pmCost $4.70 for 1 game; $8.50 for 2: includes shoe hire Bookings essential: contact Clayson Road Salisbury East Contact Jenny jennyh@websouth.com.au

Open House
If you're thinking about, new to, or experienced in home education, then come along to an Open House and see how others have put home education into practice. These times provide the opportunity to meet other home educators, to visit different home education environments, and for discussion over a cuppa.
Next Open House10th July is at Beverley Paine's - Yankalilla. RSVP 08 8558 3212 or email contact@beverleypaine.com


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Groups

Open Houses
If you’re thinking about, new to, or experienced in home education, then come along to a monthly Open House and see how others have put home education into practice. These times provide the opportunity to meet other home educators, to visit different home education environments, and for discussion over a cuppa. For more information contact Louise on louisew@picknowl.com.au.

Wednesday Southern Group
A rotation on four weekly basis: games day, craft for mums (kids can join in if they want), drama club and sports/science. All welcome. Contact Debbie dolphinicity2000@yahoo.com

Weekly Informal Playgroup Gepps Cross
Beginning Friday February 14th, 2005 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Contact Josie djmastermum@ozemail.com.au for address. You are invited to join us for an informal playgroup for children (any age) to socialise and just have fun, enjoying our play equipment, huge sandpit, cubby house, tunnels and tents, while mums, dads enjoy a cuppa and a chat. Bring a plate to share for morning tea if you wish. We look forward to hearing from you.

Home SquadHome
Squad ia a grass roots, bring it home version of "scouts" where the children (and parents) designate what has to be done to earn a badge, design the badge and then go about earning it. The member share around the badges they have developed so their friends can earn the badges they have created. Get togethers are organized once a term too with smaller clusters meeting more regularly. Contact Debbie dolphinicity2000@yahoo.com

Ashton Scholastic Book Clubs
The Ashton Scholastic catalogues are those which are made available to parents and teachers and child in schools - so there is bound to be some books of interest for homeschoolers! Pamela Thrift organises the book club for homeschoolers. If you are interested in the Book Club contact Pamela on pamela_thrift@hotmail.com

Charlotte Mason Support Group
Mason was a British educator who emphasised the use of whole, living books, nature study and the humanities. Our group is for parents interested in sharing their ideas on homeschooling with a CM flavour. Contact Leonie Meetings commence sharply at 2pm and finish promptly at 4pm. RSVP essential by the Thursday prior to each meeting. westen@bigpond.com.au

The Chess and Games Club
Bring your own games - every one welcome! Meets on the last Monday of each month. Leonie
westen@bigpond.com.au

Debating Club
Please contact Debbie dolphinicity@yahoo.com for more information

Ice Skating
at Snowdome Ice Arena, Thebarton
The group attracts a generous discount at $7 per skater, including skate high. Plase contact Sarah 04311737875 email sa_knight_au@yahoo.com

Ten Pin Bowling at Crossroads Bowl
at the corner of Cross Road and Goodwood Road. First Wednesday of every month. Cost $4.70 for 1 game and $8.50 for 2. Includes shoe hire. To ensure lane availability please RSVP Pamela pamela_thrift@hotmail.com.

Salisbury Bowl
Starts again on the Tuesday 8th February and every fortnight from then. Contact Jenny Herriman jennyh@websouth.com.au

Journaling Group
To start the new year with inspiring writing skills for you and your children. All ages. For more details contact westen@bigpond.com.au

WaterwatchTwo sites (fresh and estuarine)
A folder of resources available for extension ideas with notes on how they dovetail with SACSA. Contact Debbie 83268766 dolphinicity2000@yahoo.com

Swimming
On the third Wednesday of each month. Meet at the North Adelaide Aquatic Centre, except in January - meet at the Burnside Pool, Hazelwood Park on Greenhill Road from 1pm onwards.

Murray Bridge Group
meet fortnightly during the school term on Thursdays from 2pm. Contact Tamra Lees for more info 85311324

Thursday Group Out About!
Lots of ideas are afoot with details yet to be decided but something will be on every Thursday. For more information contact Louise on louisew@picknowl.com.au

Goolwa/Fleurieu Group
Meets fortnightly on the first Friday (first week of each school term - 1pm onwards for open houses and outings.

SING! SING! SING!
Homeschool Singers
A new group is proposed to begin on Sunday afternoons. Beginning at 2pm for reading music and 2.30pm for choir. Finish 3.30 or 4.00ish with optional cuppa. Commencing 30 January 2005. Prospect. Contact Jodie email on jodie.oregan@gmail.com

Contacts and Newsletters

When first inquiring about homeschooling it's a good idea to contact local support groups and newsletters for information about homeschooling in your state. Please respect the privacy of families who donate time and energy to devote to providing support and information as contact people. Write down your questions before calling, keep your phone calls brief and to the point. Call at reasonable times, remembering these families are educating their children and your call may take them away from learning activities. Homeschooling families are busy people, but they are willing and happy to help you begin your homeschooling adventure! Last updated November 2003 email corrections, additions and omissions to Debbie, dolphinicity@yahoo.com.

Homeschool Australia Beverley Paine, Always Learning Books PO Box 371 Yankalilla 5203 - send self addressed stamped envelope for 10 page information brochure on getting started with homeschooling, or email contact@beverleypaine.com
Homeschool Australia FAQ discussion group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeschoolAustraliaFAQ
Homeschool Australia Free monthly online newsletter
http://ha-magazine.beverleypaine.com

SA Home Based Learners Newsletter editor: Linda Maher, PO Box 22 Booleroo Centre, SA 5482 adnilpress@ozemail.com.au


HESA internet contact group - sharing information about gatherings and excursions in the metropolitan and near country areas:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/home-education-sa
Organises regular 'Open House' gatherings and other activities

Adelaide Sue is happy to talk to families about home education in general. Ph 8260 5229
"Home Based Learners SA" - L Westernberg, 144 Stephen Tce, Gilberton SA 5081: ; editor -
westen@bigpond.com.au

Noarlunga Area - Debbie Dunn
dolphinicity2000@yahoo.com

Western Suburbs - Louise: email
louisew@picknowl.com.au

Southern Area - Stephanie Mitchell
mitchellfamily4@bigfoot.com

Southern Hills & Strathalbyn Homeschool Group: Narelle Lee
familee@dodo.com.au or Strathalbyn SA 5255 Contact: Rebecca Williams Ph: Email: becwilliams@chariot.net.au

The Southern Vales Support Group meets Wednesday at 1pm at Kuipto Hall, Brookman Road Kuipto Contact Beverley for a contact person.

Northern Suburbs Wednesday Outings Group Jenny
jennyh@websouth.com.au

Murray Bridge Group meet fortnightly during the school term on Thursdays from 2.00 pm. Contact Beverley for a contact person.

Peterborough Michelle
jacobmob@ozemail.com.au

Home Educators of South Australia yahoo discussion group:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/home-education-sa

21st Century Education yahoo discussion group:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/21stcenturyeducation

ChooseSA yahoo discussion group for Charlotte Mason devotees
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chooseSA


Port Lincoln Deb Palmer would like to meet up with other Eyre Peninsula homeschooling families.
palmer@epc.net.au

Windsor Gardens Alison Cromb is happy to talk to anyone re homeschooling queries and especially to give explanation of what we did for the high school stage and how we got our children into university
crombsathome@optusnet.com.au

Limestone Coast Home Schoolers (South East) - Sharee Cordes, 14 Werona St, Mount Gambier 5290: ; email:
sharee@seol.net.au

Christian Homeschoolers of SA - Bruno Colangelo, PO Box 2009, Prospect 5082: email:
webmaster@homeschoolaust.com.au

Yorke Peninsula/Maitland: Brenda Stock, PO Box 255 Maitland 5573

Charlotte Mason Philosophy of Education Support Group - Anna Hackett, 16 Arcoona Ave, Rostrevor 5073: email:
fountain@senet.com.au

Goolwa and Southern Coast Activities and Get Togethers contact Deb,
Thoeys.d@bigbutton.com.au

"Nature Walks and Nature Talks" - Anna Hackett, 16 Arcoona Ave, Rostrevor 5073: email:
admin@fountainresources.com.au

Steiner Education Study Group meets each month on the 3rd Tuesday at the Anthrological Bookshop, 96 Halifax St, Adelaide. Free.

Alice Springs Sharon Mann
08 8963 1263

Welcome!


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