South Australian Home Education Network

South Australian children learning at home and in the community.
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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Charlotte Mason Mother’s Support Group

Saturday 6th August

Topic: Nature Notebooks
Location: Cathy Sowerbutts’ Home, Windsor Gardens
Time: 2pm sharp – 4pm
Please email Cathy to RSVP or if you would like some more information prior to the meeting.

Nursing babies welcome (we don’t usually bring our other children with us to make things easier for the hostess and for the smooth running of the meeting)

All welcome: whether you are new or old to homeschooling or just thinking about it, whether you know a lot or nothing about CM, perhaps you would just to meet with some other homeschooling mums for some time out.

Thursday, July 28, 2005


Next month at the Auslan group we will be playing a game of "Go Fish"
during our meeting. We will be learning the signs for "(do) you have?"
and "Go fish" along with the number signs and the following animals.
I suggest that you practice at home before you come so that the game
flows smoothly. If there are too many words for your children to
remember just practice the animals and we play the animal version first.

As there seem to be several versions of some words we will be using the
ones from the sign bank for this game.
The animals we will be using learning are:
Possum, cockatoo, emu, wombat, echidna, kangaroo.
Happy signing!

For more information about the AUSLAN Group, contact Marina

Pt Dock National Railway Museum Excursion

A booking has been made for Friday 12th August at 12 noon.

The cost is $4 per child. Parents are free (They usually have a ratio of 1 adult to 4 children but I explained that we are all home educators and as such we take responsibility for our own children so naturally the ratio will be higher for us)

Bring the money on the day and give it to Vanessa as you arrive.

The Railway Museum is on Lipson Street at Port Adelaide.

I will need a confirmation of attendence by those who still want to go by Tuesday 9th August, so I can confirm numbers so that they can ensure they have enough guides.

I have some brochures that I will take to ice skating tomorrow if anyone would like one.

There is a web address if you would like to take a look. Apparently you are able to print off some resources.

(The Military Museum is very close by if folk wanted to self organise to go there. It is possible to catch a train down to the Port or a bus. Also the Maritime Museum. )

For more information contact:

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Junior Field Naturalists

Junior Field Naturalists, which may be of interest to homeschooling families, meet once a month and usually have a guest speaker who addressed the group on their particular area of speciality. Meetings/speakers scheduled for the remainder of the year are as follows:

August 19th - speaker/subject TBA
September 16th - threatened species
October 21st - seals and sealions
November 18th - St Peters billabong (Wetlands) including end of year BBQ

Meetings start at 7:30pm till approximately 9:00pm at the latest and are usually held in the Nature Education Centre at Norwood Primary School, Osmond Terrace, Norwood (brightly painted building behind playground at southern end of yard).

The contact persons for the Junior Field Naturalists group are Clive and Alison Boyce,