Parents can choose to educate their children at home instead of sending them to
When choosing to home educate, parents undertake responsibility for their
children's education and must be able to demonstrate that their children are
- an appropriate learning program and a typical timetable
- resources to support the learning program
- opportunities for social interaction
- a suitable learning environment.
Getting approval for home education
If you wish to home educate your child you will
need to apply for an exemption from attendance at school for the purpose of
For application forms and more information phone the Home Education Coordinator
on 8226 1327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When your application is received a home education project officer will
contact you to arrange a home visit to assess your application.
After meeting with you:
- a report is written
- recommendations are made to the director, Programs and Regional
- the director will notify you of the outcome of your application.
Exemptions are usually granted for periods of about 12 months and can be
renewed through a review conducted by a home education project officer during
annual home visits.
A home learning program must align with the South Australian Curriculum Standards and
Accountability (SACSA) Framework and cover eight areas of learning:
- design and technology
- studies of society and environment (SOSE)
- the arts (music, art, dance, media and drama)
- health and physical education
- language other than English (LOTE).
Successful learning programs also:
- integrate essential learnings
and key competencies into learning tasks
- use a range of resources
- have clearly identified learning outcomes
- incorporate a variety of teaching, learning and assessment methods
- involve students in the planning of stimulating education
For more information phone the Home Education Coordinator on 8226 1327 or
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