The HEA is asking the NSW Office of the Board of Studies to withdraw the August 2013 Information Pack for consultation to create a process which is workable for all home educating families. Please visit regularly to see what we have added. There will me many more things over the coming week as I obtain permission to distribute the documents.
HOW TO TAKE ACTION
SIGN THE PETITION - Due by the 11th of October to be tabled at the October 15 sitting of NSW Parliament
10,000 REAL PEN ON REAL PAPER SIGNATURES REQUIRED TO BE ADMISSIBLE TO PARLIAMENT.
THIS CAN BE SIGNED BY ANYONE IN AUSTRALIA
Chris Krogh is submitting an offical petition to parliament.
Download Home Ed Petition UPDATED Oct 24
The person who brings in the most signatures will receive a 2 year membership to HEA. Students will recieve subscriptions to Double Helix or Scientriffic
PLEASE WRITE LETTERS TO YOUR MP
Write to your MP explaining how you believe this pack will negatively affect your family. Use the above mentioned briefing document and the letter writing kit for inspiration. If you are concerned for your privacy, write a group letter or have others write on your behalf. (*Please respect the research and authorship which went into this document and keep any details you use accurate.) -
We have discovered most of these are passed to the minister who has been handing them to the OBoS to answer directly. So far the responses have been unsatisfactory. When OBoS respond immediately send another letter to your minister telling him/her why thr OBoS reply is unsatisfactory.
Letters from Homeschoolers: Letter from Ben & Sharon Wu to Glen Brooks
Supporting Letters from HS Groups: Victorian Home School Network to OBoS (VERY GOOD READ!) NEW
WRITE YOUR REGISTRATION EXPERIENCES
Send your experiences to the HEA secretary or you can ring Sharyn on 0407014229 who will scribe it anonymously for you.
VISIT YOUR MP
Organise a delegation of people in your electorate to visit your MP. Go here to find your district and current MP http://www.streetlist.elections.nsw.gov.au/ If you would like to find people in your electorate to work with, send us an email with your contact details and we will try to put you in touch with others who contact us. Below there is a great deal of material to support your case.
Ben & Sharon Wu have written to their MP and (along with Sharyn Grebert) will be meeting with him this afternoon to raise issues of concern regarding the current registration requirements and its impact on homeschoolers. Their letter is available for download here. It is very well written and supported with evidence. It is a great letter to model your own letters on.
Sharyn Grebert is hoping to get a group of families together (husbands and children too) from the local community to do a follow up visit with the same MP. So if you live in area postcodes 2213, 2198, 2200, 2211, 2212 or 2214 and would like to join in to help your local Member for Parliament get to know the homeschoolers in his constituency and what is important to them, then please contact Sharyn on email@example.com.
Informative Materials & Supporting Documents
Mother's Little Helpers
The following document provides advice for families who need to register under this information current pack. Feel free to ring the HEA for assistance if you feel the process is too difficult.
Do you feel confident to be a helper? Register yourself on our support page or email firstname.lastname@example.org volunteering to help people who need assistance with the process.
Coming soon: Examples of programs which have successfully passed muster under the new IP.
THIS PAGE UPDATED 12:00 Tuesday 2nd October