The HEA Committee Team
Elected at the AGM - 12 June 2022

Promoting home education & empowering home educators Australia wide.

Karen Chegwidden, NSW

President, since 2019

Portfolios: Advocacy, Subscriptions, Volunteer Engagement & Ins.

Lyn Kulow, QLD

Treasurer, since 2021

Portfolio: Finance

Guy Tebbutt, NSW

Public Officer, since 2019

Member since 2009

Tere Latimer, NSW

Vice President, since 2019

Portfolios: Governance, Communications, Advertising

David Walters, VIC

Committee member, since 2019

Portfolio: Charity & Insurance assist.

Ruth Easton, NSW

Secretary, since 2019

Portfolios: Registration Support, Membership, Helpline, Admin

Janelle Barnes, WA

Committee member, since 2021

Portfolio: Events, Media liaison, WA Advocacy

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Elected Committee on 12 June 2022, AGM.
 

HEA Policies

Membership Terms & Conditions:

Other Policies:

HEA Constitution

Governing Document

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MISSION

The mission of the HEA is to promote the practice of home education across Australia, support and empower home educators and to advance educational equity for members.

Pillars - In order to achieve our mission, HEA will:

  • Increase the profile of and confidence in home education

  • Advocate in the interests of home education 

  • Empower and support home educators 

  • Coordinate events and conferences

  • Provide services and resources for our members 

  • Support networks and community groups 

  • Engage with organisations and suppliers in the sector 

  • Grow the Association

  • Assist home educators in need

PHILOSOPHY

The HEA upholds the principle that parents are primarily responsible for the education of their children and respects the diversity of philosophies and methods used by home educators. Our vision is to move towards an Australia where parents can freely choose home education, and where the HEA as the peak body has input into government policy. 

ABOUT THE HEA

The HEA is the national not-for-profit, incorporated membership association serving Australian homeschoolers since 2001, when it was established by Colleen and Philip Strange. The HEA is run by a committee voluntarily coming together to lead the association.