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Homeschool Family Fun Day

Have you booked your tickets for the Brisbane Family Fun Day yet? It's on this coming Saturday, June 11th at the Brisbane Convention Centre, and promises something for everyone! 9:30am-4:30pm. Ticket includes full day!

Your family ticket includes all workshops & materials for children and parents. Here's what's on offer:

For the Kids:

Solar Buddy

Solar Buddy teaches students of all ages about extreme energy poverty, renewable technologies, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, global citizenship and how a simple solution can have global impact.

As part of the program, students will assemble solar lights and pen letters that are sent to children without access to electricity.

Solar Buddy is usually only available in schools, but HEA has partnered with Solar Buddy before to make this program available to home educated students. Below are some of the home educated students participating in the program last time.

There are also a plethora of learning resources you can access before or after the workshop to extend the learning

Brisbane Shakespeare Ensemble: Acting Shakespeare

Contemporary actors tend to approach Shakespeare with either fear or reverence, both of which put the text and character outside the actor. QSE approaches Shakespeare by immersing ourselves in the sounds, images, and rhythms and allowing the text to resonate with us, here, now. In this workshop we explore:

  • literalising the images

  • embodying the text fully

  • connecting to the need through the words

  • rhythm and sound of the words

Arts, Crafts, Dancing & Stories

Join Janelle (who used to be a birthday party fairy!) for balloon animals, creation of a collaborative plasticine friendship garden, dancing, craft and story time.

For the Parents

EGPA Round Table Discussion

Home education is a legal choice that Queensland families can make. The legislation that governs home education in Queensland is currently under review. Let's come together to discuss the current review of the QLD Education General Provisions Act. What's important to you? What do the changes proposed by the Government mean to you? How can you be involved? Bring all your questions and be ready to participate in an open discussion on this important review.

Tidal Homeschooling

The term “tidal learning” (coined by Mellissa Whiley, a home educating mother of 6 and

author) is a beautiful description of the rhythms of our learning journey. At high tide I provide structure, direction and focus and we get a lot of quantifiable “work” done. Then the tide changes and other things take our interest and attention, creating opportunities for deep diving into projects, allowing time to incubate ideas and make connections. Join Emma Sage to talk about natural learning, the rhythms of home education and self care. Emma's article on Tidal Homeschooling can be seen here:

Emma Sage is a home educating mother of five children, now 14-22 years. From the very beginning Emma knew she wanted to provide an environment, in which her children could learn, that was rich in time and space, where her children were able to follow their interests and with just enough structure throughout the journey to satisfy her own needs. In addition to growing her children, Emma also gardens, which is also a little on the wild side. Emma has trained as a nurse and midwife and now that her children are not so small that she can’t complete a thought, she is studying infant reflux in order to continue a passion for caring for new families.

For Everyone
  • Catered Afternoon tea

  • Time to relax and socialise with other home educators over a byo lunch in nearby South Bank

  • Prizes & giveaways

So what are you waiting for? Book your ticket today

PS - are you wondering how we can put all this on for just $55 per family (plus discounts for HEA members!)? Grafton City Batteries made a generous donation towards Solar Buddy, and the HEA is heavily subsidising this event. It's our gift to the community.

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