Welcome to our world of 4 boys, Autism, Homeschooling and life in general.

Hi I'm Angie, busy Homeschooling Mum of 4 young boys aged between 4 and 11 yrs.

Bailey (11) is a huge car enthusiast, particularly classic cars, VW 'Herbie' beetles and VW Combi vans. Bailey lives with Autism (ASD) and Epilepsy but does very well coping with everyday life these days since we made the change to homeschooling back in 2010.

Dane (8) enjoys playing guitar, building Lego masterpieces and all things superhero! Dane also lives with a form of Autism (Aspergers) and a Language developmental delay (Apraxia of speech).

Ehren (5) is our gentle 'giant' and is a keen student in our Homeschool classroom. He enjoys both physical and mental pursuits and has a clear interest in currency!

Fraser (aged 4) is our little pocket rocket. He's a confident, head-strong little boy who never stops talking, singing or dancing!

Follow us on our journey as we learn about the world around us in our own unique way!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Last month marked the third year Anniversary of Homeschooling for our family!

It's starting to feel like things are finally falling into place. We are finding our Homeschool groove and for the first time since beginning this journey there is no more baby wrangling in the mix! Ehren is turning 4 in a fortnight and Fraser is turning 3 in a few months time, my babies are growing up!

We essentially run the Homeschool classroom as 2 classes these days, Lower primary (Grades 2 and 4) and Preschool (Prep and Kindy). It means I need to be organised enough to have activities and work ready for all the boys, but at least now once the little ones are occupied I can concentrate on spending 1 on 1 time with the older boys. I have commenced treating Ehren as a Prep student this year (a year early) as he has shown remarkable skills in the area of phonics, pencil control and his concentration level.

Last week we received our continuation of Home education certificate from the Education department. I was totally stoked to get some amazing feedback from the Education Advisor regarding Bailey's annual report. Here is an extract of what she had to say:

"Your focus on communication and social skills seems to be working very well. The DVD of Bailey shows him speaking clearly and confidently. The variety of groups that Bailey is able to participate in, and the learning opportunities these provide, are impressive! Angela, you should be justifiably proud of Bailey's progress socially and personally. Educationally he is developing well with your teaching approach which caters for his interests and aversions. Although not at peer level, Bailey's writing demonstrates significant improvement."

Needless to say this gives me great confidence in knowing that we are heading in the right direction and that choosing Home education was a great decision for our family.

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