Who Is My Homeschool?
My Homeschool was put together by Michelle Morrow, a veteran homeschooler of 18 years. Michelle and her family live in the Lake Macquarie region of NSW.
Before kids, Michelle worked as a Registered Nurse , midwife and nurse educator. After kids, Michelle and her husband became interested in home education and they decided to try it out. There was a lot to learn in those early years but they saw how great it was for their kids. Michelle began using a Charlotte Mason inspired version of homeschooling about 15 years ago.
Her two oldest spent some time in school but her two youngest never went to school. All their children have entered tertiary education at 16 without an HSC or ATAR.
- One will be a qualified medical doctor at the end of 2019.
- Another works in marketing and communication after finishing her degree.
- Another is in his third year studying animation for film.
- Their last child is studying a Bachelor of Business.
Michelle has been supporting Australian homeschoolers for the past 13 years. Her website and blog, Homeschooling Downunder, is listed as a support resources by the NSW Home Education Unit (NESA). She has also spoken and various Australian homeschooling conferences.
My Homeschool has come about because of the many requests she has had to provide a full curriculum for Australian home educators.
Introducing Jo Lloyd
Jo, and her husband Cliff, have three children. They have been homeschooling for over eight years, with their eldest starting high school in 2018. With a background in law, history and geography, she has worked in the fields of strategic planning, heritage and environmental law. For the past ten years she has worked as a university tutor, including online teaching, and is thrilled to be a part of My Homeschool. Jo favours a Classical / Charlotte Mason style of education for her homeschool and has a thorough understanding of the various learning styles and educational philosophies within home education.
Jo Lloyd has been working closely with Michelle to help shape My Homeschool. She has written some of the course content and has been the course creator of the Kindergarten and Year One graded courses.
Just A Little More Info
Michelle and Jo register to homeschool and are members of the HEA.
Recently they were involved in the consultation process for developing the current NSW homeschool registration guidelines.
Whilst Michelle has finished her homeschool journey, Jo is still in the thick of it.
Both Michelle and Jo are Christians and have endeavoured to bring goodness, truth and beauty to this curriculum.