Who Is My Homeschool?
My Homeschool was put together by Michelle Morrow, a veteran homeschooler of 17 years. Michelle, and her husband Ken, have four children. In 2018, all of their children will have entered tertiary education without an HSC or ATAR.
- One is in training to be a medical doctor at Newcastle University.
- Another is studying communications and international poverty and development at Avondale College. She also works for an Australian charity as a communications assistant.
- Another is completing their second year learning digital media and animation at TAFE. He is also working on his first paid animation job.
- Their last child has begun Open University while doing their last year of part-time homeschooling. She teachers piano and braids people’s hair as a casual job.
Before kids, Michelle completed a Bachelor of Health Science. She also worked as a midwife and nurse educator in a hospital and university setting.
After having children, she became interested in home education and has read extensively on the topic. All four of her children were homeschooled. Her two oldest spent some time in school but her two youngest never went to school. Michelle began using a Charlotte Mason inspired version of homeschooling about 14 years ago.
She has been supporting Australian homeschoolers for the past 12 years. Her website and blog, Homeschooling Downunder, is listed as a support resources by the NSW Home Education Unit (NESA).
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 seven 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 is finishing up 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.