Do you want to be inspired and educated to be a better home educator?

Would you like to connect with a vibrant community of other women who love their children and seek to enjoy the homeschool journey?

Would you like to nourish your mind and equip your home school with new teaching tools?

Then, join us for the first My Homeschool Seminar this June!

Our Speakers

A Mother’s Education: Making Lives Full of Meaning with Jo Lloyd

How mothers approach education as a way to shape their children’s lives has a profound effect on the culture of learning in a homeschool. Charlotte Mason suggested a rich and beautiful feast of subjects and pursuits for students, which can seem daunting.  Jo will consider how our continued learning as mothers inspires our children on their own journey of education and offer strategies to help parents gain the confidence they need to teach some of the subjects particular to the Charlotte Mason method.

Jo homeschools three children and favours a Classical / Charlotte Mason style of education. She is a university educator with a background in law and geography. Over the past two years she has been working closely with Michelle to help develop My Homeschool curriculum.

Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn’t Work with Carol Hudson

Carol has been to the homeschool finishing line with six of her seven children. After 25 years of homeschooling she has seen that even with all the resources and ideas that we now have at our fingertips home educators still struggle. Her message is a simple one: you can do it! Consistency and daily effort, even if it is only small, will add up over time.

Charlotte Mason once said that it is not about how much a child knows when he finishes his education, but how much does he care and how large is the room he finds himself in. Keeping a rhythm to our days and attending to first things first gives our children the opportunity to develop and grow and put their feet in ‘a large room.’

Carol has followed a Charlotte Mason styled education and she blogs at Journey and Destination. She is a woman full of wisdom, who reads copious amounts of books and has many examples of how to do homeschooling well.

Passionate Talents and Gifted Scholars with Michelle Morrow

Academic genius is often seen as the zenith of giftedness. However, children can be gifted in so many ways and we see these inklings early in their life. Michelle explores the ideas of discovering your child’s gifts, the maternal influence on IQ, a child’s self-awareness, and how homeschooling allows children to excel in their passions.

Michelle has homeschooled four children who all excel in different ways. She will be drawing from her experience, research, and from observing a range of homeschool graduates she has met along the way. In 2017, she began My Homeschool but she has also been blogging at Homeschooling Downunder for over 10 years.

Artful Expression with Nicole Crouch

Art helps your child reconnect with themselves through creative expression and it improves their technical and fine motor skills. It is also an effective way to draw children out, and make them feel comfortable whilst encouraging them to be individuals with their own identity.

Nicole will be sharing from her experiences using art to help children express themselves emotionally and spiritually. She will be sharing examples from her professional work as an art therapist and in Christian ministry to children and adults.

Nicole is a mum of two teenage girls. She has a Diploma in Education, a Bachelor of Visual Arts and a Masters in Art Therapy. She has taught art for over 25 years.

My Homeschool Seminar Details

When: Saturday June 1st from 9am to 4.30pm

Price: $65 for the day. Only 65 places available.

Where: Golden Grove – 5 Forbes Street, Newtown, NSW 2042

Golden Grove is a former convent in the heart of Newtown. Parking is limited at the venue, but off-street parking is available in the local area. Getting there by public transport is very easy. How To Get There

Morning and Afternoon Tea Provided: A gluten and dairy free option is provided but please bring your own snacks if you have specific dietary needs.

Lunch is not provided. You could bring your own lunch and eat in the courtyard or enjoy one of the many available options close by.  Newtown is cosmopolitan place and there are lots of places to choose from.

Who Can Come: This seminar is for women who are exploring home education or looking to reassess, connect, and equip themselves with new teaching tools.

Home educating dads can attend, but please be aware that most of our talks focus on the mother’s role in home education. We know dads play a big part in home educating but this seminar is designed for mums.

All of our speakers are Christian women, but this conference is not exclusive to Christians.  We will share ideas from Charlotte Mason’s educational method but we are not strictly Charlotte Mason, so you do not need to be following her method to come.

Sorry No Children: Mothers with their nursing babies are welcome, however, space is limited and children are not permitted to attend. There is no creche provided, no supervision and nowhere for children to play. This is just one day for mums.

Notebook and Trade Display: My Homeschool will be displaying our graded courses and the Homeschooling Downunder resources.

Some speakers will also be sharing some student notebooks their children prepared during their homeschooling journey.

Accommodation: This is a one-day seminar but we know some of you will be commuting to Sydney for it. Golden Grove does have some budget accommodation  – it won’t last long so be quick! There are also lots of options available close to Sydney’s Central Station.

Golden Grove Accommodation: You can email them but it is best to book over the phone if you can. Phone: 02 9557 1642

Videos Will Be Available

We know that not all of you will be able to join us in person, so we are going to film our main sessions and make them available for purchase at a later date. If you want to be notified when the video seminar sessions are available then please sign up here.

Our Program  

9am – Registrations and Meet and Greet

9:30 – Welcome and Housekeeping

9:40 – A Mother’s Education: Making Lives Full of Meaning with Jo Lloyd

10:30 – Morning Tea

11:15 – Passionate Talents and Gifted Scholars with Michelle Morrow

12:00pm – Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn’t Work with Carol Hudson

12:45 – Lunch and Trade Display

2pm – Welcome Back and Giveaway

2:10 – Artful Expression with Nicole Crouch

2:45 – Short Break and Grazing Table

3:15 – Panel Discussion

4:15 – Farewell

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