Thinking about homeschooling in Sydney? Below are some of the home educator groups and then homeschooling groups in Sydney and its surrounding suburbs. Accompanying the name and link are the descriptions as per Facebook.
'This page is a complement to the SHEN website - www.shen.org.au . When you request to join this group, please message one of the admins with a little information about your family and where you are on your home schooling journey. If you do not, your request is likely to be rejected. The purpose of SHEN is to facilitate communication and interaction amongst home educators and to make it easier to organise events for our children. SHEN members are able to view details and book into SHEN events through the website. This page is for posting about events across NSW for home educating families and discussion about home schooling in NSW.
This group is all about families who are interested in working together to facilitate natural learning of our children. Social meetings, playgroup, excursions, playful learning, project based learning, Steiner Education, Montessori Education...much more good ideas to be shared with friendship! :)
This is a group for home educating parents in and around the northern suburbs of Sydney. I would love for us to have lots of opportunities to connect, play, have fun and support each other in our home educating journeys. We really value co-creation, so please if you have ideas for this group, would like to organise a meet or activity in the area or know of an activity you think others might be interested in, please feel free to post about it. We welcome those adopting all styles of home education.
'We are an all inclusive group of people who welcome current and prospective homeschoolers who either live around the northern beaches or visit there often. We have many group and social activities that are often organised specifically by our members for kids in the group. Our group welcomes kids of all ages.
'A group for homeschoolers on the Central Coast, NSW to connect and chat. For information about events and meet ups, please join the CCHomeEd yahoo group - https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/CChomeed/info For access to resources and information about events etc, please join the Central Coast Home Education: Information and Events Page. Your request to join will be approved much more quickly if you answer both questions once you click "join group". Otherwise, please look out for a PM from one of the admins in your "Others" folder. Thank you for helping us keep this group a safe place for everyone.'
Homeschool group in the Central Coast, Wamberal, NSW.
'Welcome beautiful people. This group is a place to gather families who are homeschooling/unschooling and looking to connect in person with others in and around Sydney Lower North Shore (but open to all local!). The group will grow and evolve as it needs to but my personal wish is that we can create an in person community who come together regularly to share this journey and support each other on the path to who knows where.
'The NSW Home Educators was established in recognition of the fact that Home Educators in NSW need to work together to improve the systems and processes regulate home education. We are an informal group of parents who wish to exchange ideas and to coordinate action in support of Home Education in NSW. VISION: Home Education is recognised as a viable and valued alternative to school based education in NSW. MISSION: To advocate for a Legislative and Policy framework which supports the Home Education movement in NSW. STRATEGIES: 1. Raise awareness of current local and global issues and trends 2. Encourage discussion amongst the Home Educator community 3. Advocate for systemic changes to improve outcomes for Home Educated children.'
'This is a group for parents, families, and carers who home school, distance education, in the process or, just inquiring. It is a group to help connect, support, and share information. It is for all disabilities and abilities. This group is for home schooling families, who live in Sydney and NSW.'
Homeschool Australia, Sydney, special needs group.
'This group is for families in the Macarthur area (Campbelltown/Camden/Wollondilly) who homeschool or are interested in homeschooling. For general support, sharing ideas and arranging joint activities so our kids can learn and socialise together'.
A social group for all homeschoolers in the Sydney region
FRIENDS(Formerly CHUMS, formerly The Monday Group) Homeschool Group in Erskineville
'Welcome to FRIENDS (Formerly CHUMS, formerly The Monday Group!). FRIENDS is a social group for home educating families in Sydney. We are open to all home educating families regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, religious or political belief or affiliation, age, health, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, disability, socio-economic background, educational background, or any other inappropriate distinction. We meet weekly at various parks and playgrounds and have occasional excursions.'
Homeschool group in Erskineville, Sydney.
SHRIMPS - (Homeschool Sydney Australia) Homeschool Group in Marrickville
Homeschool group in Marrickville
Park group, meets on Thursdays, occasional activities.
'The drama-free space to get your social fix when homeschooling your Spectrum Superstars. This group was created specifically for families that are homeschooling an autistic child or children in Sydney. We attend bowling every Thursday and at various parks around Sydney every Tuesday. Siblings are welcome to attend.
'This group is for advertising homeschool activities such as excursions, classes, workshops and gatherings held in the Northern Area of Sydney. Feel free to share other local events such as council run events, discounts on educational supplies at local stores and so on.'
'Welcome to HUG. We are a group of homeschooling families with a Christian foundation, although all are welcome. We strive to be a group of integrity, love and support to the homeschool community. We meet regularly on Friday afternoons. This group is designed to encourage and support the homeschool community. We hope that as a member of this group you will try to attend some of our meet ups, we would really love to get to know you in person.'
'This group is for homeschoolers, unschoolers or distance-edders who would like to do activities/meet-ups in the Blacktown area. Everyone welcome. We are a welcoming group where everyone feels included. We encourage building of friendships with diverse peoples. Anyone can post their outings and invite others to join them. All meets are casual and parents are fully responsible for the care and safety of their own children.'
'This Facebook group is to help facilitate communication of a group of home educators who meet every Wednesday during term 12:30-3:30. We pay a $40 term fee per family which pays for rent of the hall and the odd sundry. There is also a casual rate of $10 per visit upto $40 per term. We are very lucky to have a hall with a kitchen and fenced large play area. We are an eclectic group open to all. We ask that you take responsibility for your children. This is an HEA Insured event. Feel free to visit for free for your first visit. Please email email@example.com for more information.'
'A group for the Sydney region homeschoolers to buy/sell and swap curriculum and learning resources locally. The group is not for any specific homeschooling methods. Any non-homeschooling items will be deleted. Please delete items after they've been sold.'
'Welcome to Teen Events Sydney Basin Homeschoolers - a place for the advertising of events organised by our Admin Team. Our Admin Team consists of a group of homeschooling parents representing all areas of the Sydney Basin where the vast majority of events will be held. If you have a non-SBH event you would like to advertise please seek admin approval first. This is not a discussion group. Small talk will be removed. Details of SBH events are not to be reproduced elsewhere. If you know of anybody wanting to participate who is not a SBH member please direct them to apply to join this group. For the purposes of this group the Sydney Basin Area is roughly a triangle between Woollongong, Newcastle and the Blue Mountains - basically, anywhere within 3 hrs drive from Sydney CBD. This group was set up with a focus on activities suitable for tweens/teens in response to a lack of suitable homeschool happenings for this age group leading to many homeschoolers returning to school purely for social reasons. We aim to broaden the homeschooling social circle for older homeschoolers. While most events will be teen focused, many SBH events are suitable for all the family.'
'Here we are! If you're in the Hills area and you homeschool your kids, we'd love to hear from you. Our regular meet up day is every Thursday, 1pm at various parks around the Hills area. You will find all the details on this page, including wet weather fall back options. The admins will bump weekly events to the top of the group feed. Admin are Debra, Vesna and Sarah. Feel free to invite your friends along too. If you have any suggestions for a great park, please do let us know. Please note: - We are an active meet up group, rather than a FB social group. It is expected that you will attend meet ups at least once a month. We would rather get to know other lovely homeschoolers in real life! 😊. - Please answer the automatic admin questions we have set up. If you don't answer the questions your request to join will be deleted. - We expect that as a group, we will be respectful to our environment at our meet up locations. We will leave the area as we found it. This includes leaving no rubbish behind, no damage to play equipment, plants or wildlife. We expect that parents will take responsibility in informing their children of this principle.'
'This is a home schooling group for families. Whether you HS by curriculum , unschooling or natural learning. Weekly meets will be organised in the new year ♥ If you are considering homeschooling please look at these resources to help you on your journey.'
Homeschool group in Castle Hill.
SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY HOME EDUCATOR, Homeschool Peakhurst
'This is a Sydney-based support group for those who have kids under the age of 6 and intend to home educate. We can share information, ideas and our experiences. This is also a forum where we can organise catch-ups and events, and build a community that supports our educational choices.'
If you're going to begin homeschooling in Sydney, you really need to consider joining some Sydney homeschooling groups. If you'd like some more information on how to find a homeschooling group closer to your specific area, checkout Homeschooling groups in Australia or watch the video above.