EUKA NEWS – december 2023

๐ŸŽ„ Hello December! ๐ŸŒŸ

December is here, bringing a season of joy, reflection, and anticipation to our vibrant Euka community. As we step into this festive month and edge closer to the end of the year, our excitement is at an all-time high. Whether you’re a newcomer or a long-standing member of our Euka family, we can’t wait to share the delightful experiences and achievements lined up for this month with a look back at some memorable moments from October and November.

Let’s dive into the magic that December holds for us all!

Updates & Opportunities

๐ŸŽ“ Expanding Horizons: Eukaโ€™s University Partnerships ๐ŸŒŸ

As 2023 draws to a close, we at Euka are proud to reaffirm our commitment to providing exceptional pathways to higher education for our homeschooled students. This year has been remarkable in terms of broadening our network of university partnerships, ensuring that our Year 12 students have exclusive and diverse opportunities for university education across Australia.

Leading the Way in Homeschooler Higher Education: Euka is pioneering the integration of homeschooling with higher education, ensuring that our students have seamless transitions into their university journeys. We’ve partnered with leading universities and colleges, each offering unique and tailored pathways, aligning with our mission to provide holistic and future-focused education.

Our Esteemed Partnerships:

  • University of Wollongong (NSW): Offering an immersive on-campus experience in one of New South Wales’s most dynamic educational environments.
  • La Trobe University (NSW): Providing access to a diverse range of courses and state-of-the-art facilities on campus.
  • University of Canberra (ACT): Opening doors to a unique blend of academic excellence and practical skill development in the nation’s capital.
  • Griffith College (QLD): A stepping stone to Griffith University, known for its innovative programs and research excellence.
  • Deakin University (VIC): Offering a vibrant campus life and a wide array of courses in the heart of Victoria.
  • University of South Australia (SA): UniSA delivers a modern, student-focused learning experience, renowned for its employment-ready graduates.
  • Eynesbury College (SA): Providing a pathway into either the University of Adelaide or Flinders University, focusing on a smooth transition to university life.
  • University of Western Sydney (NSW): Known for its research-driven approach and diverse course offerings.
  • University of Sunshine Coast (QLD): Offering a Foundation Pathway program, ideal for students aiming to build a solid academic foundation.
  • Curtin University (WA): Renowned for innovation and strong industry connections.
  • University of Western Australia (WA): A prestigious institution offering a unique blend of tradition and forward-thinking education.

These partnerships are more than agreements; they represent our dedication to opening up a world of possibilities for our students. As we move into 2024, Euka is excited to continue leading the way in connecting homeschooling with esteemed higher education institutions, ensuring our students are well-equipped for the challenges and opportunities of the future.

๐ŸŽง We Launched the ‘Future Learners’ Podcast: A New Voice in Homeschooling ๐Ÿš€

We’re excited to announce our very own podcast series, “Future Learners”, is live RIGHT NOW! This podcast will be hosted by our very own CEO Brett Campbell and Founder Ellen Brown. This series is set to ignite conversations and offer fresh perspectives in the world of homeschooling and education.

๐ŸŒŸ Empowering Conversations: “Future Learners” is more than a podcast; it’s an exploration into the depths of homeschooling, touching on subjects that matter to you. From the evolving landscape of education to the intricacies of homeschooling, each episode promises to delve into the heart of these important topics.

๐Ÿ“š Why Tune In?: Our hosts, Brett and Ellen, bring their insights and expertise to the table, discussing a range of subjects that are crucial for students, parents, and educators alike. Expect to hear about the challenges and triumphs of homeschooling, strategies for personal and academic growth, and the latest innovations in education.

Stay tuned and join us in shaping the future of education with the “Future Learners” podcast.

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Euka in the news!

๐Ÿ“ฐ The Guardian Publishes: Euka’s Impact on Homeschooling Post-Pandemic ๐ŸŒŸ

A recent article in The Guardian highlights a significant shift in education since the pandemic. The number of children learning at home in Australia has doubled, with parents seeking alternatives to the mainstream education system.

๐Ÿš€ Euka’s Role in this Transformation: Our founder, Ellen Brown, shared her insights, discussing how Euka Future Learning is leading the charge in providing comprehensive, online homeschooling aligned with the Australian curriculum. With the launch of curriculums for Years 11 and 12, Euka has partnered with nine universities across Australia, offering unique pathways for home-schooled students to pursue tertiary education.

๐Ÿ“ˆ Trend Shift: This surge in homeschooling isn’t just about coping with the pandemic’s challenges; it reflects a deeper recognition of diverse learning needs. Euka is at the forefront, accommodating a range of students, including those facing learning challenges or mental health issues.

๐Ÿ’ก Ellenโ€™s Vision: โ€œOur goal at Euka is to ensure that homeschooling is no longer seen as a disadvantage. We’re creating opportunities for students to learn from home and still pursue their academic dreams, including university education.โ€

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ The Future of Education: As Euka continues to grow, enrolling hundreds of students each term, we are proud to be part of a movement reimagining education for the better. We’re not just educating; we’re providing a platform for every child to succeed on their terms.

Read the full article here.

Euka Club Updates – Term 4 Highlights

Lego Club

A message from our Lego Club Host Oscar:

Lego Club had a hectic month through November! We collaborated on an epic adventure in which our members built different parts of an underwater adventure, we built each other as zoo animals, we recreated our favourite toys out of Lego, and built ourselves riding our dragons!

We’ve also reorganised Lego Club to restructure how it operates going forward: from now on, our main challenge will be given over the week between Lego Club sessions, and the winner of each challenge will decide what everyone is building during the Zoom session! This has demonstrated higher engagement from club members and allows for greater social opportunities through the winner’s challenges!

I look forward to seeing you all again over the next few weeks, and I hope to see you all again next year!

From your Lego Club host,
Oscar De Frenza

Cooking Club

A November to Remember in the Euka Cooking Club! ๐ŸŒŸ

November in our Cooking Club was a vibrant culinary adventure! We welcomed a host of new, talented chefs and witnessed everyone’s cooking skills soar to impressive heights. Our creations this month were as colourful as they were delicious!

๐ŸŒฎ Tantalizing Tacos: We kicked things off with a zesty twist, crafting the most vivid mango salsa that perfectly complemented our scrumptious tacos.

๐Ÿฅ— Perfect Pasta Salad: Our chefs then tossed together a fresh, veggie-packed pasta salad, drizzled with an irresistibly tangy dressing. It was the epitome of comfort food with a fresh spin!

๐Ÿ… Brilliant Bruschetta: For a quick yet flavorful snack, we whipped up a super speedy bruschetta, bursting with fresh flavors that really packed a punch!

๐ŸŒธ Spring-Inspired Cooking: Embracing the freshness and vitality of spring, each week we brought to life meals that were as colorful as they were delectable.

As we step into December, expect even more vibrancy and creativity in our recipes. Stay tuned for what’s cooking next in the Euka Cooking Club!

Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club has been a whirlwind of creativity and friendship this term!

This term brought a few changes in the game so we kicked things off by refreshing our memories on club rules and sharing stories from the holidays, and we had a blast catching up with old friends and making new ones.

In our Games Weeks, we unleashed our creativity with hide and seek at the Minecraft Castle, escape room challenges and speed mining to keep things exciting!

Our build weeks encouraged everyone to build anything their hearts desired. From treetop treehouses to underwater cities, the imagination flowed like a river. Our Minecraft world saw a burst of new members and new exciting creations. We explored themes like ‘Animals/Mobs’ and dived into the wonders of the animal kingdom. We even had a spooky haunted build battle, where players worked together to create spine-tingling scenes. The ‘Favourite Fiction’ theme brought Narnia, dragons, and more into our virtual world.

To prepare for the school holidays, players even got to plan their very own vacation in Minecraft. Some built their dream holiday destination and others joined forces to create group trip ideas! 


The Minecraft Club is a hub of creativity and friendships, we can’t wait for more adventures together!

Your friendly Minecraft Club Host,
Mr. Matt

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Student of the month

๐ŸŒŸ Blake Bishop’s Inspiring Naval Adventure ๐Ÿšขโœˆ๏ธ

December’s spotlight shines brightly on Blake Bishop, a remarkable member of the Euka community whose recent experience with the Royal Australian Navy is nothing short of inspirational.

๐Ÿ‘จโ€โœˆ๏ธ Blake’s Naval Journey: Blake recently had the incredible opportunity to participate in a Navy Aviation work experience, a venture that took him to HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell. These sites are pivotal to the Royal Australian Navy’s operations, housing the Fleet Air Arm and the Royal Australian Naval College, among other critical departments.

๐Ÿš Immersive Experiences: At Albatross and Creswell, Blake explored various base areas and had the rare chance to use several multi-million-dollar flight simulators, including one that costs a staggering $40 million annually to operate. His journey didn’t stop at high-tech simulations; he engaged in hands-on water training exercises used by Navy Aviators, learning essential survival skills like managing lifeboats and group warmth maintenance.

One of the highlights for Blake was participating in practical water training. He bravely jumped from heights into the water and honed basic swimming techniques โ€“ skills crucial for anyone aspiring to a career in naval aviation.

๐Ÿ” Exploring the Armoury: Blake’s adventure also included a visit to the armoury at Albatross, where he interacted with sailors involved in critical boarding operations and saw the impressive Seahawks and other helicopters. He even got hands-on experience with a remote-controlled machine used for transporting helicopters on ships.

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Valuable Connections: What Blake found most enriching, however, was the chance to converse with Navy Sailors and Officers. These interactions provided him with invaluable insights into the lives and careers of those in the defence sector.

๐Ÿ“š A Future in Defence: Blake’s enthusiasm for naval operations and his eagerness to engage in further work experiences before potentially joining the Defence reflects the spirit of initiative and curiosity we cherish at Euka. His experiences are a testament to the boundless opportunities available to our students, who are encouraged to explore their passions and aspirations beyond traditional classroom settings.

๐ŸŽ‰ Congratulations, Blake! We’re incredibly proud of your achievements and can’t wait to see where your aspirations and adventures take you next!