Advice
30th Nov

5 best Homeschool Christmas Traditions

Holiday traditions are more than just rituals: they strengthen the bonds within the family and contribute to a family identity. When you add a few fun and novel Christmas traditions, you set yourselves apart as a family. You mark yourself as a unique, festive family. Each year, when you return to these signature traditions, there […]

5 best Homeschool Christmas Traditions

Holiday traditions are more than just rituals: they strengthen the bonds within the family and contribute to a family identity. When you add a few fun and novel Christmas traditions, you set yourselves apart as a family. You mark yourself as a unique, festive family. Each year, when you return to these signature traditions, there […]

Advice
30th Nov

Preparing to Homeschool 2023

Whether a Homeschool newbie or a seasoned veteran, the start of a new educational year brings the opportunity to recalibrate, make some adjustments and add some exciting excursion planning to your calendar.  If you are totally new to Homeschooling you may be needing a touch more support as you take your first steps. The following […]

Preparing to Homeschool 2023

Whether a Homeschool newbie or a seasoned veteran, the start of a new educational year brings the opportunity to recalibrate, make some adjustments and add some exciting excursion planning to your calendar.  If you are totally new to Homeschooling you may be needing a touch more support as you take your first steps. The following […]

Advice
30th Nov

Twenty Questions than can Change a Child’s Life

Children grow and change rapidly, both physically, academically and emotionally. As parents, we strive to help our children understand who they are, what they believe in, and how to be independent and competent adults. Our children are unique, and we need to help them grow into their authentic selves with love and acceptance. Have you […]

Twenty Questions than can Change a Child’s Life

Children grow and change rapidly, both physically, academically and emotionally. As parents, we strive to help our children understand who they are, what they believe in, and how to be independent and competent adults. Our children are unique, and we need to help them grow into their authentic selves with love and acceptance. Have you […]

Advice
30th Nov

What’s so Great about Volunteering while Homeschooling?

As homeschoolers, we have plenty of freedom, including how we develop our school schedules and how we decide to cover each subject. One of the best ways to use this freedom is to enrich our local communities through volunteering. Volunteering helps kids learn about others When kids volunteer, they get a chance to broaden their understanding of […]

What’s so Great about Volunteering while Homeschooling?

As homeschoolers, we have plenty of freedom, including how we develop our school schedules and how we decide to cover each subject. One of the best ways to use this freedom is to enrich our local communities through volunteering. Volunteering helps kids learn about others When kids volunteer, they get a chance to broaden their understanding of […]

Advice
26th Nov

What About Homeschool Socialisation

Homeschooled children and socialisation is one of the most misunderstood concepts of educating your child. Many wonder how families cultivate interpersonal skills and resilience in their children when they aren’t in classroom-based schooling. The social norm is that classroom education amongst their peers is the only way to engage your children effectively socially. There is […]

What About Homeschool Socialisation

Homeschooled children and socialisation is one of the most misunderstood concepts of educating your child. Many wonder how families cultivate interpersonal skills and resilience in their children when they aren’t in classroom-based schooling. The social norm is that classroom education amongst their peers is the only way to engage your children effectively socially. There is […]

Advice
15th Nov

Grade 11 & 12 is open for enrolment

For the first time ever in Australia, you can now homeschool your child through their senior years! With university pathways, no exams, the flexibility to study when and where you want, extensive subject options and self-paced learning, our programs exist to see students thrive as they transition into life after school. We’d love to hear […]

Grade 11 & 12 is open for enrolment

For the first time ever in Australia, you can now homeschool your child through their senior years! With university pathways, no exams, the flexibility to study when and where you want, extensive subject options and self-paced learning, our programs exist to see students thrive as they transition into life after school. We’d love to hear […]

Advice
4th Nov

Big Misconceptions About Homeschoolers

When it comes to a child learning at home, there tends to be a lot of misunderstanding. In fact, there are stereotypes galore. But as the number of homeschooled children in Australia continues to skyrocket, many of the most common myths and misunderstandings are being clarified. Below, we list 14 of the most common misconceptions […]

Big Misconceptions About Homeschoolers

When it comes to a child learning at home, there tends to be a lot of misunderstanding. In fact, there are stereotypes galore. But as the number of homeschooled children in Australia continues to skyrocket, many of the most common myths and misunderstandings are being clarified. Below, we list 14 of the most common misconceptions […]

Advice
4th Nov

Why Every Child Should Learn to Cook

How many times has your child asked you, “What’s for dinner?” Probably several times this week alone. Kids are constantly hungry and are usually foraging through the pantry for something to tide them over until it’s time for dinner. Wouldn’t you love to ask them, “What’s for dinner?” Then teach your children to cook a […]

Why Every Child Should Learn to Cook

How many times has your child asked you, “What’s for dinner?” Probably several times this week alone. Kids are constantly hungry and are usually foraging through the pantry for something to tide them over until it’s time for dinner. Wouldn’t you love to ask them, “What’s for dinner?” Then teach your children to cook a […]

Advice
4th Nov

Businesses are Just Discovering What Homeschoolers Knew for Decades

For many of us, the realisation that classrooms don’t prepare young people for success in their life and career is obvious. Often, they create the conveyor belt approach to education. It is often discussed among new homeschoolers that when children step out of the classroom and into the world, they discover that real learning is a […]

Businesses are Just Discovering What Homeschoolers Knew for Decades

For many of us, the realisation that classrooms don’t prepare young people for success in their life and career is obvious. Often, they create the conveyor belt approach to education. It is often discussed among new homeschoolers that when children step out of the classroom and into the world, they discover that real learning is a […]

How Tos
4th Nov

Homeschool Record Keeping – How To Save Time

At this time of year, many families are beginning to wrap things up and knowing what to keep and how to keep it can be a challenge. No matter which State or Territory you live in across Australia you will have homeschool record keeping requirements for reporting.  Homeschool record keeping doesn’t have to be complicated. With […]

Homeschool Record Keeping – How To Save Time

At this time of year, many families are beginning to wrap things up and knowing what to keep and how to keep it can be a challenge. No matter which State or Territory you live in across Australia you will have homeschool record keeping requirements for reporting.  Homeschool record keeping doesn’t have to be complicated. With […]

Advice
4th Nov

How to Homeschool While Travelling Around Australia

There is nothing better than travelling across our beautiful country with its rich history, spectacular scenery, hidden treasures, and so much to discover. Even better is seeing it all through the eyes of a child. Whether it’s a trip for a few months or something more long-term, travelling with your children while they are young […]

How to Homeschool While Travelling Around Australia

There is nothing better than travelling across our beautiful country with its rich history, spectacular scenery, hidden treasures, and so much to discover. Even better is seeing it all through the eyes of a child. Whether it’s a trip for a few months or something more long-term, travelling with your children while they are young […]

Advice
28th Oct

How Many Hours a Day Should You Spend Homeschooling?

Just as each homeschooling family educates their children differently, the time spent engaging in education each day will vary from home to home.  When starting your homeschooling journey, it can be hard to determine if you’re doing things right, and some families may feel like they’re not doing enough.  Modelling homeschooling hours with traditional classroom-based […]

How Many Hours a Day Should You Spend Homeschooling?

Just as each homeschooling family educates their children differently, the time spent engaging in education each day will vary from home to home.  When starting your homeschooling journey, it can be hard to determine if you’re doing things right, and some families may feel like they’re not doing enough.  Modelling homeschooling hours with traditional classroom-based […]

Advice
22nd Oct

Can I Homeschool with the Australian Curriculum While Overseas

Homeschooling and exploring the world are two of life’s greatest privileges, whether inside Australia or outside.  Some families decide to make a long-term or permanent move abroad and others may choose an extended holiday and want to continue their child’s homeschooling education while on the road. As a tourist to another country, there are some […]

Can I Homeschool with the Australian Curriculum While Overseas

Homeschooling and exploring the world are two of life’s greatest privileges, whether inside Australia or outside.  Some families decide to make a long-term or permanent move abroad and others may choose an extended holiday and want to continue their child’s homeschooling education while on the road. As a tourist to another country, there are some […]

Advice
12th Oct

Good Mental Health Habits Which Help Kids Handle all That Life can Bring

Mental health and emotional well-being are an essential part of a child’s development. At different stages of life, our children will face challenges and setbacks. In fact, these challenges may be part of why you moved to Homeschool. Regardless, they are a normal part of growing up, whether in mainstream school or Homeschooling. To support […]

Good Mental Health Habits Which Help Kids Handle all That Life can Bring

Mental health and emotional well-being are an essential part of a child’s development. At different stages of life, our children will face challenges and setbacks. In fact, these challenges may be part of why you moved to Homeschool. Regardless, they are a normal part of growing up, whether in mainstream school or Homeschooling. To support […]

Advice
12th Oct

Taming the Teen Art Adventures

The benefits of art in a child’s education are widespread. Art can help kids express themselves and understand the world around them. Art is usually a hands-on experience and fun. For teenage students, studies have found that kids who have more arts education see long-term benefits by both academic and social standards. But what if your teenager […]

Taming the Teen Art Adventures

The benefits of art in a child’s education are widespread. Art can help kids express themselves and understand the world around them. Art is usually a hands-on experience and fun. For teenage students, studies have found that kids who have more arts education see long-term benefits by both academic and social standards. But what if your teenager […]

Advice
12th Oct

Travel Schooling: Small-Space Living

“I would love to travel school, but how do you survive living in such a small space? How do you keep from losing your mind? What do you do with all of your learning stuff?” How do you make sure your child is not falling behind?  These are the questions heard from so many travel-loving […]

Travel Schooling: Small-Space Living

“I would love to travel school, but how do you survive living in such a small space? How do you keep from losing your mind? What do you do with all of your learning stuff?” How do you make sure your child is not falling behind?  These are the questions heard from so many travel-loving […]

Advice
12th Oct

Are Homeschool Students Happier?

Every study of which I am aware (and I have gone looking and know where to look) has found that Homeschooled kids, statistically, on average, show more social adjustment and prosocial behaviour and civic engagement than their mainstream school peers. Of course, every bell curve has its tails, but the research paints a pretty clear […]

Are Homeschool Students Happier?

Every study of which I am aware (and I have gone looking and know where to look) has found that Homeschooled kids, statistically, on average, show more social adjustment and prosocial behaviour and civic engagement than their mainstream school peers. Of course, every bell curve has its tails, but the research paints a pretty clear […]

Advice
26th Sep

Is Homeschooling Right for Your Family?

All methods of educating your child will come with their own advantages and disadvantages – it’s a matter of choosing what works best for you and your children. For some families, it may seem like the perceived disadvantages outweigh the many positive aspects of homeschooling but we’ll take a closer look at these perceived homeschooling […]

Is Homeschooling Right for Your Family?

All methods of educating your child will come with their own advantages and disadvantages – it’s a matter of choosing what works best for you and your children. For some families, it may seem like the perceived disadvantages outweigh the many positive aspects of homeschooling but we’ll take a closer look at these perceived homeschooling […]

Advice
19th Sep

Is Homeschooling Difficult?

Educating your child at home requires time and effort, but many parents find homeschooling rewarding for both themselves and their children, despite the homeschooling challenges they may face from time to time.  Home education has become a popular choice for parents, especially during the ongoing pandemic and the ability to tailor your approach to your […]

Is Homeschooling Difficult?

Educating your child at home requires time and effort, but many parents find homeschooling rewarding for both themselves and their children, despite the homeschooling challenges they may face from time to time.  Home education has become a popular choice for parents, especially during the ongoing pandemic and the ability to tailor your approach to your […]

Advice
12th Sep

What Qualifications Do I Need to Homeschool My Child in Australia?

Homeschooling is a wonderful alternative to school-based learning for children that lets you be hands-on with your child’s education. When you’re new to educating your child at home, there are many questions about curriculums, materials and more, and that’s why Euka is here to help.  One of the most asked questions is whether parents need […]

What Qualifications Do I Need to Homeschool My Child in Australia?

Homeschooling is a wonderful alternative to school-based learning for children that lets you be hands-on with your child’s education. When you’re new to educating your child at home, there are many questions about curriculums, materials and more, and that’s why Euka is here to help.  One of the most asked questions is whether parents need […]

Advice
8th Sep

Creating Traditions to Build a Strong Family Culture

Trapsing around the Christmas tree farm for hours trying to select the perfect tree can take its toll on the joy of the event. But somehow each year when the time comes, we laugh and recall the various crazy things that have happened over the years during the yearly tree picking event. The decision to […]

Creating Traditions to Build a Strong Family Culture

Trapsing around the Christmas tree farm for hours trying to select the perfect tree can take its toll on the joy of the event. But somehow each year when the time comes, we laugh and recall the various crazy things that have happened over the years during the yearly tree picking event. The decision to […]

Advice
8th Sep

What is Future Learning?

As the world we live in changes to embrace the future, how and what we teach in our education system will also be reshaped to keep up to date with the growing demands of the 21st century. It is key to understand that everyone learns differently, and understanding the different ways that humans learn is […]

What is Future Learning?

As the world we live in changes to embrace the future, how and what we teach in our education system will also be reshaped to keep up to date with the growing demands of the 21st century. It is key to understand that everyone learns differently, and understanding the different ways that humans learn is […]

Advice
8th Sep

7 Tips to Organise Your Homeschool Study Space

As a parent, where, how and when your teens study is often fluid due to their changing sleep patterns, part time work or social activities. The Euka program is written to the student themselves with the core goal of having students take ownership for their learning. One aspect of study success is the “where” the […]

7 Tips to Organise Your Homeschool Study Space

As a parent, where, how and when your teens study is often fluid due to their changing sleep patterns, part time work or social activities. The Euka program is written to the student themselves with the core goal of having students take ownership for their learning. One aspect of study success is the “where” the […]

Advice
16th Aug

The Benefits of Homeschooling for Parents

Choosing to homeschool is a substantial lifestyle change not only for your children but also for you, the parent. It’s not surprising you’ve been thinking about homeschooling, because the last decade has seen an exponential increase in the numbers of Australian homeschoolers. It can be easy to overlook the benefits of what makes homeschooling the […]

The Benefits of Homeschooling for Parents

Choosing to homeschool is a substantial lifestyle change not only for your children but also for you, the parent. It’s not surprising you’ve been thinking about homeschooling, because the last decade has seen an exponential increase in the numbers of Australian homeschoolers. It can be easy to overlook the benefits of what makes homeschooling the […]

Advice
12th Aug

Homeschooling: Why You Should Be Thinking About It

Schools haven’t changed much over the last 50 years, but how children learn has. There are many more expectations on children and curriculum to get through, and everything must follow a strict timeline. However, what works for some students doesn’t necessarily have the same effect on others.  Some children learn better with a hands-on approach; […]

Homeschooling: Why You Should Be Thinking About It

Schools haven’t changed much over the last 50 years, but how children learn has. There are many more expectations on children and curriculum to get through, and everything must follow a strict timeline. However, what works for some students doesn’t necessarily have the same effect on others.  Some children learn better with a hands-on approach; […]

Advice
2nd Aug

Benefits of Homeschooling Your Child

Are you considering homeschooling your child or what we refer to as future learning? While we recognise this isn’t the way forward for everyone, it is growing in popularity and is undoubtedly the right choice for many. There are many reasons why families choose to break away from traditional education. Some believe it champions their […]

Benefits of Homeschooling Your Child

Are you considering homeschooling your child or what we refer to as future learning? While we recognise this isn’t the way forward for everyone, it is growing in popularity and is undoubtedly the right choice for many. There are many reasons why families choose to break away from traditional education. Some believe it champions their […]

Advice
28th Jul

Powerful Learning through Chores

Chores & household jobs: Few of us enjoy doing them, but for a household to run smoothly these tedious and time-consuming tasks must get done. It’s a given that the adults will do their part around the house, but when it comes to assigning housework to children, there’s some debate. Many parents want to preserve […]

Powerful Learning through Chores

Chores & household jobs: Few of us enjoy doing them, but for a household to run smoothly these tedious and time-consuming tasks must get done. It’s a given that the adults will do their part around the house, but when it comes to assigning housework to children, there’s some debate. Many parents want to preserve […]

Advice
28th Jul

Building Healthy Teen Friendships

Cultivating connections and friendships while Homeschooling is an often discussed topic. In fact, most Homeschooling parents I hear from are looking to help their pre-teens and teens plug into other groups and communities. As our children get older, they naturally want (and need) solid and healthy peer groups. But how do we do this? The […]

Building Healthy Teen Friendships

Cultivating connections and friendships while Homeschooling is an often discussed topic. In fact, most Homeschooling parents I hear from are looking to help their pre-teens and teens plug into other groups and communities. As our children get older, they naturally want (and need) solid and healthy peer groups. But how do we do this? The […]

Advice
28th Jul

Why Homeschooling Gifted Children Works

It is often said that homeschooling is “best-practice education” for gifted kids. However, it is worth noting that the basic underlying mantra of gifted education – meet children where they are, wherever that is, and move them forward towards their potential – is best-practice for ALL children. As you read through the following advice, keep in mind that […]

Why Homeschooling Gifted Children Works

It is often said that homeschooling is “best-practice education” for gifted kids. However, it is worth noting that the basic underlying mantra of gifted education – meet children where they are, wherever that is, and move them forward towards their potential – is best-practice for ALL children. As you read through the following advice, keep in mind that […]

Advice
28th Jul

Great reading Tips (Reviews and tips to get kids reading)

Parents often ask how they can help their children learn to read; and it’s no wonder that they’re interested in this essential skill. Reading plays an important role in educational success.  Here are some practical recommendations for helping pre-schoolers and school-age students learn to read. 1. Teaching reading will only help. Sometimes, parents are told […]

Great reading Tips (Reviews and tips to get kids reading)

Parents often ask how they can help their children learn to read; and it’s no wonder that they’re interested in this essential skill. Reading plays an important role in educational success.  Here are some practical recommendations for helping pre-schoolers and school-age students learn to read. 1. Teaching reading will only help. Sometimes, parents are told […]

Advice
4th Jul

Help – Our schedule isn’t working

Crafting a Homeschool schedule is difficult for many parents because the only schedule they know is that of a mainstream school. But as a Homeschooler, you can throw that schedule out the window if it doesn’t work for you! Homeschooling provides the awesome flexibility for parents to create any schedule that meets their family’s needs. […]

Help – Our schedule isn’t working

Crafting a Homeschool schedule is difficult for many parents because the only schedule they know is that of a mainstream school. But as a Homeschooler, you can throw that schedule out the window if it doesn’t work for you! Homeschooling provides the awesome flexibility for parents to create any schedule that meets their family’s needs. […]

Advice
4th Jul

How do I know if I am Doing Enough?

Self-reflection is a valuable tool for us as parents as we take time out to analyse where we are at. The question we hear parents ask, probably more than any other is, “How do I know if I’m doing enough?” Fortunately, we have a great answer for you. The answer is: goal setting. Here’s what […]

How do I know if I am Doing Enough?

Self-reflection is a valuable tool for us as parents as we take time out to analyse where we are at. The question we hear parents ask, probably more than any other is, “How do I know if I’m doing enough?” Fortunately, we have a great answer for you. The answer is: goal setting. Here’s what […]

Advice
4th Jul

Tips For The Senior Years

Most likely, your high school SENIORS intend on having the best two years possible! After all, they’ve waited 10 years to finally call themselves homeschool seniors which means graduation is just around the corner! Below are some tips for having the best possible Grade 11 & 12 years as a homeschooled senior with Euka. Plan […]

Tips For The Senior Years

Most likely, your high school SENIORS intend on having the best two years possible! After all, they’ve waited 10 years to finally call themselves homeschool seniors which means graduation is just around the corner! Below are some tips for having the best possible Grade 11 & 12 years as a homeschooled senior with Euka. Plan […]

Advice
4th Jul

Homeschooling Parents – Taking Care of yourself

When Homeschooling a child or a number of children, it’s so important to make sure you take good care of your body, mind, and soul every day, not just when you get sick. Learning how to eat right, reduce stress, exercise regularly, and take a time-out when you need it are touchstones of self-care and […]

Homeschooling Parents – Taking Care of yourself

When Homeschooling a child or a number of children, it’s so important to make sure you take good care of your body, mind, and soul every day, not just when you get sick. Learning how to eat right, reduce stress, exercise regularly, and take a time-out when you need it are touchstones of self-care and […]

Advice
31st May

Homeschooling Practical Life Skills

Kids need to be taught practical life skills—skills that will teach them how to survive in society—how to thrive in society. Teaching these to your children can certainly be part of your Homeschooling endeavours. Practical life skills can be divided into five categories (maybe more) and the skills that fall within each category are probably endless. The question […]

Homeschooling Practical Life Skills

Kids need to be taught practical life skills—skills that will teach them how to survive in society—how to thrive in society. Teaching these to your children can certainly be part of your Homeschooling endeavours. Practical life skills can be divided into five categories (maybe more) and the skills that fall within each category are probably endless. The question […]

Advice
31st May

Raising Strong and Courageous Girls

It’s obvious that girls today need positive role models. There are many strong women in the spotlight – especially in Hollywood, however, those aren’t necessarily the women we want our daughters looking up to. How do we encourage our girls to be strong leaders without relying on women in the spotlight? Firstly, remind her, often, […]

Raising Strong and Courageous Girls

It’s obvious that girls today need positive role models. There are many strong women in the spotlight – especially in Hollywood, however, those aren’t necessarily the women we want our daughters looking up to. How do we encourage our girls to be strong leaders without relying on women in the spotlight? Firstly, remind her, often, […]