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Save time and simplify homeschooling and unschooling!
Learn from experienced home educators how to write your own curriculum.
It really is that easy!

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Not Back to School DIY Homeschool Starter Pack

Learn how to write your own personalised
curriculum to suit your family's needs.

only $60.00

Each Pack contains a copy of Beverley's best selling do-it-yourself manual
Getting Started with Homeschooling and all 9 of her very popular
Practical Homeschool Booklets
(see details below). Over $70 value!

"Getting Started is very balanced in its approach to homeschooling methods and also covers so many of the areas and questions that I desperately needed to deal with." Joanne

"Beverley's patience, experience, and understanding of both the questions and the answers make her a wonderfully helpful guide to the adventure of helping children learn without school." Wendy Priesnitz, Life Media


 

Natural Learning and Unschooling Pack

A collection of Beverley's booklets to help you to transition to a
gentler, child-led and self-directed form of home education

from $29

Natural Learning, Natural Learning Answers, Learning Maths Naturally
Learning Naturally Diary A5 ($29) or A4 ($33) format
A Sample Approved Natural Learning Program and Review

(only buy 1 pack: if additional diaries or reports required, select from catalog below)

Select A4 or A5 Diary

"Beverley's lengthy experience in the homeschooling community is legend. Thankfully for all involved she continues to share her deep thinking and acquired wisdom..." Linda Dobson, Parent at the Helm

 

Download The Educating Parent Resource Directory Beverley Paine's quick guide to getting started with homeschooling and unschooling, including comprehensive list of Australia wide online support groups, blogs and more!

DOWNLOAD for FREE
comprehensive guide

Home Education Student Portfolios / Reports

developed by Beverley Paine

Produce a professional Report Card for your homeschooling student!

Spiral Bound, 210mm x 290mm

Purchase from Catalogue

These Reports will help to take the work out of annual assessment, programming and recording.

They include clearly outlined lists of educational aims and objectives for each of the eight nationally recognised curriculum subjects: English, Mathematics, Society and Environment Studies, The Arts, Science, Health, Personal and Physical Development, Languages Other Than English, Technology and Enterprise.

Designed with an easy to follow format, the Reports come with a how to use guide and a list of sample assessment tasks.

Similar to those used by schools to advise parents of student progress the Home Education Reporst have been designed to be used in conjunction with other forms of recording, such as the Practical Homeschooling Weekly Homeschooling Diary, and a portfolio of dated work samples that illustrate the objectives and outcomes of the home education learning program.

The Home Education Portfolio / Report comprises:

  • a Cover page with information detailing the Curriculum Subjects, Essential Skills and Understandings, and Assessment Codes used throughout the Report on the reverse;
  • Curriculum Subject pages detailing Learning Program Objectives that outline the aims, purpose, general direction and content of the program;
  • and the Report Pages: Assessment Tasks.

Home Education Report: Early Childhood
Covers ages 4-8 or Kindergarten/Preschool to Year 3
Purchase from Catalogue

Home Education Report: Middle Childhood
Cover ages 8-12 or Years 3 to 7
Purchase from Catalogue

Home Education Report: Early Adolescence
Covers ages 12-16 or Years 7-10
Purchase from Catalogue

What readers think...

"When we began homeschooling I had no idea how to write a curriculum for my children. Beverley's Home Education Reports said exactly what I wanted to say but didn't know how to. The lists of objectives for each subject remind me what the purpose is behind all the activities the children do. I find it much easier now that I organise much of their learning into projects and 'assignments' and the professional format looks good at the end of the year and impresses the rest of the family."
Angelika Jensen

In Chapter 7 of Getting Started with Homeschooling Beverley writes on how to record and evaluate your homeschooling learning programs. The chapter has many examples of different recording styles and methods taken from over a decade of the Paine family homeschooling life.

Read articles on Evaluating and Recording on the Homeschool Australia website:

"Recording - whether by the delightful approach that a snap happy friend of mine does, by keeping her digital camera handy all day, or by jotting notes in a diary, writing anecdotal or explanatory notes on children's samples of work and building a portfolio (a joy to flip through forever) - gets us in touch with the processes at work: how our children learn.

Because we have to pay attention and watch closely and think about what is going on when our child does this or that, or says something different, or behaves in a different manner, and reflect on that, we are better able to discern his or her preferred learning style. This in turn helps us to work out different ways to build on his strengths, or strengthen her weaknesses or expand his limitations. Some of us do this naturally: I know I did but I also acknowledge that I was prone to forgetfulness.

Eventually I decided to keep records more often to help my less than perfect memory. With three children I also frequently fell prey to treating them as homogenous humans, ignoring that fact that they were individuals and had completely different ways of perceiving and learning about the world! "

         
 
   
 

 

April Jermey took over the reins of Always Learning Books from hr mother, Beverley Paine, in 2011. A stay-at-home part-time working mum of two young children, April experienced a mix of education, including homeschooling, unschooling, part-time attendance at school, completing her high school certificate at school. She supports the right of families to choose the education that best meets the needs of their children.

Beverley Paine home educated her three children, now all adults, between 1985 and 2004. An active volunteer supporting and promoting education choice for families for over two decades her legacy continues in her books and articles.

 
         
 

"The information you supply is real and generous. Most books do not really explain 'how' as well as you do." Tracy

"I cannot seem to get enough of your writings on the whole home ed subject! You portray a lot of wisdom, knowledge and experience..." Marie

"A fabulous source of information and inspiration. I am very pleased to have some of your titles on my bookshelf... providing me with wonderful, detailed information and resources." Faye

"Whenever I read your writing I always come away with increased confidence in my ability to provide and share a wonderful learning journey with my family. Thank you!"Maaike

"Your guidance, understanding, support and words of wisdom changed our lives." Lesley

"I have been so grateful for the texts I have read from you so far. They have been so helpful as we entered our first year of official home schooling." Sue

"Fantastic reading. I am so inspired...
Your honesty is rare." Tracy

 

About Home Education

Home education is a legal alternative to school education in Australia. State and territory governments are responsible for regulating home education and have different registration requirements, however homeschooling families are able, and encouraged, to develop curriculum and learning programs to suit the educational and developmental needs of their individual children. For more information visit:

Have a question about home education?

Read Beverley's latest blog post!

 
         
 

Help

About us: When you order, you deal with a real living person who is familiar with the products we sell. This is a small mum and daughter family business, the books we write and sell are based on personal lived experience. We understand our subject, having built empathy and understanding of the needs of home educating families over 30 years of volunteering and advocacy in the homeschooling and unschooling community. Our aim is to encourage you on your home educating journey and to help you find ways to meet your family's educational needs. We wish to empower you as an educating parent and the nature of our books is to build your confidence to help you teach your children: we are not suppliers of fill-in-the-blank curriculum materials for children to complete. Our books give you information of the why and how of home education, what has and will work for you as an educating parent.

Prices are in Australian dollars and subject to change without notice.

Postage (within Australia) is included in the prices of individual items. Please expect between 1-2 weeks for delivery. If your order has not arrived within two weeks please let us know, but please be patient and give Australia Post a chance to deliver, especially if you have ordered in December or near a public holiday when delays are much more likely. Your order will normally be shipped within 2 business days of us receiving it, however we are a small business, run from home, around the busy life that is parenting and home educating three children. We run on a very small profit margin, so will always ship your order in the most economical way, by either Post or Courier. Large orders maybe shipped and marked as separate parcels. Unfortunately, Australia Post is fickle and we regularly see unexpected delays in delivery times, especially during peak post times and public holidays. Also unfortunately, Australia Post no longer offers any kind of compensation for lost orders, so any losses are worn by our already small profit margins. Thank you!

Privacy: At Always Learning Books we do not share, in any way, with any one or third party, your personal information.

Refund Policy: Refunds are available on items returned to us in 'as new condition'. Your return postage costs will not be refunded.

Orders outside of Australia: Please email us before ordering to obtain a quote for shipping rates.

Payment Methods

  • Credit card payments available only through PayPal. Please use the shopping basket provided and complete the transaction as directed. Payments made through PayPal are 100% secure. You do not have to become a PayPal member to make payments to Always Learning Books.
  • Direct Debit Transfer is available upon request.
  • If paying by personal cheque or money order, download and print the Order Form; complete, printing clearly. Do not send cash in the mail.
  • Keep a copy of your order for reference purposes.

More help: If you have any questions about the ordering process only please email us. Questions about home educating your children should be directed to one of Beverley's support groups:

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