Always Learning Books
Student Portfolios / Reports
Produce a professional Report Card for your homeschooling student!
Spiral Bound, 210mm x 290mm
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:
Home Education Report: Early Childhood
Home Education Report: Middle Childhood
Home Education Report: Early Adolescence
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."
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:
"Thank you... The information you supply is real and generous - fantastic reading. I am so inspired... Your honesty is rare. 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
"I appreciate that your book Getting Started is very balanced in its approach to homeschooling methods and also that it covers so many of the areas and questions that I desperately needed to deal with." Joanne
"Your guidance, understanding, support & 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
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.
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
Beverley's manual on how to write your own homeschool curriculum! The ultimate DIY guide. Still only $25...
"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."
"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
A refreshing practical approach to unschooling based on the needs of the child and family which demystifies and simplifies the philosophy and practice of this style of home education.
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The Home Education Association produces monthly newsletters, a quarterly magazine, an online resource directory for its members, as well as providing an email and phone answering service and online forums.
Meet Beverley each year at the