Home education

Families may choose to provide home-based education for their children, even if they live close to regular schools and are not eligible for distance education. This is called home education (or homeschooling) and is not to be confused with schooling by correspondence. Parents and children maintain home education courses, activities and assessments. It is legal to educate children at home during their compulsory schooling years, but parents have to apply to the education department and satisfy certain conditions. Students should be prepared for assessment that accords with the standard school curriculum upon request. The alternative education support group Home Education Network can also answer questions and provide advice.

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