Sunday 5 June 2011

It's Official

It's official my baby rose Mr N turned six yesterday.  I so enjoyed watching him build his LEGO sets, share time with family and celebrate his special day.

Here in Victoria Australia from the age of six all students need to be registered at either a government school, a private school or as a homeschool student.  We filled in the  official form last week and mailed it to Victorian Registrations & Qualifications Authority.

The act of sending off this form has had me re-reading long lost treasures on my bookshelf and re-evaluating my how's, and why's to what I want to be doing this year.

I have been looking over my Sonlight Curriculum PDF catalogue (55 MB) refreshing my memory of the treasures lurking on my bookshelves that I used 12 years ago with Rose One and Two when I started out and generally trying to organize my thoughts and plans for the year ahead.

I thought I would share one of the books I treasure:

Things We Wish We'd Known 
Compiled & Edited by Bill & Diana Waring

This book is like having a private cup of tea with one of 50 veteran homeschoolers. 

The book is divided into six parts: 
  • The Concepts
  • The Basics
  • The Priorities
  • God's Involvement
  • Christian Character
  • The Blessings 
The back of the book is fully indexed containing a list of the contributors, their email addresses, websites and a short write up about each company / homeschool family.  

It's a real treasure trove of encouragement, tried and true words of wisdom from pioneering homeschool families from around the globe.
You can find this book at Diana Waring Presents and if you would like to read Diana's introduction you can go here
For a look at the contents page you can go to Table of Contents and for a sneak peak you can go to Featured excerpt from Things we wish we'd known

Till next time
Officially beginning our journey for the THIRD time


  1. Yay...Can't wait to see how the journey unfolds. A book I loved was 'patchwork of homeschooling'. It showed how we all have different journies and as each of our homes were different, so would our children's education be different. Blog looks great, keep it up.

  2. Well done! I look forward to hearing more about your journey. I also loved the book 'patchwork of homeschooling'. It showed me that just as our families are all different, so will our children's education be different too. Blessing to you.

  3. Hi Penny. Thank you so much for the words of encouragement. Would love to look at "Patchwork of Homeschooling" do you have it ?
    I found it on Amazon:

    You can actually have a wee look inside at Amazon.

  4. No, sorry I dont have it anymore. I borrowed it from a friend. I can find out if she still has it. Was really good!

  5. Yes please Pen I would love to borrow this book if your friend is happy ☺



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