Why do we homeschool?
We first heard of homeschooling in the little dairy community of Dargaville way back in 1986. There was a family in the Baptist church we were attending who had started it and were very enthusiastic in its advantages. They were using A.C.E. We found that although there was a Christian school plus a Catholic school(don’t laugh…at the time that’s how I saw the church also!!) the numbers both could take were small and the cost of the Christian school beyond our means.
Homeschooling seemed to us a natural progression from the family focused Playcentre just as Kindergarten lead nicely into school.
So we “played around” for a year with using A.C.E before we came to Australia.
Quite funny when I remember our progress with A.C.E; we were always behind with sending things in to be marked and I got so sick of not having time to do all the interesting things that 3+4 y.o’s like doing that in the end we chucked it.