Home Schooling Resources
Due to current circumstances, this page has been updated but will no longer be added to or maintained until further notice.
These resources are usable in multiple curriculum areas. They cover areas such as resource databases, commercial software suppliers, lesson plan databases, planners and organisers, worksheets, … . A selection of Australian-based suppliers are included.
Included are resources for people with specific home schooling requirements - Preschool, Christian, Islamic, Montessori, Special Needs, … .
You can also view teaching resources on separate curriculum resource pages.
Unless otherwise stated the resources are free.
Remember some sites are not Australian. Check carefully to be sure they conform to Australian requirements before use, e.g. spelling, terminology, guidelines, … .
- ADNIL Press
Run by a home schooling family. Purchase material useful to those interested in home schooling. While a good range, it is particularly strong in language areas.
- Always Learning Books
‘Homeschooling, unschooling, Natural Learning Books to Inspire and Encourage’. Purchase suitable materials.
- Aussie Homeschool Classifieds
‘The place to buy, sell or swap curriculum - new or used. A place for fun, fellowship, information, learning’. Check their Homeschooling for Free in Australia blog article in particular.
- Australian Education Online Resources
Annotated links. These are the “Web Reviews” from the “Resources” section.
- Australian History
Mysteries for Home Schools
Primary Level ‘Inquiry Units that focus specifically on the Key Inquiry Questions in the Australian Curriculum : History and Extension Case Studies that encourage students to investigate some of the mysteries in Australian History in greater depth’. Fee-based but reasonable.
- Australian History
Mysteries for Home Schools 2
Secondary Level. ‘Website containing inquiry learning case studies that are directly relevant to many aspects of Australian Curriculum : History Years 7, 9 and 10. Its current 18 case studies include a wealth of video, print and interactive content’. Fee-based but reasonable.
- Barinya - Family, Fun & Educational Activities
‘Barinya is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning Star. Our educational activities are designed to stimulate a child’s natural curiosity and creativity’. Many activities, movie reviews, travel information [South Australian based], more.
- Browse Support
Listing of support contacts across Australia. A complete listing or listing by states. This opens at the ACT listing.
Christian Homeschooling in Australia
Links to various Christian homeschool resources and information useful for all homeschoolers.
- Complete Education Australia
‘Provides clear explanations of every activity, in every subject, every week, encouraging students to take control of their own learning’.
- Educational Aids [Australia]
‘Educational aids and school supplies’. Covers all curriculum areas. Fee-based materials.
- Games for Fun, Fitness & Learning
‘A resource book for parents, teachers, childcare workers, Cub Scout Leaders, Sunday School teachers, anyone else who supervises or entertains children. The book provides games for children between the ages of 7 and 16’. There are also free games and activities.
‘HomeLearn provides an integrated program that helps your child ‘Cover the Core’ curriculum with ‘Room to Explore’ their interests, and all matched to their reading level’.
- Homeschooling Downunder
‘Australian homeschool supplier and publisher of Australian homeschool resources. Find uniquely Australian products for sale and free homeschooling resources’.
- Home Schooling Supplies [Australia]
Victorian supplier who has home schooled her own children.
- How to Homeschool 101
‘Offers information sessions for parents who are thinking about home educating their children and for parents who are home educating’.
- Maths Games Plus Literacy
A wide range of hands-on resources by level, with ACARA reference and NSW Outcome number. Listed by grade level. Fee-based but affordable.
‘Online Learning Management Tool based on the Australian National Mathematics Curriculum for Years 5 to Year 10. It provides a comprehensive mathematical problem solving tutorial available to all students and a fun game to develop fluency with number skills’. Fee-based.
- Precision Academics©
‘Over 400 Workbooks suitable for students with special learning needs. Resources are designed to cater for the needs of children of all ages, who attend mainstream, special schools as well as home school settings’. Costs are within the scope of families [and schools].
A collection of information and links from the Home Education Network, Victoria.
- Resources and Activities
Extensive, quality information available from the Australian War Memorial.
- South Australia Homeschool Camps
A Yahoo Group for these.
- Teaching Treasures
Material and activities that can be used for regular as well as gifted and talented students. Done in subject areas.
- The Educating Parent
‘We hope you enjoy the articles and activities and find the links and recommended resources useful’. Vast collection from Beverley Paine.
- The Educational Warehouse
Teaching, Homeschooling School. ‘Providing parents, teachers, and caregivers the widest selection of educational resources to enable the highest quality of learning for our children’.
Adrenaline Performing Arts
‘We teach singing, piano and acting with lessons catering for all ages from beginner to professional. We are also offering a Free Introductory Lesson for all new students !’ Based on the Gold Coast, this studio has been used by other Home Schoolers. You can access this studio through the email link on the page.
- Why on Earth Homeschool ?
‘This site offers Christian information on homeschooling, and aims to answer all your questions.’.
- 26 Free Basic Drawing Lessons -
Drawing for Beginners
‘These drawing exercises to download include all the fundamental step by step sketching tips you need to get started. You can download these lessons right now and embark on a whole new journey of artistry’.
Tomorrow’s Lesson Today ! Search for resources [Fee-based] by age, subject or publisher. Discounted material, reviews, FAQs, several tutorials, more. USA, so some material may not be relevant in the Australian setting. USA.
- Favourite Companies and Resources
Homeschooling children with special needs.Listed in two major groupings of What families are using for …, and subject listings. USA.
- Free Educational Podcasts
‘Educational podcasts are a wonderful way of homeschooling for free. As well as podcasts, I have included some other MP3 type resources’. Listed primarily in subject areas. UK.
- Free Homeschooling Resources
Free or paid membership. Free resources available. Very strong with regard to notebooking. Strongly Christian in outlook. USA.
- Great Homeschool Links For Special Learners
Extensive listing of annotated links for all sorts of products and information. USA.
- Homeschool Central
‘Has been around for many years helping homeschoolers of all types. Whether you are just beginning or you are a pro, we have information that will make your job easier’. US-based. Several sections will not be relevant, others will. USA.
- Homeschool Freebie of the Day
‘Free Resources for your Homeschool, every day !’ Some material may not be relevant in Australia. USA.
A collection of annotated links compiled by the Burlington County Library System. USA.
Being Canadian based means some sections will not be as relevant as others, but there is useful material. Canada.
- Homeschooling Today
4 main areas covered in this journal - considering homeschooling, getting started, continuing, beyond homeschooling. USA.
- Homeschool Journey
‘The History Portfolio Series encourages rigorous study and plenty of creativity while providing a compact and handsome way of keeping and storing a student’s own written projects and reports, colourful drawings, photographs, clippings, downloaded images, anything that can fit between the pages !’ USA.
- Let’s Homeschool
‘Free online resources and curriculum for homeschooling’. Information on homeschooling in a number of countries including Canada and New Zealand. Does not appear to have been updated for a while, but general information may still be useful.
- Life Learning
‘Discover how to employ self-directed, life-based learning in your own life and/or that of your child. This type of learning is sometimes known as Unschooling, Radical Unschooling, Unstructured Homeschooling or Natural Learning. All the issues of Life Learning are available to read for free in PDF’. Canada.
- Lynley’s Learning
Play-based Learning-to-Read. Resources and Tools. ‘Lynley’’s Learning is a play-based learning-to-read resource for Parents, Tutors, Educators, Carers, Community Organisers and Humanitarians’.
- Online Learning Haven
‘Provides a child friendly environment for learning just about anything and everything ! Ideal for homeschooling and vacation activities’.
Planners & Organisers
The majority are fee-based, though often not expensive. Many originate in the US. Be careful to ensure they suit your needs. Some are for particular operating systems - PC, Mac.
- Donna Young’s Free Homeschool Lesson Plan
Many forms for different purposes. Check “Index” area to see a larger listing or use separate sections available from the home page. USA.
- Edu-Track Home School [PC]
Extensive information provided on all aspects of its use. USA.
- Homeschool Planners and
‘There are a variety of homeschool planners and organisers available online, both free and for purchase. The organisers are in several formats’. There is also a Free Homeschool Planner and Organiser to download in sections in PDF format. USA.
- Homeschool Reporting Online
Fee-based but there is a Free Trial period available. USA.
- Homeschool Tracker
Basic edition is free but the other edition is not. Features, system requirements, more. USA.
Planning & Record Keeping
Annotated lists of programs, free and fee-based. USA.
- Free Preschool Printables for Your
‘Discover over 100 free preschool printables that you can use with your young learners. You’ ll find printables that teach beginning maths and literacy skills. There are holiday-themed preschool printables. And, you’ ll discover printables based on your favourite preschool picture books’. USA.
Annotated links for activities, advice and other online sources of information. USA.
- Homeschooling Preschool
‘The following pages contain videos, information and links to resources that will help you successfully teach your preschooler’. USA.
- Letter of the Week
Preschool Curriculum. A free online curriculum that begins with Preschool and extends way beyond. Strongly Christian in outlook. USA.
- Ultimate List of
Free Preschool Curriculum Resources
‘Just think, you don’t have to do the work and planning for preschool - all these generous people have already done it all for you’. USA.
- Tip Tuesday : How to Homeschool Your Preschooler
‘For today ’s Tip Tuesday I’ m sharing my tips on what to teach when homeschooling your preschoolers ! In this video I share quite a few ideas’. USA.
- Quiz Hub
Information in school levels and sections such as quiz, spelling, words. A good addition. USA.
‘Online spelling program that makes practising for spelling tests fun. Over 30 000 words, including plurals, contractions, past and future tenses’. Free and fee-based memberships. They also have an app available for multiple systems. USA.
‘Primarily designed for first grade, Starfall is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade. Perfect for home schooling’. Large group of free resources. Starts with the alphabet and expands from there. USA
- The Home School Mom
Bringing You the Best Free Homeschool Resources. Offers information for those new to homeschooling, newsletters, a school room, teachers’ lounge, even help in the kitchen for busy homeschoolers who still have to cook. USA.
- Tips for Homeschooling Maths
‘Home-school maths can involve many different opportunities for learning. Playing maths games and talking about maths concepts during everyday activities are just two examples of ways to help elementary and middle-school students develop strong maths skills ’. Canada.
- Web Page Sites for Montessori Students