Homeschooling

Coach House is a one-stop shop for Homeschooling families.

MINI SCHOOL Coach House Mini School provides Home Schooling students with a traditional classroom experience over a shortened school day each week, from 11am until 2pm. Students receive clear, step-by-step teaching of content and techniques, with a focus on developing sound skills in English and Maths. Learning activities started in the classroom can be completed by students at home with minimal supervision to meet NESA’s home educational requirements.

In 2021, we are offering the following Mini School days.

MONDAYS—11am-2pm  Science and HSIE (History and Geography) Fee $88 (for a three-hour session with two specialist tutors)

TUESDAYS—11am-2pm  English and Mathematics Fee $88 (for a three-hour session with two specialist tutors)

Group sizes are capped at eight students to ensure that each person receives as much teacher attention as they need.

Mini School: helping families meet NESA requirements NESA requires an educational program to cover at least six Key Learning Areas. These include four compulsory KLAs and at least two electives. The compulsory subjects are English, Mathematics, Science and HSIE (History and Geography). 

Elective subjects not covered by Mini School are Creative Arts (Visual Arts), Technology (Design & Technology), Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) and Languages. These elective subjects are simple to pursue at home without the help of professional educators.

Australian Curriculum Alignment

Our learning program aligns with the Australian Curriculum learning areas of Stages 4 and 5 English, Mathematics, Human Society and its Environment (History and Geography) and Science. The program is suitable for students aged 11 – 16. Parents can present any student work generated throughout the program at their NESA inspection.

Tuition in all subjects – K to 10 – and HSC English, Maths and Ancient History We make provisions for local Homeschooling students to attend sessions during school hours. Sessions can be booked consecutively to cover both English and Maths in two hours. Our students receive clear, step-by-step teaching of content and techniques, with a focus on developing sound writing skills and sharper comprehension. This teaching is reinforced and extended with work at home. Learning activities started at Coach House can be completed by students at home with minimal supervision.

Homeschool Programs We write Homeschooling programs for families. We also provide practical advice on learning pathways for completion of the HSC and tertiary studies.

Australian Curriculum Alignment
Our learning programs align with the Australian Curriculum learning areas of Stages 1 to 5 English, Mathematics, Human Society and its Environment (History and Geography), Science, Creative Arts and Technology. Our programs are fully aligned with NESA’s state curriculum requirements and are tailored specifically to your child’s needs, existing skills and abilities.

Fully registrable with NESA (National Education Standards Authority) Our Homeschooling expert teacher provides everything families need to obtain their official registration with NESA. From Australian Curriculum and NESA-compliant programs and learning resources to weekly timetables and assessment plans – Coach House has you covered. Homeschooling families can submit our learning programs to support their application for NESA registration and can present any student work generated throughout the program at their NESA inspection.

NESA requires an educational program to cover at least SIX Key Learning Areas. These include four compulsory Key Learning Areas (KLAs):
English
Mathematics
Science
HSIE
(Human Society and its Environment – including History and Geography).

In addition, two electives from two different Key Learning Areas must also be undertaken.
Creative Arts (Visual Arts, Photographic and Digital Media and Visual Design)
Technology (Design and Technology)
PDHPE (Personal Development, Health and Physical Education)
Languages

The image below summarises our Homeschoolers’ exploits in Term 3, 2020.

Tuition fees Our tuition fees represent excellent value for money at $66 per hour session.

Homeschool program fees Our individually tailored, NESA-registrable programs cost $385 for a half-year and $660 for a full year, including GST. Textbooks are available for purchase (new and used). Coach House will also buy back textbooks in certain circumstances.

Child protection measures All our staff have Working with Children clearance, according to New South Wales government legislation. Please ask if you’d like to see our documentation or check it online.

Attendance and behavioural standards According to our contract, we expect that an enrolled child will attend each week throughout the term. In the event of an absence, we may offer opportunities for catch-up lessons at our discretion. Coach House reserves the right to deny access to individuals who infringe upon the rights and freedoms of others through defiance, bad language, aggressive behaviour, interference with property, bullying or harassment. Families can be assured that their children will be protected from bullying and harassment at Coach House.

Books and resources Some recommended resources and student workbooks are provided free of charge. Students will be provided with materials to work on at home to fulfil Australian Curriculum requirements. Certain textbooks are available for purchase and/or loan.

Getting started If Coach House seems a good fit for your family’s educational goals, please contact us and we’ll arrange a meeting. Each student is assessed upon enrolment and provided with an individually tailored learning program across the key learning areas. Our enrolment form helps us collect the information we need to get started.

Current openings We currently have space at Mini School for Homeschoolers on Mondays and Tuesdays – 11:00am to 2:00pm.

To contact Coach House for bookings or enquiries, call 0437 155 338 9am to 9pm seven days a week. To visit, call in at 22 Lake Street, Laurieton, or email us at allychumley@msn.com.

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