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1. Home Schooling Information Session

2. Purpose of the information session provide information about raising the school leaving age outline the implications for home schooling registration listen to your comments and answer questions

3. Raising the school leaving age May 2009 the NSW Parliament passed new legislation: Education Amendment Act 2009 the legislation amended the Education Act 1990 to raise the school leaving age

4. Changes to the leaving age the ‘compulsory school age’ has been amended a child is of ‘compulsory school-age’ if the child is of or above the age of 6 years and below the minimum school leaving age For the purposes of the Act, a child is of compulsory school-age if the child is of or above the age of 6 years and below the minimum school leaving age (2) The minimum school leaving age is: (a) the age at which the child completes Year 10 of secondary education, or (b) the age of 17 years, whichever first occurs (3) A child who completes Year 10 of secondary education but who is below the age of 17 years is of compulsory school-age unless the child participates on a full-time basis in: (a) approved education or training, or (b) if the child is of or above the age of 15 years-paid work or a combination of approved education or training and paid work For the purposes of the Act, a child is of compulsory school-age if the child is of or above the age of 6 years and below the minimum school leaving age (2) The minimum school leaving age is: (a) the age at which the child completes Year 10 of secondary education, or (b) the age of 17 years, whichever first occurs (3) A child who completes Year 10 of secondary education but who is below the age of 17 years is of compulsory school-age unless the child participates on a full-time basis in: (a) approved education or training, or (b) if the child is of or above the age of 15 years-paid work or a combination of approved education or training and paid work

5. Minimum school leaving age (a) the age at which the child completes Year 10 of secondary education Children who complete Year 10 and have not reached 17 years of age must continue with their schooling unless they: participate on a full-time basis in approved education or training or are of or above the age of 15 years, in paid work or a combination of approved education or training and paid work Or (b) the age of 17 years, whichever first occurs Approved education includes being enrolled in a government or non-government school, or being registered for home schooling Note: participation on a full-time basis in paid work is on average 25 hours per week participation on a full-time basis in full-time study is on average 25 hours per week Approved education includes being enrolled in a government or non-government school, or being registered for home schooling Note: participation on a full-time basis in paid work is on average 25 hours per week participation on a full-time basis in full-time study is on average 25 hours per week

6. Completion of Year 10 is: (a) the completion of Year 10 of secondary education in NSW whether by school education or home schooling, or (b) the completion of a course provided by the TAFE Commission that is approved by the Minister as the equivalent of Year 10 of secondary education in NSW, or (c) the completion, outside of this State, of the equivalent of Year 10 of secondary education in NSW, or (d) the completion of education in any special circumstances approved by the Minister

7. Implications for home schooling registration

8. Recording Year/s of schooling certificates of registration for home schooling will record a Year or Years of schooling example, a certificate might indicate that registration is for Years 9 and 10 from the beginning of 2010, whenever the registration for your child is renewed a Year or Years will be recorded on your next certificate

9. Determining Year/s of schooling discussions with an Authorised Person is part of the process for determining the Year/s of schooling the Year/s of schooling recorded on the registration certificate will be based on: the curriculum being taught and the period of registration recommended by the Authorised Person For some children, for example, children with different learning needs, the curriculum taught may be in advance of, or delayed, in comparison to children of a similar age who are attending school

10. Home schooling registration for Years beyond Year 10

11. Curriculum for home schooling beyond Year 10 the curriculum beyond Year 10 is to be based on NSW Board of Studies Stage 6 courses of study and taught in accordance with the relevant Stage 6 syllabus syllabuses are available on the Board’s website at <http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/>

12. Programs for the teaching of each course describing how you will provide: the prescribed number of hours the mandatory syllabus requirements to be covered the syllabus outcomes and content to be covered teaching/learning activities resources assessment

13. Assessment of applications for home schooling registration beyond Year 10 At a home schooling visit an Authorised Person will: discuss your plans including: - the subjects you are proposing for study - your approach to providing time - a plan for teaching - resources - records of learning progress assess the capacity of the applicant/ provider to plan and deliver the courses

14. Home schooling registration up to the age of 17 years

15. Continuing home schooling following the completion of Year 10 children who have completed Year 10 may continue to be home schooled up to the age of 17 years of age For some applicants, the registration would be for learning beyond Year 10, for others it may be for learning for Years 7 to 10

16. If my child turns 15 in 2009 and has not completed Year 10, can he/she be registered? Yes, children may be registered for home schooling up to the age of 17 years

17. Will my home schooled child above the age of 15 need to be registered for study beyond Year 10? No, many 15 year old children will be part- way through studying a program based on the curriculum for Years 7 to 10 These children may continue to be registered whilst completing this study up to age 17 years of age

18. Can my child who has been home schooled seek enrolment in a school? Yes, home schooled children may seek enrolment in a government school, a non-government school or a college of TAFE Decisions about enrolment are at the discretion of the school where enrolment is being sought

19. What decisions do I need to make now if my child turns 15 before the end of 2009? If your child turns 15 before the end of 2009 you may decide that your child will: end home schooling at that time renew home schooling registration enrol in a school or a training program seek employment

20. What decisions do I need to make now if my child turns 15 in 2010? If your child turns 15 in 2010 you will be sent a renewal of registration notice You may decide that your child will: apply to renew home schooling (up to the age of 17 years) enrol in a school or participate in approved education training program participate in full time paid work participate in a combination of paid work and approved training

21. Accessing information http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ Home Education Unit Email: [email protected]

22. Any questions?

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