Welcome to the public website for Christian Home Education Canberra (CHEC).
Our group is an ecclectic mix of people, who are spread across the length and breadth of the city and out into adjoining townships and regional areas. Our members employ a wide variety of approaches to home education, with each family encouraged to meet the needs of their individual children as is suitable in their unique situation. While reflecting considerable diversity of expressions of the Christian faith, we support and encourage one another whole-and-open-heartedly, doing our best to reflect the love of Christ to each other. We are all volunteers, who contribute to the function and activities of the group.
If you are interested in knowing more about home education in general, or becoming a member of CHEC, please Contact Us.
This site has been established as a means of communicating with people who are interested in home educating in the ACT and surrounds.
YES, it’s legal. There are legalities to be aware of, though, so do email the Liaison Unit - Home Education of ACT Education and Training Directorate, DET.NGSO@act.gov.au, or 02 6205 9299 to enquire and make sure you know current facts.
NO, it doesn’t have to look like school. Home educators use a variety of approaches, according to what will best suit their own child or children. Some methods are structured and look a bit like school, and some are quite unstructured and look very little like school education.
YES, there are plenty of people home educating in the ACT and surrounding district. Each family does this in a way that is appropriate for their child.
YES, there is a great support network for you to be part of.