Open homeschool day in Nimbin
3 October 12
A well-publicised Homeschoolers Open Day is an excellent opportunity for interested parents to meet a variety of homeschooling families and ask questions about how homeschooling works and what it can look like. Today we travelled south to Nimbin to support the local homeschooling network who got together at the Bush Theatre to promote homeschooling.
When we arrived, I didn’t know anyone. There were a number of fathers on hand as well as the ubiquitous homeschooling mothers, and serious discussions were being held around one picnic table. Another group of women were sitting on mats nearby, weaving and chatting as their hands fashioned beautiful objects.
After scouting the area, the girls wanted to play in the creek, but the steep bank prevented them from accessing the water. This didn’t stop Brioni, however, who played in the bushes for quite a while.
I’m really interested in continuing to promote homeschooling through open days. Drawing veterans and interested newcomers together into one space means that the information can be shared through relationships and testimonies. Parents can meet other parents, kids can play together and all this happens without enterprises trying to sell their wares.
I think that Brisbane (and every other town, for that matter!) would really benefit from a non-commercial Open Homeschool Day, and if someone is interested in making one happen, I’d love to help! Let me know.