Notice must be given prior to beginning homeschooling. There is no requirement to meet a specific number of days or hours of instruction. There are no requirements to teach specific subjects or participate in assessments.
Prior to home educating, notice must be given to The Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture via the annual registration form they provide. Notice must include the child’s name and date of birth, family contact information, and if applicable, the last school the child attended.
The Home Education Regulations section 3 states: “A parent who provides a home education program to his or her child has a responsibility to ensure, to the best of his or her ability, that the child has an opportunity to acquire knowledge and develop skills that will prepare the child for life as an adult.”
None – testing is not provided or required by the Department of Education, Early learning and Culture for homeschooled students.
Students may attend one or more courses offered through a public school during the school year. To enroll for courses, the parent must inform the school of their intent to enroll the student by April 15th of the school year prior. (Section 4 Home Education Regulation)
The Minister may provide textbooks for use during educational program. The parent will be expected to pay a $50 deposit which is refundable upon return of the materials.