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Submit your assignment on time – in 10 easy steps!

Each term some students struggle with submitting their assignments on time. There’s so much to consider – planning, time management and seemingly never-ending research and reading! But with a lot of planning and the same amount of effort, your teenager can ensure that they submit their assignments on time by following these 10 easy steps: …

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5 Reasons Why Homeschooling is on the Rise

Homeschooling has been on the rise in recent years for several reasons. While the specific motivations for homeschooling can vary from family to family, here are five common factors contributing to its increasing popularity: Customised education: Homeschooling allows parents to tailor their child’s education to their individual needs and learning styles. This customisation can lead …

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Five Reasons Why Kids Should Still Study Shakespeare (Even if Only a Little!)

This morning, I received a book that I ordered online, ‘Tales from Shakespeare’ by Charles and Mary Lamb. Written by brother and sister and originally published in 1807, it is a retelling of some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays in language and form accessible to young readers. As Charles and Mary wrote in the Preface, …

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Small Group vs One-to-One Classes Online – Which is Better?

Small group classes and one-to-one classes both have their advantages and disadvantages depending on the specific context and learning goals. One-to-One Classes for Online Learning One-to-one classes are typically tailored to the individual needs of the learner and can be highly personalized. For example, at Voyager School we offer ‘assignment planning help‘ classes at AUD$50 …

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The Top 5 Benefits of Online Learning

1. It’s flexible for different learning styles and life situations – study what you want, when you want. 2. It’s inexpensive: Most online schools, including Voyager School, offer low-cost alternatives to a physical school. You don’t have to enroll in every subject – some students just want to do Maths or History – which keeps …

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How Much Does Tutoring Really Cost in Australia?

Your child is struggling at school and you’ve decided to find them a tutor. But where do you start? How much does it cost? Do you have to choose face-to-face lessons or can you get tutoring help online? If you’re a parent or carer struggling with these questions, hopefully this article will help. Because in …

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3 Reasons Why Teenagers Should Study History

History is my favourite subject – there, I said it. Everywhere you look at the moment, there’s something in the news that relates to history. We can’t escape it – it’s in every world event lately – splashed all over the internet and social media. Take the war in Ukraine, for example. If you had …

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Access FREE (or almost free!) Virtual Excursions for Students, Parents and Teachers – UPDATE

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as we all know, has heightened the demand for online learning, but this doesn’t usually extend to excursions. Traditionally, if your child is enrolled at a physical school, excursions would be delivered by their school, but homeschool students have limited access to authentic excursions, whether they are face-to-face or virtual. Until …

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The Teacher Crisis Affecting Australian Regional Schools – What is the Solution?

I was talking to a family member last week, who lives in a small town in north-western Queensland, about 12 hours drive from the capital, Brisbane. She was telling me about the inability of their small P-10 school to attract and retain a Maths teacher. This surprised me – mainly because, in Australia, we have …

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Homeschool Parents – Here are 45 Geography General Knowledge Questions you can Quiz your Kids On!

In my previous post, I touched on the importance of teaching your children to be better global citizens. Knowing their world is an important part of this process, so to that end, I have provided a great Geography Quiz for you to try at home. It’s an improved and corrected version from one provided by …

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The Benefits of Reading for Teenagers

Reading has numerous benefits for teenagers. It can improve their vocabulary and language skills, enhance their communication abilities, and broaden their knowledge and understanding of the world. Reading also has the potential to improve focus and concentration, as well as reduce stress and promote relaxation. Additionally, reading can be a fun and enjoyable activity that …

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20 Fun Things Parents Can Do for Their Kids Learning at Home

I use various websites for some great learning resources in my lessons and for extra homework or study activities. One of these is ‘Teach It’. Whilst looking for some fun worksheets for homework activities, I stumbled across this great PDF – ’20 Ideas for Parents for When Schools Close Due to COVID’. While COVID lockdowns …

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