WA Natural Learning Network

Welcome to the Western Australian Natural Learning Network!

We are a free community providing support and information for the unschooling/natural learning subset of Western Australian homeschoolers (and anyone else interested). Here parents and kids can chat and organise events and meetups to connect and learn.

Want to join in? Please be sure to check out our privacy statement and terms of service.

If you have recently registered, please post an introduction in the Welcome Mat forum so we can get to know you (and so the admin realises you're a real person). Please be aware that the Welcome Mat is publically viewable so be careful what you post :)


Hi there, I have been homeschooling for 17+ years in Geraldton. We'll be doing it for many years to come, as our youngest is only 15 months old :) I'm happy to meet anyone new to town or homeschooling. While there are a lot of us here, there are no organized, regular meet ups, just small personal groups. 

Homeschooling 14 Year Old

 Hi There,

I'm new to homeschooling and would love to hear from other parents of teenage boys who live north of the river.

I look forward to hopefully meeting some of you :)

How equal are home schoolers compared to regular high school graduate

 Hi, can anyone guide us as to whether home schooling programs would be acceptable to enter Medicine? Do we have to attend a local school at all? Do we have to do NAPLAN/HSC/Year 12 final exam? Would it be equal with ATAR?

Thanks in advance guys.


education dept dilema

 hi,can anyone advise me on what i can do.my 13 year old daughter is regisrered for home schooling,she is extremly inteligent and finds the curriculum set by the ed dept unstimulating.we are at a point in which our moderator is dissapointed in my daughters progress and is starting to apply pressure and threats of deregistration.unlike the dept i am not concerned with her progress in fact i feel very posative about her future,my understanding is that if deregistered the dept will intervene in a variaty of ways that i can only see as having a negative affect on my daughter and the family

Bunbury Groups and activities

Good morning everyone :-) My name is Christine and I have a wonderful 11 year old son named Jacob that I have just started homeschooling. We are very new to this and currently live in Collie where there are no groups or activities being run for hbl families. So I've stumbled across this site and am hoping to get connected in someway with a group or pointed in the right direction so any info that your able to give would be greatly appreciated :-) Chrissy

Capel Early Years

 Hello from Capel. My son (6 years) and I would like to meet similar aged children and parents nearby. We have been unschooling for almost 6 months and though much happier in being home, lacking in social interaction.Happy to travel to Bunbury, Busselton or Donnybrook for play :-)

Looking For Homeschool Groups In The Geraldton Area?

 Hi everyone. I'm Kate! I'm new here, have recently moved from VIC to WA and am looking for like minded support groups in Geraldton. I have 3 kids (12, 4, 2) and I am researching as much as I can on alternative / natural / home & unschooling. 

My DS12 is currently in public school and I want to make sure I can be the best teacher, before I go and tear him out of school.

Hopefully I can get help and advice from people here.

Look forward to hearing from you!

In Mt Pleasant

Hello We have two boys, currently enrolled in school in years 1 and 4 (ages five and nine). I'm very seriously considering homeschooling our nine year old- possibly our five year old, too- from term 4 of this year. I wanted to put feelers out to anyone in our area- I'd love to be able to chat with someone who is currently homeschooling! (Our five year old was previously in Steiner school; and it's a curriculum that interests me... As does natural learning.) Zoe

homeschool catch ups

 hi i have been homeschooling my 3 boys ages 4 7 and 11 for about 6 months now and would love to meet up with likeminded people as we do not no many other homeschollers we go for a more relaxed natural learning approach we live in the rockingham area

Mount Pleasant

  Hello, I am homeschooling my 7 year old daughter. We are in Mount Pleasant and would be interested in any get togethers around our area. It would be nice to make some friends for the odd play! Amanda