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.

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would luv to get together we r in joondalup area perth wa

 Hi I've been homeschooling unschooling my 7 year old daughter olivia for two years we have been traveling around oz in our motorhome bus and we are now caretaking untill Dec in mariginiup near joondalup Perth we would luv to get to know some other like minded homeschoolers please message me if u r interested kind regards kate

Hi from Baldivis

 Hi! I'm Kali - mum to Alexandra who's almost 3. We're exploring the world of home schooling and would love to meet some like-minded people!


 Hi, thinking about homeschooling my two girls (they are still little, 3 and  18mth), we live between the hills and northam and just wondering what the homeschool community is like out my way and if there is one!! am slightly overwhelmed by the mainstream kindy starting at 3.5yr and prep the next year, it just seems so young! have been thinking about h/s and starting to do some reading ...and there is lots to read! i like the steiner approach for the early years and would love any info and comments :-)

Hello I am a part of a homeschool group that meets on Thursdays

Just wondering if any of you are a part of an organized group that meets on a regular basis. Where is it and what is it like and is it meeting your home- school needs. I have home- school my two children and two I sent to a private school. How has your meeting gone with your moderator. What good suggestions to you have in making those meetings meaningful? Cheers, Constance


 I am a trained and experienced early childhood teacher.  I am wanting to homeschool my 2 boys (eldest kindy next year) and love the idea of natural learning and unschooling, but am really struggling with how it works.  How do you program in a way that is accepted by moderator?  How do you cover the whole curriculum?  What if your child never wants to do something that he really needs to do (eg. learning to write, times tables, .....)?  Are there any things you MAKE your child do?  Do you have any structured lessons?

Moving To Busselton


I'm moving to Busselton and would love to connect with some homeschoolers in the area. 

Any contacts will be very much appreciated as we will be new to this area and have no network at all.

Thanks in advance

Robbie, Jed and Deni


New to all this

Hi we are new to homeschooling, planning on starting in the new year. We have given up on the school system after asking for assistance and a little bit of common sense for my eldest (now9) they've had five years and I've used up all my energy on them. We currently live in dowerin a wheat belt town, but are possibly either moving to York or we're going to hit the road and just travel oz (road school).

Make Your Own Story Book competition for WA children

 Hi all

I am contacting you through the forum to let you know about the Make Your Own Story Book competition that is run by the Children's Book Council of WA. The competition invites Western Australian students/children from year level pre primary to Year 8 to write a story and make it into a (hardcopy) story book or picture book. Home schooled children are eligible and have won prizes in the past! Children who attend school can enter through the school (as part of a class project) or as an individual.



We've just moved from Toowoomba Qld to Mandurah and am hoping to meet up with some other homeschoolers in the area. Would epesially love to meet up with some natural/un homeschooler to learn more about how to do it and still keep up educationally with australian curriculum. My children are aged dd11, ds10, ds 8, dd 7, ds2



homeschoolers in karratha?

 Hi there,

I'm wondering if there are any families here who are based in or near Karratha? I'm considering homeschooling my eldest next year and would love the support, and/or to find a friend near his age (8)...