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June 2016

Semester 1 Reports just around the Corner!

  • Deadline for Semester 1 test results to appear on report is midnight, Sunday July 3.
  • Families who send several months' results on the due date may have their reports delayed.
  • Families who are not up to date with fees may not receive reports.
  • Reports will be emailed for you to print, on or before July 13.
  • Make sure you check the reports against your Supervisor Progress Cards and let us know immediately if there are any discrepancies.
  • Personal and Social parent report blanks* are available on our website: http://australiahomeschooling.com.au/index.php/downloads
*For parents who wish to have a personal report to accompany the semester reports (score summary) that we send. Students and parents both fill in this report. We recommend that the child first self-assess in the areas indicated. The supervising parent may then assess the child, and discuss with them how they compare.

Pathway Registrations

All students aiming for a Year 10 and/or year 12 Certificate are required to have their pathways registered with SCEE before commencing their credits.

This is a new requirement and will make sure that students are not caught short of valid credits when applying for a certificate. SouthEast Home Education is able to help with pathways, and our job has always been to make sure that all certificate requirements are met. If we have given your child a certificate pathway, you can be confident, knowing that it will be approved even under the updated certificate requirements.

If we have not contacted you in the last month about your child's certificate pathway, and your child has already started on his or her credits, contact us and we will work with you to make sure it can and will be registered.

Be assured that no SouthEast Home Education student will be disadvantaged by the new requirements or the registration process; however, it is important that we formalise pathways in the near future.

Hints and tips: Why use pencil?

Put your hand up if you've ever made a mistake. (That's okay... You can be honest. We can't see your hand anyway.)
Have you ever used auto correct, or the backspace or delete key?

That's why A.C.E. recommends using pencil rather than pen, as you will have learned from your Parent Training.

Of course, scoring uses a red pen, so that the existence of errors and that they have been corrected are indelibly indicated, but the actual work is a neat(ish) record of correct information. Even a small change made to words written in pen will involve unsightly scribbles and scrawls. Is this the quality of work you want to encourage? Students are encouraged not to cross out errors, but to remove (erase) errors and replace them with a pure record.

Think of it as a picture of the New Covenant that God gave us through His son, Jesus Christ. The Old Testament prophet, Jeremiah, says this about the New Covenant: "I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more." It's not that we don't sin, or have never sinned, because of course we are imperfect. It's that God has overcome sin, and paid the price that we owed.
He doesn't just cross it out: He erases it completely. He remembers it no more. What is left is a perfect record that allows us access to Heaven!

I received my "pen license" a long time ago, and proudly invoked the right to use it; however, it wasn't until I matured enough to know I am fallible and sometimes need to make correction that I recognised the Power of the Pencil... and a good eraser!


As of July 1st, we ask that families use the SCEE Webstore to order materials.
If you don't have a login for the Webstore yet (this is different to your login for our website), go to this page.

If you need assistance with preparing your order, feel free to ask us. The Webstore is nearly as easy to use as emailing your order through us, once you have used it.

See our Parent Training videos "Stock Management" and "Ordering from the SCEE Webstore".

Sending PACE Tests to SEHE - New Certificate Requirement

Starting from July 1st, 2016, as you know, SCEE is changing its Year 10 and Year 12 Certificate Requirements.

One change, to ensure quality control of work done by students seeking SCEE/A.C.E. certificates, is that all PACE tests used in the Certificate pathway are to be submitted to SCEE. We will then be able to vouch for the work done by the student.

This requirement is for all schools and homeschool providers, who register and monitor the students' pathways.

  • This requirement is only for PACEs that are used in the student's certificate pathway (credits). Other tests do not need to be sent.
  • This requirement is only for PACEs completed after July 1st. If your child has already started their certificate credits, you don't have to send old tests in, but you are welcome to include them if you like;
Please post credit level tests to us at least once per term;
Please send all level results online at least once per month.

The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience

The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience is a travelling exhibition that tells the story of Australia’s involvement in the First World War, and the ensuing Century of Service of Australia's armed forces in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australia has been involved. 

The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience follows a chronological timeline spanning the period from pre-First World War Australia to the present day, using a mix of visuals, artefacts, audio and film to engage visitors. 

An important feature of the experience will be the curated ‘local stories’ zone. These zones will be created with the local communities and will contribute a legacy for each region. The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience is the flagship community event of the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary national programme. Find out more about the Anzac Centenary national programme. 


The exhibition will travel to major cities and regional hubs across Australia, giving a large proportion of the population a chance to engage in the story, contribute to the journey and take something away from the experience.


Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience Itinerary
Brisbane    Jun 2016
Mackay    Jul 2016
Cairns    Aug 2016
Townsville    Sep 2016
Darwin    Oct 2016
Port Augusta    Nov 2016
Perth    Nov – Dec 2016
Bunbury    Jan 2017
Kalgoorlie    Jan – Feb 2017
Geelong    Feb 2017
Orange    Mar 2017
Newcastle    Mar 2017
Sydney    Apr 2017

Entry to the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience is free. To ensure visitors can enjoy the experience, a pre-booked ticketing system will be used.

Travelling through the experience will take most visitors between 45-60 minutes. 


Essay Writing Competition

This is a good way to broaden students' learning.

From the website: "The National History Challenge is a research-based competition for students. It gives students a chance to be an historian, researching world history, examining Australia’s past, investigating their community or exploring their own roots. It emphasises and rewards quality research, the use of community resources and effective presentation."

To find out more, visit the National History Challenge website.
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