Teen group – term 4 2016

To help us all plan our term better we have set all the dates for next term. 
This term we have planned for the teens to meet up every week if they wish to. We will be alternating between Monday daytime and Wednesday night. 
Night time activities will all be at the Lawson Youth College

OCTOBER 12 – Evening
Tie dyeing and hangout 
OCTOBER 19/20/21 
Camp at Ingar camp ground
OCTOBER 26 – Evening
Board games and hangout
OCTOBER 31 – Day
Movies or lunch and hangout tba
NOVEMBER 9 – Evening
Movies or Lunch and hangout tba 
NOVEMBER 23 – Evening 
Movie night and hangout
Swimming at Yarramundi
DECEMBER 7 – Evening
PUZZLE ROOM end of year treat 🙂


If you would like further details, please get in touch with Sara,   dave-sara@bigpond.com

Dubbo Area Home-based Learners Homeschool/Unschool Camp – 26th – 30th May 2015.

Dubbo Area Home-based Learners Homeschool/Unschool Camp – 26th – 30th May 2015.
Lake Burrendong is located 20kms east of Wellington which is 5-6 hours drive from Sydney.
It is a very large dam/lake in a state forest that has camping facilities, cabin accommodation, kiosk, swimming pools and water slide. There are lots of hiking and 4WD trails, canoeing and kayaking with hire, swimming in the lake, a botanic garden and arboretum is just up the road. Wellington itself has two limestone (?) caves with a small Japanese garden. Western Plains Zoo is an 40min-1hr drive north.
The camp would be geared more towards being unschooly/gentle parenting, but all would be most welcome. Everyone would be responsible for their children at all times, parents would have to be present at all times and Dubbo Area Homeschoolers will not be personally liable for any issues that may arise.
Bookings are made directly to Lake Burrendong State Park on 68467435.
They have:
7, 2 bed cabins – sleep 6 for $100pn
2, 3 bed cabins – sleep 7 w/ a trundle $130pn
1, 3 bed – sleeps 10 w/ double sofa bed $130
29 powered camping sites
child aged 6-17 $4 and adult $8
Unpowered $10
There is no group discount but you can mention that you are part of the homeschooling group.
Check out the page and let us know if you want to come along. smile emoticon

Science Club for home schoolers Term 4

A message from The Crazy Scientist
We have just added a Science Club event booking on our website for Wednesday afternoon Science Club 4.30-5.30pm Term 4 in Lawson. Only 15 places and booking will only occur for the next 3 weeks.

Information and Software Technology (IST) Classes

Sydney Montessori School (SMS) invites students in Years 7 – 10 to a series of workshops on the computing component of the TAS syllabus.

The students will learn about digital media, data compression and manipulation, animation and rendering. As a final project, students will work on a personal digital media project. This could be a short video, a pamphlet, a complex PowerPoint presentation or something else the student is interested in.

The classes are every Wednesday from 8.50am – 11.40am, including a 20 minute morning tea break. Cost is $25 per class. 10 places only available.

SMS is a co-educational, non-denominational school for children 0 -16. It is conveniently located 5 minutes walk from Gymea Railway Station. SMS adheres to the Montessori teaching philosophy of child-centred learning. Consistent with Montessori education for younger children, students work at their own pace and to the best of their ability with the support of their teacher, free from judgment.

We are fully registered and accredited by the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES).

All equipment is provided (both PC laptops and Macs). Students need bring only a notepad and pen, plus a snack for morning tea.

Further enquiries or to register: Bec Talty tele 9526 3000