- Mt Piper Power Station and Energy Expo, Lithgow
- Primary Proms: The Four Seasons, Sydney Opera House
- Space: It’s Outta This World (Powerhouse Museum & IMAX)
- Tobruk Sheep Station
- Backstage tour of the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith
- Dinosaurs (Australian Museum & IMAX)
- The Jungle, the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens
- Calmsley Hill City Farm (in conjunction with Penrith Home Education Group)
- Road Trip: Camping trip to Western Plains Zoo and Royal Flying Doctors Service, Dubbo
- NPWS Discover Ranger guided walk, Blackheath
- Sailability, Penrith Lakes
- Christmas Carols at Jenolan Caves
“What children need is not new and better curricula but access to more and more of the real world; plenty of time and space to think over their experiences, and to use fantasy and play to make meaning out of them; and advice, road maps, guidebooks, to make it easier for them to get where they want to go (not where we think they ought to go), and to find out what they want to find out.” – John Holt
We are a secular group of families with children living and learning naturally in the Blue Mountains. We believe in home-based, non-institutionalised and non-coercive education. We meet socially for spontaneous get togethers. Join our yahoo group here: http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/BM-NaturalLearners/
Second Fridays of the month at Lawson. Mass and meet up in a park.
The Blue Mountains Teen Homeschool Group was established in 2010 with the aim of creating a community for teenagers homeschooling in the Blue Mountains and for their families. We work with facilitators to provide classes and workshops specially designed for the interests and abilities of teenagers and endeavour to create a social circle that enhances the homeschool experience for everyone.
The BM Teen Homeschool Group seeks to increase awareness of home education and promote a favourable climate in the wider community through collaboration with other community initiatives and volunteer work.
We are a group of home educating families from in and around the Penrith area with children ranging in age from 18months to 13years.
We are a diverse group of people with varied teaching & learning methods, backgrounds & religions but we share the common belief that we are affording our children the best education possible by choosing to home educate.
The aim of Riv Kids is for home schooled children to have the opportunity to play freely and form friendships with children who they meet on a regular basis, as well as for the mums (or dads) to get to know each other and offer support and encouragement in our home-schooling journeys. Riv Kids meets weekly on Friday mornings at Mt Riverview.
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Living Learning is a resource for Blue Mountains Homeschoolers. Living Learning aims to create a dynamic sharing space for fun and exploration of diverse learning experiences. With a natural learning basis, Living Learning draws on the wisdom and skills of parents and facilitators from the wider community. Workshops are held in the Mid Mountains Community Centre in Lawson on Tuesday mornings. Mid Mountains Community Centre provides an all weather space, close to public transport, with a fenced outdoor play area, perfect for younger siblings. Living learning celebrates social connection, sharing the journey of living and learning.
For more information and current program on offer see:
For any enquiries contact Julie