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Welcome back!

Welcome back!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly two years without a single post here at the Patch! I’m both annoyed with myself and yet completely unsurprised by this.Posting was already coming to a grinding halt in 2017 when at the end of the year […]

Question Time

Question Time

Do you have a question that’s been bothering you for a while, but you haven’t had the time to ask it? Do you have a specific thing you want to know about doing home education but haven’t found it in my earlier ramblings? Or is […]

Charlotte joins the Patch

Charlotte joins the Patch

When I went to hang out our laundry early last week I was greeted by a large spider’s web.  This isn’t particularly unusual, with the exception of the size of the web and the fact that the spider was currently hanging around in the centre of […]

Cohorts are not the answer

Cohorts are not the answer

Of the many things that our government could be doing to improve the lot of kids in the education system, this ISN’T one of them. Yes, I have a bias. I could not envisage sending my 5 year old off to school when it was […]