Homeschooling Supplies (Aust) was run by Frank and Valerie Marett for 20 years. Since Frank's death, on 6th June 2014, Valerie has continued to run the business with the help of her family. We are based in Melbourne Australia. We had six children and homeschooled for over twenty years. Our supplies are a collection of high quality, attractive, Australian books that are self-instructional, if used in the right order, and contain answers. We provide the core subjects of phonics, maths, english, spelling, society and environment (HSIE), and science. We also have a variety of art, craft, various electives and literacy for all levels. We carry a large range of books because children are not all the same and they need books individually chosen for them. We are experienced in helping both the bright child and the slow learner. We recommend that children are tested before using the material so that they can be placed at a point where they can succeed. To find these tests look under ?Curriculum Guide? then ?Tests.?
It is recommend that you test for the last year completed. Once your child has been tested we are available to assist you in selecting books that will suit your child's individual needs. Books costs approximately $300 per year for primary school and $350 per year for secondary school per child. The material on this website is the only Australian curriculum produced specifically for homeschooling, i.e., it has not been adapted from something that has been written for use in school or from another country. Our advice is free and we are able to offer a year ten certificate should you require it.
The easiest way to order is by going to the ?Curriculum Guide? and clicking on the grade required. It is strongly recommended that you test your child when ordering for the first time as the grades do not always line up with what is taught in school for the same grade number. The material we supply is of a high standard.
Test on the last year completed. The three subjects that need to be tested are maths, english and spelling or maths and language for years eight to ten. This is because these subjects are sequential, i.e., they build on previous knowledge. Subjects such as science, history, social studies and geography are more topic based and are selected according to the child's comprehension level.
For level one maths and English are tested with Test Your K-1 and Test Your English K-1. For level two maths and English are tested with Test Your and Test Your English 2. The two books cost $25.90 including postage and handling. Three books are used to test at level three, Test Your Maths 3, 4, 5 or-6, Test Your Spelling 3 & 4 or 5 & 6, and Test Your English 3.4, 5, 6 or 7 The cost is $40.85 including postage and handling.
Do not help your child during these tests or attempt to teach through them. If you do it defeats the purpose of the test. The tests have scores. The total scores show which books to use next. Feel free to contact us if you need help. For the higher levels the two subjects are covered in the one book in the Language/maths 8. The cost is $14.45 including postage and handling. These tests may be found listed under ?Curriculum Guide? then ?Tests.? To test your child if they are just learning to read or experiencing reading difficulties use the "Test your Reading and Phonics". A quick reading test may be had by clicking here but it is not as comprehensive as the previously mentioned test.
For grade eight two subjects are covered in the one book in the Language/maths series. The cost is $14.45 including postage and handling. These tests may be found listed in our catalogue under Tests Language/Maths
To test if your child is just learning to read or experiencing reading difficulties use the "Test your Reading and Phonics". A quick reading test may be download by clicking here .
Our website contains a large amount of information on starting homeschooling but if you can't find what you are looking for or have special needs feel free to contact us.