Books about War

Our family loves reading history and learning it. The famous quote, usually attributed to writer and philosopher George Santayana, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”, I believe is very significant. Continue Reading →

Inspirational Movies to watch as a Family

When our children were younger, we watched ‘Pay it Forward’ as a family. My memory of the film was that it had a great principle that I wanted to introduce Continue Reading →

Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

One of Winston Churchill’s famous quotes is: “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Thus, I am now incorporating history into my children’s education in Continue Reading →

Latest family update

The week before Christmas last December was when I did our latest fortnightly update which included stuff that was going on in our household ie how we are living out Continue Reading →

Brief Overview of Competitions for Australian students

Two of the main criticisms aimed at homeschoolers, apart from the socialisation issue, are that of not having done many exams and thus being unfamiliar with how to approach exams, Continue Reading →

Fortnightly Update 9th November 2014

This past fortnight there has seemed like nothing huge has happened but so many small things have taken place. Life is a bit hectic at the moment as the end Continue Reading →

Learning about History

Recently Princess (11) took part in the Australian History Challenge for year 8 students in Australia. The History Teacher’s Association run 2 competitions every year, one for year 8’s and Continue Reading →