Facts And Fun Stuff About Homeschooling

5 Amazing Facts About Home School

Over the years I have found out many interesting facts about homeschooling. Some funny, some mind blowing and some just simply crazy.

So what does Ryan Gosling and Whoopi Goldberg have in common ? Look for the answer below.

Fact # 1 (More than 20,000 children Home Schooled in Australia)

Prior to the Covid-19 Pandemic there were approximately 20,000 homeschooled children in Australia. This number does not include students enrolled in a Distance Education Program.

Record numbers of children are being homeschooled in Australia. In particular is Queensland where the growth rate has quadrupled in a 5 year period. !!! Wow! They are approximates and sourced.

This does not include distance education students or student doing emergency study due to Covid-19 Restrictions)

Qld – 2013 – 1100 students Qld – 2018- 3200 students

NSW -2013 – 3300 students NSW- 2018 – 4700 students

Vic – 2013 – 3500 students Vic – 2018 – 5300 students

Student hard at work on his words

Young Student hard at work

Fact # 2 (Parents Top Reasons for Homeschooling)

The predominant reasons for homeschooling include : Dissatisfaction with mainstream education, child with disability and religious beliefs

Fact #3 (Most Popular Question about Homeschooling)

The most popular Googled keywords for homeschooling is ” Do parents get paid to homeschool”

If you want to know the answer to this check out my previous blog to explain all about this question.

Related: Do parents get paid to homeschool their kids?

Home schooled Star Ryan Gosling

Fact # 4 (Most famous Home Schooled Children)

These kids grew up homeschooling for many different reasons. Now they are as famous as they are intelligent, beautiful and creative.

  • Albert Einstein
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Agatha Christie
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • Taylor Swift
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Dakota Fannin
  • Whoopi Goldberg

Fact #5 (How to make play dough – most searched question)

A common question Googled about homeschooling is ” How to make play dough”

Here is a simple recipe for Coffee Playdough ( Its good enough to eat..lol) if you needed to know.

  • 1 Cup of flour
  • 1/2 Cup of salt
  • 1/2 Cup of cold leftover black coffee ( for natural colour) if you want coloured just at Food Colouring a few drops to the mix.
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl,
  • Knead on a floured surface
  • Store in an airtight container. ( Its smell delicious, you may be tempted to eat it or the kids might)

Home made Play Dough

Enjoy the Play Dough !!….I hope you found some of these facts interesting. So did you find out what Ryan Gosling and Whoopi Goldberg have in Common? ANSWER : Both were predominately homeschooled for most of their schooling years.

Also this stuff may be helpful if you are ever in a situation to have to defend your position on choosing to homeschool your kids. You are now armed with some factual ammo to keep the Negative Nellys of the world scratching their heads and hopefully speechless.

With Love and Kindness

Ursula xo

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It is everything you need to get started.

Ursula Boston

About The Author

My name is Ursula Boston. I’ve been educating my daughters as a proud homeschool mum for nearly 20 years. Alongside managing our household and small business from home.

If you want to learn how to do this from someone who has actually done it. Twice! I will show you HOW.

More About Me

How To Homeschool E-Book Cover

How to Homeschool – The Good the Bad and the Ugly Realities of Doing it Successfully

This is the book I wrote my younger self about doing it successfully. Take it from some one who has been there.

It is everything I have learnt from my 18 years as a full time educator, mum and housewife.

It is everything you need to get started.

Ursula Boston

My name is Ursula

Hello and Welcome !

I’ve been educating my daughters as  a proud homeschool mum for nearly 20 years. I have also been married to a very patient man for 28 years and have combined all this with running our household as well as managing a small business from home.

Our oldest daughter is currently completing her PHD in Clinical Psychology and our youngest has entered her final senior years of High School. 

If you want to learn  how to do this from someone who has actually done it… Twice, I will show you HOW.

I do not claim to be an expert , nor am I a qualified teacher but I am qualified to share all my experiences. From our humble beginnings of teaching from the kitchen table through to the advancements of  digital learning on the laptop.

I will happily share with you tips and tricks that will guide and support you along this daunting yet equally amazing home school journey

No Pay… but plenty of Pride ! 

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