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In 1998 Beverley's sixteen year old son taught her the basics of HTML and how to build a web site using Microsoft Front Page and thus Homeschool Australia was born! In 2013 this merged with her other site Unschool Australia to become The Educating Parent. In 1998 Beverley quickly realised that the internet was the perfect place to publish her many articles, collected over a decade of writing about her families experiences with home education.
The Educating Parent, formerly Homeschool Australia and Unschool Australia, is an extensive collection of Beverley's articles and information about home education written over nearly two decades. In them she shares her experience and insights, always wanting to help other families demystify the process of education and make it easier for them to teach their children at home. During this time Beverley battled chronic illnesses that often led to feeling overwhelmed. Her approach to home education is down-to-earth, common sense, child and family friendly. Although Beverley began home educating with a 'school-at-home' approach health issues wrecked havoc with her tidy schedules and careful plans and the children, unattended and playing happily, seemed to learn just as much and effectively without being taught! Since 1989 Beverley has been exploring and writing about natural learning. Unschool Australia collects together her writing on this efficient and effective approach to education!
Every so often Beverley posts on her Homeschool Australia blog, usually in response to a home education or educational topic in the media: read Beverley's blog at
Since 1997,when Beverley self-published her first book, Getting Started with Homeschooling Practical Considerations, she has been writing and selling books designed to help families build confidence as home educators. They are available from her daughter, now a stay-at-home mum, through Always Learning Books.
Beverley was always going to be an author - this was one of her earliest ambitions. At the age of 39 she began writing her first fictional story, a science fiction tale set in the not so distant future, an action packed tale of intrigue and conspiracy. Published by Greater Glider in 2002, The Chimaera Conspiracy remains Beverley's only published book, but it definitely isn't the only fictional story she's written. In the years to come she hopes to entice publishers to produce some of her other finished manuscripts!
Since 1988, when Beverley and Robin moved their family to the Southern Fleurieu Pensinula from the Adelaide Hills and purchased four and a half acres over looking the picturesque Bungala Valley, they have been thinking and working permaculturally. Bungala Ridge Permaculture Gardens offers an insight into the other great passion in Beverley's life.
Jacqui's evocative poetry about life, love, living and letting go... Beverley's sister Jacqui was an inspiration to all who knew her.
A small web site celebrating the Paine family's trip to Ceduna in 2002 to witness the amazing Total Solar Eclipse
Although she doesn't profess to be a gardener, just someone who dabbles in growing and propagating plants, Beverley is passionate about her garden, and especially the wonderful world of flowers... wander around Beverley's Flower Garden site.
Yet more beautiful flowers, this time captured by Beverley's camera while on holiday in Tasmania in 2006 - Table Cape Tulip Farm.
Another highlight from the six week Tasmanian holiday: Sealife Experience cruise on Tasman Peninsula
Coming soon - our New Zealand holiday!
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