PARENTS are increasingly turning their backs on traditional schooling and tutoring their children at home.
On the cusp of the new school year, the profile of homeschooling has been given a boost after a VCE student earned top marks for 2015 after a mix of home and distance education.
Figures show 4136 students were educated at home in Victoria last year, or 0.44 per cent of children, up from 3233 in 2012.
Bullying at school, disabilities, medical conditions and lifestyle choices are among the main reasons parents decide to teach their kids at home.
The story of Stephen Zhang, 17, who achieved the maximum 99.95 ATAR after being taught by his mum until year 10, has shone a spotlight on homeschooling.
Needing help for your home schooling journey: http://hef.org.nz/2011/
Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:
Information on getting started: http://hef.org.nz/
Information on getting an exemption: http://hef.org.nz/
This link is motivational: http://hef.org.
Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/