Home Educators in Malta need our help. Please read and act on the following email. We have until 7 October 2016 to help them:
Dear Ms. B. Smith,
Malta Homeschool Families have been working together for years to make home education a possible option here in Malta. We have met with the Education Minister several times, sent out information about Home Education through media, organized petitions and even gave the Ministry a detailed proposal on how homeschooling can be regulated in order to avoid abuse.
Meanwhile the Education Act has been revised and after putting our hopes up that homeschooling will be available to us by next scholastic year with a minimum requirement of qualifications, and most of us in the meantime had to oblige to send their kids to school, we are now being told that the only way we will be able to homeschool is if we (the parents) are in possession of a teacher’s warrant or appoint a warranted teacher to do so. This is an obvious misinterpretation of what home education means and we feel that they are limiting the chance for those parents who wish to homeschool but do not have the means to pay for a tutor or get a degree.
We need your help! The Education Act is still in consultation process and needs all the positive feedback we can get to convince them that this is actually a positive approach to educate our children. We are also aware that it is a parents’ right to have a choice in their children’s education but it is obviously being overruled. Please, send in your feedback by following this link https://socialdialogue.gov.mt/en/Public_Consultations/MEDE/Pages/Consultations/BringingEducationintothe21stcentury.aspx where you may also find the revised Act in question. We appreciate your support!
Malta Homeschool Families
Needing help for your home schooling journey: https://hef.org.nz/2011/
Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:
Information on getting started: https://hef.org.nz/
Information on getting an exemption: https://hef.org.nz/
This link is motivational: http://hef.org.
Exemption Form online: https://hef.org.nz/