What is the conference about?
There is a growing shift in the consciousness of parents toward a more natural and holistic way of living and connecting with their family. This new consciousness has never before been catered for in terms of information and partnering with natural and holistic products and services in one location … until now!
The Conference is a paid event that requires pre-registration and allows access to all the conferences speakers, sessions and workshops. Their lunch break is 1.5hrs so they will also have time during that break to wander through the expo on both days.
What is the expo about?
There is no other broad based education expo in the country and RHK is fast becoming the brand for those seeking information, products and services to assist them in nurturing their child’s education. We are providing schools, educational businesses, extra-curricular activities, parental support and other businesses associated families the opportunity to showcase their products or services to this interested, quality market of parents.
The Expo is open to the general public over the 2 days. There will be two workshop areas – one focusing on education (schooling) and the other focusing on home education.
Some of our key note speakers
Robin Grille is a father, psychologist in private practice and a parenting educator. His articles on parenting and child development have been widely published and translated in Australia and around the world. Robin’s first book:‘Parenting for a Peaceful World’ (2005) has received international acclaim and led to speaking engagements around Australia, USA, UK and New Zealand.
A familiar name and face to many home educators in Australia, Tamara Kidd has been working as a HEA volunteer, helping home educators, for almost 10 years. She also home educates her two children, now 16 and 13, using attachment parenting, natural learning, unschooling and Montessori approaches.
Megan Warren is a mother of two, with over 13 years teaching experience in Australia and the United Kingdom. In this time she has taught children ranging from Prep to Year 7 and has come to have a particular interest in behaviour management. Megan resigned from teaching role in 2015 to start her own business facilitating workshops and presentations of ‘How to Talk so Your Kids Listen’ and ‘Listen so Kids Talk’ In 2016 she has built a substantial client list including Rural Health Tasmania, MOPs, Redlands Libraries, C & K Kindies, Uniting Care Foster & Kinship and Wesley Mission.
Rebecca is extremely passionate about bringing quality education and care to children using the Montessori method, believing every child should have access to this way of learning. Her specialty is in explaining the benefits of Montessori to parents and educators and helping them set up Montessori work spaces.
Beverley Paine from The Educating Parent is passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles and resources to help you build confidence as a home educating family. We hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was!
Here’s what previous attendees are saying about our events:
“I just wanted to say thank you so so so much for everything you have done over the weekend. You have re-sparked my relationship with my daughter. I left on Saturday feeling that I had a completely fresh approach and new tool kit to help mend my relationship with my daughter and not just band-aids. You are remarkable for pulling this off with young children.”
“I loved the conference, helped me really understand where my children are at emotionally and how I can help them deal with their big emotions.”
Lauren, Gold Coast
“This is such an amazing event and I really hope it returns to Sydney as I will be recommending to all my friends to attend and I will most certainly come back! I feel like all the information was great and thorough, was brilliantly organised, the speakers were so engaging and helpful and the overall vibe was beautiful! Brilliant thank you for bringing the community together!”
“What an amazing day! So much information, and all my questions answered. I can’t wait to start homeschooling again next year. Thank you for organising this!”
“I got so much out of it and feel really empowered by the talks from Robin Grille and Beverley Paine.”
Juliane, Gold Coast
“Another fabulous conference & expo! Loved every minute!”
“If anyone is on the fence about attending, I highly recommend it. I attended last year on the Gold Coast and it was such great value for money. The speakers were so informative and we use the information that we learned daily. The exhibitors were of a high quality and there was a fantastic sense of community created.”
Kirsty, Gold Coast
“I never really understood why my child acted certain ways until this conference. I am much more connected with him now and he is much happier.”
Rachel, Gold Coast