We are four home educators who are connected by a shared vision – to create a space to build community, to harness the wisdom of pioneers who have gone before and to simplify home educating life. This passion to support home educators has become a reality in Streams.
About the name
- As parents we get to choose the stream of education our children follow. There is no right or wrong, and this can change over time. Streams can cross, change direction or create an entirely new path.
- Streams create life, especially in dry places. Learning and life should go hand-in-hand.
- People are drawn to streams. Communities are often built around a source of water.
- Streams join together to create a powerful river. We’re all flowing in the river of life.
At the heart of what we do is the deep belief that every human is valuable and brings something unique to the world. The values explored below are integral to Streams.
We’re brave, we boldly communicate, we’re willing to be vulnerable, we’re prepared to take risks.
We’re true to what we believe, we honour ourselves and each other, we’re open and honest.
We’re inclusive, we appreciate difference, we know we’re stronger when we journey together.
True belonging is a spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being part of something and standing alone in the wilderness. True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are.
Streams is a place to belong. We are a community of home educators on a life-long learning journey, exploring new opportunities and growing together.
Our community encourages each other by sharing real life stories and equips each other through reviews of resources. Streams can also help connect you to other members.
Streams provides webinars, blogs, discounts and mentoring. Let us come alongside you on your journey.
Our vision: for all home educating families to thrive and find a place to belong.
Our mission: to encourage, equip and connect home educators.
As we grow as a community we will demonstrate that home education is a positive and valid choice. Choosing to home educate takes courage and can at the start feel a lonely journey.
Standing on the precipice of the wilderness is bone-chilling because belonging is so primal… Choosing the wily outpost over the security of the city gates takes a true act of courage. The first step can take your breath away…
But I have discovered something beautiful; the loneliest steps are the ones between the city walls and the heart of the wilderness, where safety is in the rear view mirror, new territory remains to be seen, and the path out to the unknown seems empty.
But put one foot in front of the other enough times, stay the course long enough to actually tunnel into the wilderness, and you’ll be shocked how many people already live out there – thriving, dancing, creating, celebrating, belonging. It is not a barren wasteland. It is not unprotected territory. It is not void of human flourishing.
The wilderness is where all the creatives and prophets and system-buckers and risk-takers have always lived, and it is stunningly vibrant. The walk there is hard, but the authenticity out there is life.