Australian Homeschool Stories

Jules & Dan - Melbourne, VIC / Bunurong Country

June 13, 2023 Australian Homeschool Stories Season 1 Episode 10
Australian Homeschool Stories
Jules & Dan - Melbourne, VIC / Bunurong Country
Show Notes

Jules & Dan are true partners in life, homeschool and business, with four girls aged 7, 6, 4 & 1. They split their time between their home in Melbourne and with family in Singapore, and all of their learning is derived from play! 


  • How Jules & Dan's paths crossed in Melbourne despite growing up in Singapore and Malaysia and both recount their heavily academic focused upbringings 
  • Jules always knew she wanted to be a teacher but her view of what learning could look changed completely when she came to Australia to complete her tertiary education
  • Likewise, she always knew she wanted to homeschool - "If I was going to be teaching someone anyway, I might as well teach my own kids" - and Dan's complete trust and faith in Jules' vision
  • Family as their core value and being the biggest influence in their girls lives
  • How their extended family have embraced their lifestyle and the flexibility it allows for them to spend time with their relatives both here and overseas
  • How Jules & Dan juggle working from home and homeschooling together
  • No curriculum, just play. It's all about doing life together.
  • There is so much more to life than studying and getting good grades
  • How their business teaches parents to harness the power of play - curating & creating a play space that inspires children to imagine, discover, explore and create
  • Dan's brave decision to leave the corporate world to be more involved with the family and never looking back
  • Fridays are for family adventure days!

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This podcast is recorded on the land of the Bunurong people of the Kulin nation. I pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. This always was, always will be aboriginal land.

Original music - Hazel by Daniel Garrood @garroodcomposer
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