Student interview number nine is with an 11-year-old young lady who recently chose to return to homeschooling. There is quite an age gap between herself and her older sister and brother, who are now in university and working at a bakery. When they returned to school back in 2013, she wanted to join in and attended school for the first time, going into second grade. She soon discovered that it is not always like on TV, and asked to return back to homeschooling. After waiting to make sure it was what she really wanted to do, her parents started homeschooling her again in August 2016. This was half-way through fifth grade in Australia, as the school years there run from January to December.
1 ) What is your name and what country/state/province do you live in?
My name is Eliana and I live in New South Wales, Australia.
2. How long have you been homeschooled?
My mum started homeschooling us when I was three. My older brother and sister returned to school 2013, and I wanted to see what school was like, so I went to school that year as well. I was in grade 2 and turning 8. I then started asking if I could come back to homeschooling, and finally mum said yes. I started homeschooling with her again in August 2016. So, it’s been eight months that I have been back at homeschooling.
3. What do you like most?
I like being home with family. It’s also a lot quieter.
4. Is there anything you dislike?
5. What is your favorite things to learn about?
6. What are your favorite hobbies or activities?
Gymnastics and drawing.
7. What would you like to do when you grow up?
Gymnastics and become a vet.
8. What is your favorite project you have worked on for school?
I really enjoyed making a whale lapbook before I went to school. In the last eight months, though, being able to do gymnastics has been the best thing.