Charlotte Mason Highschool – a 15 Year Old's Year

This is a review of what we've done this year. It's based on Ambleside Online Year 10 but with some adaptions for Australian content, personal interests, and substitutions I wanted to make - books I have and wanted to use or thought were important to include. I've linked to reviews or thoughts I've shared on … Continue reading Charlotte Mason Highschool – a 15 Year Old's Year

A Peek into Ambleside Online Year 10

We only have about five weeks left of Ambleside Online Year 10, so while we're still in progress I thought I'd share some of what we've been doing in recent times. I've mentioned before that this year Miss 15 yrs had developed a liking for free form poetry. One of her favourite compositions is 'Home,' … Continue reading A Peek into Ambleside Online Year 10

Chocky by John Wyndham (1968)

    John Wyndham is known for his ‘logical fantasies’ which have been described as modified science fiction. I’ve previously read his The Day of the Triffids and enjoyed that. Chocky is quite a different story. It has a slower pace and doesn’t have much action to speak of but it has plenty of thoughtful … Continue reading Chocky by John Wyndham (1968)

Ambleside Online Year 10: an Australian Biography – Flynn of the Inland by Ion L. Idriess (1932)

  Flynn of the Inland by Ion (Jack) Idriess is a book I've used in the past for high school. I'll be using it again next year as an Australian Biography substitute in Ambleside Online Year 10.  This book reflects views on race that were acceptable for the time in which it was written but … Continue reading Ambleside Online Year 10: an Australian Biography – Flynn of the Inland by Ion L. Idriess (1932)

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

  ‘No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a … Continue reading The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

A Week in Review

We're winding down prior to Christmas and holidays. Benj has finished his Liberal Arts course and has his graduation ceremony tomorrow. Last weekend he was involved in a performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night as part of this course. He got to choose a role and decided to play Valentine, Duke Orsino's servant, mostly because there … Continue reading A Week in Review

Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood – an Australian Classic

Robbery Under Arms is a ripping good yarn set in the mid 1850's in the colony of New South Wales and is narrated in the first person by a young man, Dick Marston, who tells his tale using the vernacular of the time. Dick's father was a cattle duffer and he drew Dick and his … Continue reading Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood – an Australian Classic