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Hi guys, We've took our son out of school to home [...]

Warana, Queensland
via FCP - Australia - Coolum - Sunshine Coast
Hi guys,
We've took our son out of school to home school him and it's going great but the old headmaster has just sent a letter threatening police action if we don't register or re enroll. It says on the letter there has to be a good excuse not to and we really don't want to. Has anyone had any experience with this or know any good accepted reasons?? We will register if we have to but would rather not.
Really sorry to hear this Pete and family. I don't know much about remedy for this type of ludicrous behaviour from a school. Suffice to say that I dont think the principal carrys much weight in the matter. My ex-wife took my daughter from the school I had enrolled her in after we split up, locally, and when I approached the principal to as on what grounds he allowed it, he said, he did not even know my daughter was no longer attending there. Shit.
Sunday 1 May 2016, 01:59:07
I hope someone can suggest something for this family.
Sunday 1 May 2016, 01:59:28
Hi Again Pete after reading your distress call, I did a little bit of research that may assist. I found this Victorian website on Home Schooling and my friend, in that state Home schooling is and i quote, '"a recognised alternative to attending government or registered non-government schools".
Sunday 1 May 2016, 02:14:40
Now further to my previous post, under our Commonwealth Constitution, which is a perfectly valid piece of law, probably the strongest piece of law, any law in any state must be given full weight and credit in other states. You will find this Constitutional Provision in section 117 and 118 in Chapter 12. Here is a copy of the clause:-
Sunday 1 May 2016, 02:25:58
117. A subject of the Queen, resident in any State, shall not be subject
Rights of in any other State to any disability or discrimination which would not be
residents in equally applicable to him if he were a subject of the Queen resident in such
States. other State.
Recognition of 118. Full faith and credit shall be given, throughout the Commonwealth,
laws, &c. to the laws, the public Acts and records, and the judicial proceedings of
of States. every State.
Sunday 1 May 2016, 02:26:09
Now, this is just tip of the iceberg Pete. Please do your own research into your own QLD laws regarding home schooling. To see if there are similar laws. My sugestion is to draft a very strong letter to the principal, and to the local sheriff or police, copy them in, clearly outlining what your rights as a citizen are in respect of the education of your kids, and you must mention the Constitution clause about laws in other states. This might not be a fix all for you, but i suspect it will give them a fright. You have to remember that these tiny players, are not familiar with your rights and the laws that restrain them. But you can be if you do your homework. All the best mate.
Sunday 1 May 2016, 02:29:25
Hi Pete, Have a look at 'Get out of paying fines, rego, fees, tolls and rates' on Facebook, it's a closed group so you will have to join, but it has 35 000 members, many in your area. I'm sure you'll get a good response, lots of info and ideas so at least you will know where you stand and what your up against. Best wishes.
Sunday 1 May 2016, 06:54:50
Australia is run on the same lines as the rest of the 'western world' so you can notify the officials that if they choose to bring charges against you or your son, you will counterclaim with contract fraud. I'm happy to help with whatever paperwork they send your way.
Sunday 1 May 2016, 10:35:26
Very cool Amanda
Sunday 1 May 2016, 10:39:08
Thanks so much everyone your help is amazing, I'll look into the links posted and will call again if needed.
Monday 2 May 2016, 12:16:17
Thanks again!!!
Monday 2 May 2016, 12:18:49
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