Parents are banding together in a Facebook group to share educational resources as they face new challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis.
Laura Davey and her friend Brooke Jones set up PMQ Temp Home Schooling as a way to bring together tools for parents to supplement their children's education needs.
The group is a community space for parents and caregivers to share daily plans, appropriate activities and free resources.
The aim is to provide resources for early learning through to primary school and high school students.
It comes as the state government encourages parents to keep their children at home but schools remain open at this stage.
There will be a single unit of teaching for children, regardless of whether they are at school or home.
Miss Davey said the Facebook group had grown quite rapidly.
More than 150 people have joined the free group in less than 24 hours.
"I knew I couldn't be the only one but I didn't think it would get this big, this quick," she said.
"They say it takes a village - we are going to test that theory."
The group would also like to hear from the home schooling community and educators from the area.
Andrew Lord from Beechwood has about 14 years' experience in home schooling.
Mr Lord said the current situation was a great chance for parents to connect with their kids and the opportunity was there for kids to remember this moment for a long, long time.
He advised parents not be be afraid of the nothingness.
"You don't have to rush out and fill that space straight away," he said.
"Look for the moment when you are ready."
Mr Lord, who runs two programs for home schoolers, has a campaign this week to support lifestyle design strategies and alternate education models at home.
A number of resources exist to help parents.
"I encourage parents to sit down and use some sort of timetable or schedule as a communication tool but still have the flexibility to allow the kids to really drive it," Mr Lord said.
It was OK for kids to get bored, he said, referring to a definition of boredom as mental hunger.
"I think that it's quite a powerful place for your kids to be because you can provide them opportunity to learn at that point," Mr Lord said.
He said the current situation was in some ways like home schooling, but in other ways, it was completely different.
"Most of the time, home schoolers aren't stuck at home," Mr Lord said.
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