Like many Illawarra home schoolers, Shannon Brewer-McCabe is worried new requirements from the Board of Studies will restrict how she is able to teach her children.
The Bulli mother of two has been home schooling her sons Max, 9, and Jack, 7, since midway through term 1 of this year and says all three of them are enjoying it.
"It's been a lovely, joyful experience and I hope the changes don't make it less so," she said.
Her children followed the same curriculum as the NSW school system and would follow the national curriculum when that was introduced.
"I'm making sure we cover everything they would cover at school, but we're doing it in a more organic way and work at their level.
"Today we've been looking at energy production and we're building catapults at the moment to get them thinking hands-on about how energy is stored and released and transferred."
Ms Brewer-McCabe said the process of being registered for home schooling was relatively easy but was worried it would become harder in the future.
"I am concerned that the reporting required will become so overwhelming that you won't have much time left to engage with your children and teach them," she said.
"One thing that is a concern is that you wouldn't be able to teach them above the level that they're registered for.
"For example, my eldest son is nine and he reads at a teenage level, at a 15 or 16-year-old level.
"I don't want to be stifled in how I engage him.
"That is the reason we came out of the school system. To be able to cater to where my kids are at."