The true outback of Australia with red dirt and beautiful sunsets 64,000 acres with lots of Kangaroos, Emu's, sheep, goats & cows. We love animals and always have lots of pets like dogs,cats,horses, goats, chickens.
My children are home schooled and because I run the farm, the classroom is where we need help the most, my children are 10 & 7 years old they are very friendly & enjoy learning.
We live 84 kilometers from Bourke, we attend the Bourke christian church every Sunday & do pony club every second Sunday in winter months & your more then welcome to come with us. About once a month my children attend a small local school for social interaction & the traveling play group also come to our farm once a month.
If you like bush walking, Kayaking on the river & animals this is the place for you.
I'm learning to be a Life coach & I'm also involved with our local Landcare group, so I believe in positive programing & looking after our environment & I'm happy to share my knowledge with you.
We have Internet & TV.
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
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You will get the true insight to life on a large farm in the outback of Australia, I'm happy to share my knowledge on Life coaching, good vibrations & positive programing.
I need someone to teach my children home school in their air conditioned classroom in our house, it is sent in the post in weekly programs to follow & they also do Skype lessons with there Dubbo distance education school teacher, that I would need you to supervise. No teaching experience required just a good understanding of the English language & you must enjoy working with children. I'm often out working on the farm so I would need you to get lunch for the children & yourself, I'm a fairly good cook & there is always plenty of food in the house. We eat mostly meat style meals but it's no problem if your a vegetarian, you will be eating with us in the main house.
You will have separate accommodation in a near new two bedroom air conditioned cottage, some times shared with other visitors.
I would also be grateful if you could help with house cleaning & sometimes feeding the pets.
Long stays are better for us, most school terms are 10 weeks, the older you are the better & if your traveling with a partner that's fine to as long as they don't mind helping me around the farm. I also don't mind if your traveling with children of school age that can join in the classroom.
Near new two bedroom air conditioned cottage next to the main house, sometimes shared with other visitors.
Bourke has a tourist center, there is a river boat cruise, Mt Oxley lookout & some National parks.
Country link has a daily train service from Sydney to Dubbo then a bus on to Bourke.
We have had a wonderful experience with helpers over the years & made many good friends. We enjoy learning about other peoples lives & being open minded is so important, I want my children to understand that the world is huge & there is not just Australia & our way of life.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week