April 26, 2015

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Dunedin Home Educators Conference

Dunedin Home Educators Conference

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25 May 2015

Venue: Caversham Baptist Church, corner of South Rd and Surrey Street, Dunedin
Cost: $15.00 or $5.00 per session
Contact: Claire phone 021 295 8953 teamlatta@gmail.com
Programme:
 9:00am   Registration
 9:15am   Welcome
 9:30 – 11:00am Barbara “Training Children’s Minds”
11:00-11:30 morning tea
11:30 – 12:30pm Suzannah “Finishing the Race: How Home Education Prepared Me for Life”?
12:30-1:30pm Bring own lunch
1:30 – 2:30pm Barbara Home Education through Secondary into Tertiary and the Work Force”
2:30-3:00pm afternoon tea
3:00-4:00pm Barbara “State of the Nation” and Q & A

There will also be books for sale at the conference.

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

 

The Smith’s Tasmanian move update

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21 April the Smiths moved out of 4 Tawa Street

Contact Details until 5 June 021 0278 2221 or barbara@hef.org.nz (Our mail is still going to 4 Tawa Street, Palmerston North 4414. The new owners have kindly said that they will keep it for us and we will have our last pick up from them 4 June.)

23-25 April Barbara will be doing the Home Education Foundation’s GST report, End of Year Financial Accounts, letter and receipts to doners and a Charities Commission Report. Thank you everyone for patiently waiting for your receipts. That is now my next priority to get these out to you.

27 April Wanganui Home Educators Conference: contact Lisa (06) 345 8645, neil.lisa@xtra.co.nz

28-29 April continuing with any business not completed and organising of our North and South Island tours

29 or 30 April travel to Auckland

1 May in Auckland – available for any meetings

2 May 2015 Hamilton (THEN) Home Educators Conference: contact Margaret (07) 843 5656 email:  mmaryt@hotmail.com (numbers limited)

5 May BOP Home Educators Conference: contact Gin 022 127 6461
bugbear49@gmail.com

9 May 2015 AHE Learning together 2015 Home Education Conference (I will not be at this but thought I would use this opportunity to advertise it)

9 May 2015 Nelson Home Educators Conference: contact Rachel rachelevander@gmail.com 027 254 6699

11 May 2015 Takaka Home Educators conference: contact Dot 03 525 8182 m.marshallsparadise@gmail.com
12 May 2015  morning tea in Takaka contact Dot 03 525 8182
m.marshallsparadise@gmail.com
Because our move has been such a huge thing I have not been able to get the rest of the tour organised yet.  I will be working on this over the next few days as well. So if you are interested in going to any of these conferences keep an eye on the website or contact the organiser of the even.
14 May 2105 Half day conference Hokitika – Kim  (03) 755 7228 samblight@watchdog.net.nz
16 May possibly available half day Conference Wanaka 16, 18, 19, or 20 (Will let you know as one of those days we will be taking a trip up to the Hakataramea Valley via the Lindis)
22 May 2015 Conference Te Anau  -  contact: kelly  (03) 249 7707 wairauboys@xtra.co.nz or Nancy (03) 249-8166 gnbarnes@xtra.co.nz
23 May 2015 Invercargill Home Education conference: contact Diane newstart@xtra.co.nz
25 May 2015  Dunedin Home Educators Conference – contact Claire 021 295 8953 teamlatta@gmail.com
26 May 2015 half day conf Oamaru – contact Tani (03) 434-9253 tani.newton@vodafone.co.nz
27 May 2015 half day conf in Christchurch -
28 May 2015 Half day conf in Blenheim -  confirmed
29 May 2015 Half day conf in Wellington – Sara  conradandsara@xtra.co.nz
5 June 2015 Leave Wellington Airport for Melbourne

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

Invercargill Home Education conference 23 May 2015

Invercargill Home Education conference

Date: 23 May 2015

Venue: Rosedale Bible Chapel

Cost: $5 per family – bring a plate for afternoon tea.

1pm – 1.15: Registration

1.30 pm – 2.30:  Barbara – State of the nation

2.45 – 3.45: Suzannah – “Finishing the Race: How Home Education Prepared Me for Life”?

3.45 – 4.30: Afternoon tea

4.30 – 5.30: Questions for Barbara and Suzannah

There will be a book stall at the Conference

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

Nelson Home Educators Conference

Nelson Home Educators Conference
Date: 9 May 2015
Venue: St Paul’s Church hall, 69 Waimea West Rd, Brightwater, Nelson.
Contact: Rachel rachelevander@gmail.com 027 254 6699
Cost: $15.00
9:30 Registration
9:45 Welcome and introductions
10:00-11:00 Barbara “Avoiding Burnout – Keeping Going When the Going Gets Tough”
11:00-11:30 Morning tea
11:30-12:30 Suzannah “Finishing the Race: How Home Education Prepared Me for Life”?

12:30-1:30 Lunch (bring your own lunch)

1:30 – 2:30pm two electives
1. Barbara “Home Educating Through Secondary and Preparing For Tertiary Education and the Workforce”
2. Debbie Ball  “Natural Home Education for All (especially Quirky children/parents:  Asperger’s/anxiety/giftedness/socially awkward or other differences)”
2:30-3:00 Afternoon tea
3:00-4:00 Barbara “State of the Nation” (This will include among other things the current MoE changes, National Library, Asylum etc)
4:00-4:30 Q & A Panel with Barbara, Suzannah and a couple of local home educators
There will be a  book stall at the conference

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

More books for sale

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What a job – we are getting rid of half of our books – still taking 100 boxes of books to Tasmania

Heaps of books for sale as we get ready for the container arriving here on Monday 20th.

We are beginning to take the earlier advertised books to the Red Cross for their Huge Red Cross Book Fair in May – so I no longer have book lists 1 – 12 (actually I have some which I will be giving away at the Wanganui, Hamilton, Tauranga and Taupo Conferences)

Please click on this link if you would like to see what is for Sale: http://hef.org.nz/resources/books-secondhand/. We are now up to Book list 62 and most of the boxes are banana boxes of books. The book lists from 13-40 are now half price (50 cents with the occasional book at $2.50.)

I am travelling around New Zealand in May so I can deliver your books to a mutually agreeable place from Auckland down to Invercargill: http://hef.org.nz/2015/possible-conferences-in-april-and-may/

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

 

Taupo Home Educators afternoon

Taupo Home Educators

Afternoon tea with Barbara and Suzannah

Contact: Sharon 027 288 8879 drinnanclan@farmside.co.nz

Venue: contact Sharon

Date: 6 May 2015

Cost: $5.00 per family

Programme:

1:00-2:00 Suzannah  “Finishing the Race: How Home Education Prepared Me for Life”?

2:30-3:30 over afternoon tea Barbara “State of the Nation”

3.30 – Q&A

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Please share/forward this link with other home educators.

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Updated 1 October 2014:  Three years on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

Excellent news from the National Library

Email sent to Lennie Harrison today:

Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 12:13 PM
To:
Subject: RE: books for Amberley Harrisons

Hi Lennie

cut…

I also have some exciting news for you.  The changes to our services has been slowed and will now take a longer time to implement into schools.  The document out at the moment, which is an ‘in process’ document says that they have decided that there will be no change to the service provided to Home Education Families.  This has come about because of all the feedback that people and organisations have sent in concerning the changes.

Thanks – bye for now.

Michelle

Thank you to all those who sent in feedback to the National Library. You were listened to.

Previous information:

National Library service changes 2015

Response to Melissa from the National Library

New National Library Access proposal

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Please share/forward this link with other home educators.

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Updated 1 October 2014:  Three years on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

Takaka Home Educators Conference

Takaka Home Educators Conference

11 May 2015
Venue: TBA
Cost: $15.00 or $5.00 per session
Contact: Dot 03 525 8182 m.marshallsparadise@gmail.com
Programme:
 9:00am   Registration
 9:15am   Welcome
 9:30 – 11:00am Barbara “Avoiding Burnout – Keeping Going When the Going Gets Tough”
11:30 – 12:30pm Suzannah “Finishing the Race: How Home Education Prepared Me for Life”?
Bring own lunch
1:30 – 2:30pm Barbara “Books, Great Books and More Books – Creating your own library; how to use it”

3:00-4:00pm Barbara “State of the Nation” and Q & A

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Seperate meeting from Conference
Morning tea with Barbara and Suzannah

Contact: Dot 03 525 8182 m.marshallsparadise@gmail.com

 

Venue: contact Dot

Cost: $5.00 each

Date: 12 May 2015

Programme:

9:15 registration
9:30 – 10:30 Barbara “How to train our daughters to be Godly Wives and mothers.”
10:30-11:00 morning tea (bring a small plate)
11:00-12:00 Barbara “Christian Parents Preventing and Changing Rebellion in a Child’s Heart”

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Please share/forward this link with other home educators.

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Updated 1 October 2014:  Three years on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

Wanganui Home Educators Conference 27 April 2015

Wanganui Home Educators Conference

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Date: 27 April 2015
Venue: Wanganui East Baptist Church
Cost: $10.00 per person or $5.00 per session
Contact: Lisa (06) 345 8645, neil.lisa@xtra.co.nz

Programme:
1:30 Registrations
1:45 Welcome and Introductions
2:00-3:30 Barbara – “Tools of Learning” including “Books, Great Books and More Books – Creating your own library; how to use it”
3:30-4:00 afternoon tea
4.00-5.00 Suzannah “Finishing the Race: How Home Education Prepared Me for Life”?
5:00-7:00 Dinner break where people can either go home to have dinner or bring a shared crockpot dinner
7:00-8.00 Barbara “State of the Nation” and encouragement
8:00-8:30ish Q&A

There will be a resourse table and 2nd hand tables for people to bring surplus curriculum to browse during the breaks

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Please share/forward this link with other home educators.

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Updated 1 October 2014:  Three years on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

BOP Home Educators Conference

5 May half day conference at  Tauranga

Contact: Gin 022 127 6461 bugbear49@gmail.com

Venue: 146 Devonport Road, Tauranga

 

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Please share/forward this link with other home educators.

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Updated 1 October 2014:  Three years on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here

*****

Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

2015 Mini Conference

2015 Mini Conference – Hamilton

Saturday 2nd May 2015 9:30am

http://thehomeeducatorsnetwork.wainet.org/conference-programme/

St Stephens Church, Melville, HamiltonClick here to view map

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE

PROGRAM

8:30 Registrations Open
9:20 Welcome
9:30 Keynote Speaker: Barbara Smith – State of the Nation
10:15 Morning Tea
10:40 Session One – Select from two options
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Session Two – Select from two options
14:20 Q & A
15:30 Afternoon Tea
17:00 Finish

COSTS

THEN Members Early Bird 27th March – 10th April 2015:                             $10
General registrations 11th April – 30th April 2015:                                            $20
Door sales:                                                                                                                   $25

Non THEN Members General registrations:                                                        $40
Door sales:                                                                                                                   $45

All registered participants can bring their partner for an additional fee:       $10

PAYMENT INFORMATION

THEN
03 1318 0046337 00
Please use Conference, your first name(s) and surname as references.

SESSION OPTIONS

Keynote Address – State of the Nation

Session 1  choose one of the following options

Training Our Children’s minds”, “The Tools of Learning” and “Motivation” – Barbara Smith
Barbara takes the Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric stages of a classical education and applies it to a Hebrew/Interpersonal approach. This is a good workshop no matter what curriculum you are using or not using.

Leaving the comfort zone of the curriculum. – Margaret Evans and Cally Brown
Facilitating children’s learning through experiences and a wide range of resources relevant to their interests and needs. This workshop involves presentation and discussion.

Session 2 choose one of the following options

Avoiding Burnout – Keeping Going When the Going Gets Tough – Barbara Smith
Symptoms of burnout
Causes of home school burnout
Strategies for avoiding burnout

Pathways to higher education – Nathalie Thomas
Nathalie will give an overview of the different pathways to tertiary education with a more in-depth look at how NCEA works.

Open Q & A – Cally Brown, Barbara Smith, Julia Dirks, Nathalie Thomas, Veronica Garcia Gil, and a homeschooling graduate
Come ask anything of our panel –  made up of a diverse group of home educating parents and graduates.
Do you have a burning question or issue and want to ensure you get a chance to ask?  Please enter when you register, or send your questions to Julie at juliecooley@gmail.com

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Key Note Speaker : Barbara Smith
Barbara, widow of Craig Smith, has been home educating her eight children 35 years (29 years with an exemption). Had pre-schoolers for 30 years, breast fed for 22 years. So I know what it is like to be trying to teach the children with a preschooler or two and having a baby crying out for another feed and two loads of washing needing to be hung out. I still have at least seven years ahead of me so I have to be able to last the long haul.

Cally Brown homeschooled her four sons for 23 years starting as an eclectic homeschooler and transitioning over the years to unschooling.

Margaret Evans home educated her six children for 23 years evaluating and reassessing her approach as the needs of her children and her family circumstances demanded.

Nathalie Thomas has been homeschooling for 8 years. She has two sons, the oldest one is 17 and he is currently working towards his university entrance qualification. Nathalie used to be a high-school science teacher so she understands how the NCEA system works.

Julia Dirks Homeschooled her 3 children for 21 years from birth to tertiary education.

Veronica Garcia Gil Proud homeschooling mum of three children who never believed she would be homeschooling.

MORNING AND AFTERNOON TEA

Will be provided, including hot and cold drinks.

LUNCH

Please bring your own lunch, other wise there are limited options available to purchase food at the near by shops.  Hamilton CBD is only 5 mins by car.

CHILDREN

We unfortunately cannot offer any children’s program, or child minding services, so please take care to make other arrangements for your children for this time.

All babies are welcome.

If you would like to sell or advertise home education resources/materials or services please contact Julie juliecooley@gmail.com

For any queries please email thenmail@gmail.com

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Please share/forward this link with other home educators.

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Updated 1 October 2014:  Three years on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here

*****

Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

Ministry of Education – Review report and Ministry work programme

Email from the MoE – We are having a Teleconference with the MoE next Tuesday and would love your feedback:

Dear Home Educating Parent

The Ministry of Education has recently completed its review of home education in New Zealand which we consulted with you on in September 2014. We have now developed a work programme for change which includes a number of operational improvements.

As well as consulting with you, we also sought feedback from Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (the Correspondence School) and the Education Review Office (ERO) as well as Ministry of Education staff. We used the feedback from throughout the sector to inform our decisions and actions to improve home education in New Zealand.

You can find a copy of the review report at:

http://www.minedu.govt.nz/Parents/AllAges/EducationInNZ/Homeschooling.aspx

The report contains the Ministry’s future work programme for home education as an appendix and includes dates about when particular changes are scheduled to take place.

These changes are mainly focused on operational improvements including:

·         Reviewing the application form and appeal and complaints process

·         Developing new practice guidelines

·         Training ministry advisors in home education philosophies

·         Implementing a more robust application assessment process (in particular regarding declining applications)

We have also made some immediate improvements based on your feedback. For example the Statutory Declarations will no longer need to be signed by a Justice of the Peace which will take effect 1 April 2015.

If you have any questions or feedback, please email home.schooling@minedu.govt.nz.

Kind Regards,

Jim Greening

Group Manager – Sector Enablement & Support

Ministry of Education
Ministry of Education | Te T?huhu o te M?tauranga
www.minedu.govt.nz

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Links:
-Home Education Foundation letter which covers exemption form, beneficiaries, International home educators and Keystone.

MoE/ERO issues

Changes in the MoE

MoE discussions introduction to the Red Tape Cluster Buster meetings

Preparation for the MoE discussions with Red Tape Cluster Buster meetings andrelevant for the Problem Scoping Survey
- Discussions home educators had online at Clutter buster group or (for ease of reading as not everyone can get onto the Google docs) here…http://hef.org.nz/coming-events-archives-2012/red-tape-cluster-buster/ (Also a lot of very good information to aid you in filling out the Problem Scoping Survey)

Record of Progress and Achievement (an example of the new National MoE office staff understanding home educators)

Truancy and the Home Schooler/Home Educator (another success with the National Office in that Megan showed us alternatives)

Scoping Meeting 15 July 2014 – Getting to know you

2nd Meeting 28 July 2014 – Red Tape Cluster Buster Meeting

MoE scoping Home Educators – email

Feedback Form (Problem Scoping Survey) on MoE website

Email to the MoE about the Scoping Survey from a Home Educator

Problem Scoping Survey: ideas and deadline

MoE’s reply to Yumiko’s email about the Scoping Survey

MoE Problem Scoping Survey: please make it known and fill it out

The last of Craig Smith’s writings before he died 3 years ago

MoE Problem Scoping Survey

- Home Education Foundation’s Problem Scoping Survey

- Scoping Survey: Barbara Smith

- Problem Scoping Survey – Update

- Letter to MoE re Scoping Survey 7 October 2014

- Scoping Survey: Long term plans for our personal “survey/email”

- “Next Steps” from the MoE

- Feedback for the Scoping Survey due back 8 December 2014

- Next Steps deadline 8 December 2014

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Please share/forward this link with other home educators.

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Updated 1 October 2014:  Three years on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/