October 17, 2017

Divided we fall – united we’re tall!


We make so much more of an impact, within and outside our community, when we unite.

Divided we fall – united we’re tall!

This is the one event on the calendar where the whole region comes together
for family fun, frolics and friendship so … we’ll see you there!
Think about what to pack in that yummy picnic.
Check you’ve invited the grandparents, the partner, the curious.
Dust off the rug/chairs. Hunt down that sunscreen for Thursday’s awesome weather!

Here’s the lo-down and programme for the …

12th Annual Regional Home Education Celebration with AHE

12th Annual Regional Home Education Celebration


brought to you by Auckland Home Educators Inc

Thursday 2 February 2012 – 10.30am to 2.00pm

One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie) Domain, near Stardome Observatory
Cornwall Park, 670 Manukau Road, Epsom

Thanks to Michelle Pepper and her team, not only do we have chance for some great mingling, but some cool goings-on:

P  R  O  G  R  A  M  M  E

10.30
to
2.00
12TH ANNUAL REGIONAL HOME EDUCATION CELEBRATION
10.30
to
11.30
AMAZING RACE REGISTRATION
Register your team at the Info Tent
10.30
to
1.30
GIANT GARDEN GAMES
Free, ongoing access to games like Ludo
Intermittent
FUN & TRADITIONAL ACTIVITIES
11.00
to
12.30
RUBIK’S CHALLENGE
Bring your own Rubik’s cube, register at the Info Tent and do a timed challenge..  Prize for the overall fastest!
11.30
AMAZING RACE REGISTRATION CLOSES
12.00
THE AMAZING RACE
10 teams of 5 (any combo of families you like) work through riddles & challenges around the site. Prize for the winning team!
1.00
FIZZING FINALE
Bring your own bubble blowing equipment & liquid and join in the fun for one gigantic group giggle
1.30
PACK-UP TIME & FAREWELLS
Time to pack up, put rubbish in the bins or take away, and make sure the site’s spick & span
2.00
CELEBRATION CLOSES
See you again in 2013!
VOLUNTEERS: We need people to contact the organiser (below) now to help out for a short time on the day. Great experience for a teen; spreads the load on the organising team.
INFO TENT: Orange gazebo where AHE volunteers can help you find your feet. Collect info about upcoming events, membership, linking into your local group, etc. It’s also the registration area and meeting place for the day’s on-site activities.
LOCAL GROUPS: If you have a sign or flag with your name (eg, East Auckland) to place near you and are happy to say Hi to a newbie, that would be great.
RAIN DATE: There isn’t one – only actual heavy & wild weather will put us off. That hasn’t happened in 11 years!  You could check Metservice but it’s not particularly reliable. One year, the forecast was “cloudy, rain at times” but was actually perfect weather!
BEHAVIOUR: Kindness & respect is the order of the day so ensure your family is supervised & knows the rules. Any issues should be notified to an AHE volunteer at the Info Tent – we need to know!
SITE: We have a special Permit from Auckland Council to use the site. Please ensure you and your family respect its facilities & the public’s right to use them while we’re there. There’s a great playground, flying fox, skateboard park, a few BBQ tables, adjacent flat green space.  Toilets are near the skateboard area or outside Stardome Observatory (please do not ask inside unless you’re making a paid visit!).
GETTING THERE: An easy 4km off State Highway 1 (Greenlane exit). Here’s a map. Call MAXX on (09) 366-6400 or 0800 10 30 80 for public transport options.  Buses stop outside the park gates; a train station’s not too far away if you can arrange for pick-up.
PARKING: Our Permit restricts parking to the public roads around the site, eg, Manukau Road, etc. The on-site playground & Stardome car parks are for the general public’s use only unless you have injured or disabled passengers (not the “lots of children” excuse!). Your co-operation is needed to avoid risking future permits.
ORGANISER: Michelle Pepper  peppertime@xnet.co.nz 021 213 4072   Please only contact if absolutely necessary or volunteering.
 

 

Dawn Headley
Promotions
E:  promotions@ahe.org.nz
P:  09 579 8920       M:  027 435 8922
networking across Auckland’s region & beyond for current and prospective home educators

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated 30 January 2012: Life for Those Left Behind (Craig Smith’s Health) page 6 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:

http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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