If you would like to home educate your children you can now get the exemption form online. (I have not looked at it in detail yet to see if there are any changes.)
This is from the MoE:
Parents and caregivers who wish to educate their child at home must first have approval from their local office of the Ministry of Education. Under the Education Act 1989 Section 21, a homeschooling applicant must demonstrate that:
- their child will be taught at least as regularly and well as in a registered school
- their child, if they would otherwise be likely to need special education, will be taught at least as regularly and as well as in a special class or clinic or by a special service.
Please find below the homeschooling application pack which includes information about homeschooling.
Please go to this page to download the exemption form (it is at the bottom of the page): http://parents.education.govt.nz/primary-school/schooling-in-nz/homeschooling/
also the MoE is making changes to the application form and their processes:
From the Smiths:
Updated 22 April 2014: Two years on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here
Needing help for your home schooling journey:
Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:
Information on getting started: http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/
Information on getting an exemption: http://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/