The MoE has just put up the 2012 statistics. Home educators are still not 1% of the total school enrolments.
As at 1 July 2012 there were 6,568 home schooled students recorded on the Ministry of Education’s homeschooling database, which represents 0.9% of total school enrolments as at 1 July 2012. These students belonged to 3,534 families.
The numbers home schooling increased by 0. 8% over the previous 12 months. 2009 and 2010 remain the years with the highest number of children being home educated at 6800 children. There was a big dip in the numbers of home educators in 2011. It is encouraging to see an increase in the numbers again this year.
In 1998 there was a total of 5,274 homeschoolers; in 2012 there were 6,568 – an increase of 25.2%. Between 1 July 2011 and 1 July 2012 the number of homeschoolers increased by 51 students – a 0.8% increase.
Figure 1: Number of Homeschooling Students 1998-2012
More statistics here: http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/statistics/schooling/homeschooling/114870
From the Smiths:
Updated 5 October 2012: One year 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:
This link is motivational:
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