March 31, 2020

Coronavirus Has Parents Looking at Homeschooling

This is a USA news report but there is a lot of things helpful for those in New Zealand And Australia looking to home educate because of COVID-19.

“Homeschooling doesn’t have to be a stop-gap measure,” writes HSLDA President Mike Smith in an op-ed published by the Washington Examiner. “In fact, millions of students have discovered how home education empowers them to thrive.”
READ IT NOW >>https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/coronavirus-has-parents-looking-at-homeschooling

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Needing help for your home schooling journey: https://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 started: https://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/
and
Information on getting an exemption: https://hef.org.nz/exemptions/
This link is motivational: https://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/
Exemption Form online: https://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/
Beneficiaries: https://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



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URGENT: Education Bill 2020 Submissions – How To and Examples

How are you going in writing your submission for the Education Bill?

Information about the Bill was posted in January this year https://hef.org.nz/2020/education-and-training-bill-193-1-submissions-close-on-the-14th-feb-2020/

It is now getting URGENT to get our submissions in with only eight days left until submissions close.

Cynthia Hancox has put together an additional post with simple instructions on how to make a submission, and some examples. Please write a submission – only eight days to go until submissions close 14 February 2020!

http://www.cynthiahancox.com/information/education-bill-submissions-how-to-and-examplesh

Do you need help writing your submission? I am sure there will be people willing to help you. Just leave a message in the comments or email me hef.barbara@gmail.com.

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Needing help for your home schooling journey: https://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 started: https://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/
and
Information on getting an exemption: https://hef.org.nz/exemptions/
This link is motivational: https://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/
Exemption Form online: https://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/
Beneficiaries: https://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-cate

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Education and Training Bill 193—1 – submissions close on the 14th Feb 2020.

There is a sweeping education legislation review before NZ parliament at the moment. The “Education and Training Bill 193—1” is at the select committee stage and submissions close on the 14th Feb 2020.

Cynthia Hancox has put up much about this bill on her website and is continuing to link different parts of the bill to her articles.

  1. Cynthia’s main article about the need for submissions about the omission of the right of appeal, as well as touching on the ELX issue, and giving links to legislation, how to make a submission etc: http://www.cynthiahancox.com/information/urgent-action-needed-education-and-training-bill
  2. A summary of the sections of the Bill that either directly apply to home educators, or will be of interest to the wider related group, including Christians and people passionate about education. Sections of Law of Interest to Home Educators http://www.cynthiahancox.com/information/sections-of-law-of-interest-to-home-educators-1
  3. A more detailed article around the Early Leaving Exemptions issue – Early Leaving Exemptions (ELX) – Issues and Solution. http://www.cynthiahancox.com/information/early-leaving-exemptions-elx-issues-and-solution

This is all a work still in progress. Cynthia is still working on all of this and she also wants to write an “in a nutshell” guide to what and how to make the submission.

It would be great if many of us put in submissions. We don’t have much time with submissions closing February 14, 2020. Cynthia has done all the hard work for us, so go to the links above to find plenty of material for your submissions.

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Needing help for your home schooling journey: https://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 started: https://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/
and
Information on getting an exemption: https://hef.org.nz/exemptions/
This link is motivational: https://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/
Exemption Form online: https://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/
Beneficiaries: https://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-cate


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Homeschool Summit Encore on now

From the Homeschool Summit:

“We are delighted to welcome you to a Homeschool Summits encore!

“We were so grateful to host the Homeschool Family Relationships Summit last week as over 23,000 families were encouraged by the Word of God to communicate with truth and grace, strengthen our families’ unity even through conflict, and lead our families to become a world-changing force for the kingdom of God in the power of His Spirit.

“We hoped to reach as many families as we could with this great content — all part of our vision to share resources and encouragement with Christian families so they are equipped to pass on the faith to the next generation.

“We wanted to extend the opportunity for families to learn and benefit from the Family Relationships Summit free content, so we decided to open up the entire free event for two more days! While it’s still only available for a limited time (the event closes down on Tuesday night at midnight CST), we hope the additional time will give you the chance to watch a few more of the sessions you were hoping to catch AND share about the event with your friends so they can be equipped and encouraged, too.

Programme in Comments

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Needing help for your home schooling journey: https://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 startedhttps://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

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

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

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

Beneficiaries: https://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

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Discovery Challenge

For home school students (aged 15-18 years)

Where: 

Great Barrier Island

When:

  • 2 – 15 Feb 2020

APPLY NOW! 

Join us for a 2 week experience of a life time.Face new challenges, develop new skills, build long lasting friendships and discover new passions through this programme designed specifically for students who are home schooled.

The remote wilderness, friendly community and experienced team at Hillary Outdoors combine to provide this residential wilderness experience that you’ll never forget. Our limited access to technology with unsurpassable access to the environment, create the ideal backdrop for a programme full of learning and discovery.

Customised for home school students:

  • Students take part in teams of 10, enabling them to foster a strong team culture and build long lasting friendships
  • Each team is accompanied by an experienced and enthusiastic Hillary Outdoors instructor, who will encourage, challenge and support each individual throughout the programme
  • Each team has input into their programme, helping to select activities which interest and challenge them. This means each programme is tailored to meet the needs of the students
  • The programme includes the opportunity to undertake two level 2 unit standards, for those wanting to add to their record of achievement or get a head start on level 2
  • Pastoral care is provided outside of activity time . This staff member will help students capture and transfer their learning through evening sessions and activities. They are also available 24/7 if participants should have any other needs

For more information about how the programme works and the features, download this leaflet.

Take a look at some testimonials from South Canterbury Home Educators and what their students had to say about participating in a 5 day programme.

Costs and Travel:

$1,760 inc GST per student. This includes all meals, accommodation, activities, instruction, technical equipment, transport from Auckland and all on island transport. Travel will be arranged for participants from Auckland Airport.

Apply today:

Apply by clicking on the button below to register your interest. After you have submitted the online form, one of our team will be in touch to let you know more about the programme and what you will need to provide to complete the application process.

Any questions, please get in touch here.

APPLY NOW! 

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Needing help for your home schooling journey: https://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 startedhttps://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

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

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

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

Beneficiaries: https://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

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