Meeting in Rangiora
27 May 2015
Contact: Lennie firstname.lastname@example.org
6:00pm Barbara “State of the Nation”
7:30pm Suzannah “Finishing the Race: How Home Education Prepared Me for Life”? for youth and their parents
There will also be books for sale at the conference
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.
When Suzannah Rowntree isn’t travelling the world to help out friends
in need, she lives in a big house in rural Australia with her family,
writing fiction and non-fiction and trying to beat her previous
number-of-books-read-in-a-year record. She blogs the results at
www.vintagenovels.com and is the author of several books including War
Games, a Christian guide to classic literature, and Pendragon’s Heir,
a novel for young people. As a home-ed graduate, Suzannah has also
been active in advocating home education both in Australia and New
“Finishing the Race: How Home Education Prepared Me for Life”?
Where are young home-ed graduates now? In this talk I’ll give case
study of 4 home-ed grads, one of whom was home-educated through high school by a mother with chronic illness. I’ll also discuss some of the most important life lessons I learned from my parents, demonstrate how home-ed graduates are thinking outside the box when it comes to higher education and employment, and provide examples of how my own and other parents prepared their children for life.
- National Library
- Future of the Home Education Foundation
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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/
Information on getting an exemption: http://hef.org.nz/
This link is motivational: http://hef.org.
Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/
Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/