July 28, 2014


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Can you help this family find a job

UPDATE 10 July 2014:

Due to a link one of the responders provided through this site last week (the site was a worldwide site) an employer outside of New Zealand has made a job offer that the family are pleased to accept. Every avenue was explored that you all gave information for, unfortunately in order to secure a work visa here, a job offer needs to be made and paperwork filled out very early on and time was an issue. We appreciate all of your help and prayers and we will be sorry to see them go. Thank you again for the great links and advice. 
I have also removed the CV link as it is not required to be here anymore.
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Below is a letter from a home educating family from Canada. They would like to be able to stay in New Zealand. They are in desperate need of a job – before 22 July 2014. Can you help? Chris will consider any job  -  his attached CV is to give you an idea of his abilities.

Hi
We are a homeschooling family from Canada and have been visiting good friends in Auckland. We have been encountering growing resistance to homeschooling in our province in Canada, which concerns us. We adore New Zealand and have been really encouraged by the local homeschooling community.

We just wanted to ask all you good people out there to consider us if you know of any positions for a project manager in New Zealand, so that we might secure employment and begin the process of obtaining work visas here and eventually living permanently here. Time is of the essence for us as our travel visa expires mid July. Our CV is attached and we have excellent work and personal references. We would appreciate in advance any help or suggestions you may have to offer us, and thank you for taking the time to read about us.

We’d love to join your wonderful homeschool community and have the privilege of homeschooling our children in such a safe and fantastic country, as we have found New Zealand to be.

Sincerely,
Chris and Jill

Here is Chris’s CV:  removed due the family finding a job.

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Heart 20-22 June 2014

Heart:  Home Educators Annual Retreat 20-22 June 2014

Brochure 2014

Just beginning your homeschooling journey? “What curriculum should I go with?” “Socialisation- what’s that?” “How many extra curricular activities should my child do per week?”
Or have you been working hard on the journey for a long time now? “How is my marriage in all of this business?” “Teaching my 4th child to read- I just don’t know if I can be enthusiastic this time?”
Whatever stage you’re at, it is such a comfort and joy to know that our loving God promises to be with us every step of the way. Come away from the busy-ness. Join us for a refreshing weekend and gain a fresh perspective as we remind each other of the comfort and strength we can have in knowing God’s presence.
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” James 4:8

Programme

Friday
05:30pm Arrival. Dinner is not provided. Tea and Coffee available in registration lounge. 06:30pm Welcome and speakers’ introduction.
07:00pm Supper.
07:30pm Rosie Boom – ‘Till the stars come out at night’ – The demanding, rewarding work of motherhood.
09:00pm Your option of Hot swim, movie or chat.
Saturday
08:30am Breakfast.
09:30am Workshops.
10:45am Morning Tea.
11:15am Maree Taylor-MacLean – Encouragement for the journey – overcoming sorrow.
12:30pm Lunch.
01:30pm Craft and free time.
03:30pm Afternoon Tea.
04:30pm Panel – Homeschooled young adults give answers to your questions.
06:00pm Dinner.
07:30pm Sit back and relax. Enjoy an evening of inspiring craft ideas, testimonies, and song items. Chocolate supplied. ?
Sunday
08:30am Breakfast.
09:30am Workshops (as per Saturday).
10:45am Morning Tea.
11:15am Sue Abernethy – Forgiveness
01:00pm Lunch.
02:00pm Clean up and home time.

Workshop Options

Barbara Kipfer -(Precept Ministries)- Drawing near to God through His word.
Wendy Roberts – Learn how you can uncover your natural talents and work with those strengths, rather than devoting your time to fixing your short comings (Sat. only).
Maree Taylor-MacLean – Encouragement in loss and being Fabulous.
Dorinda Duthie – Practical Homeschooling help.
Rosie Boom – “Roots and wings” – How do we help our children develop deep roots? And how do we encourage them to spread their wings and fly?
Merryn Hooper – Understanding the foundations of the Reading and Writing Processes. Looking at Skills and resources to apply these principles. The value of the ‘read aloud’.
Charleen Seiuli – The God of hope through sickness, stress and disease.

Registration:

Once again we are using online registration.
Click here Once again we are using online registration.
Click here http://heartnz.wordpress.com
and you will be forwarded to our online registration website, where you will find all the booking information you need.
and you will be forwarded to our online registration website, where you will find all the booking information you need.

Any enquiries feel free to email: Sue – clanabs@xtra.co.nz

For more information: http://heartnz.wordpress.com

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Voddie Baucham in Australia April 2014

Here are some more details regarding Voddie Baucham’s visit to Australia in April.

He will be visiting Perth, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney. Please read below for information and contacts for each location.

Perth – 11th-13th of April – Ever Loving Truth

Why do we believe the Bible?
Does absolute truth exist, or is it relative?
Who’s to say the Bible is correct and other “holy books” are incorrect?
Does what’s right or wrong differ according to different cultures?

Join special guest Dr. Voddie Baucham as he examines what comprises a biblical worldview and challenges us to know what we believe, why we believe it, and how to communicate it effectively.

More information and registration: http://www.keswick.com.au/#/autumn-2014

Toowoomba – 16th of April at 7pm – Eastgate Bible Church

For more information contact Owen Nugent: onugent82@optusnet.com.au

Brisbane – 17th of April – Hope Christian Church

For more information contact Craig Ireland: craig@hopechristianchurch.com.au

Melbourne – 19th of April, 8:30am to 3:30pm – Family Driven Faith

The Family Driven Faith Conference is a life changing event for families. There is true liberation in knowing that the gospel offers hope for our homes. In an age when men don’t know the first thing about being husbands and fathers’ and women are confused about their roles as wives and mothers, there is a need for clarity and truth.

God’s word is not silent on these issues. This conference offers sound, biblical, gospel-centered help and hope for those desiring to lead their families to walk in truth. Attendees are challenged, encouraged, equipped and renewed as they walk through the problem and the solution.

More information and registration: http://gracebiblechurch.org.au/events/voddie-baucham/

Sydney – 20th of April (Sunday Worship Service 11am & 6pm) – St Johns Park Baptist Church

For more information contact Todd Stanton: r.toddstanton@gmail.com

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From the Smiths:

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

Updated 2 February 2013:  One year on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 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:

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

and

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/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://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/

 

AHE: Ministry of Education Forum 24 March 2014

Date: Monday, 24th March 2014 at 7pm.

Where: Ministry of Education, Level 3, Eden 5 Building, 12-18 Normanby Rd, Mt Eden

Thinking about home education? Concerned about writing your exemption or just new to home education? Currently Home Educating and want to stay informed?

The Exemption Process – The Ministry’s Perspective
a forum presented by the Ministry of Education
in association with Auckland Home Educators Inc

We are pleased and fortunate to have additional speakers for this MoE Forum: Mary deBeer, and Sandra Frakes.
Both are experienced Educational Psychologists who will be discussing some features of Dyslexia as well as some practical strategies both in support of the student and supportive teaching strategies for students with Dyslexia. They also have copies of a comprehensive teacher resource that parents can take with them. There will also be time for your questions and concerns.

Cost: AHE Members – free / Non-AHE Members – $3 per person (please bring correct cash)

This Forum aims to clarify the process involved.
Be guided through the application document by the staff who handle them.
Gain knowledge to write yours with confidence or help others to prepare theirs.
Primary, secondary and special needs considerations will be covered along with various approaches right through from ACE to unschooling.

Registrations close at midnight Thursday 21 March.

Please register only if you can commit to being there. Government building security means an attendance list must be supplied in advance. Avoid the embarrassment and disappointment of being denied entry if you are not on that list! Building doors will be unmanned after 7.10 pm so entry will be unavailable after that – no exceptions!
To register, email govtliaison@ahe.org.nz (please note the two ‘i’s in liaison) with “AHE MoE Forum” in the Subject Header

On line registrations are found here: https://docs.google.com/a/ahe.org.nz/forms/d/1Q4zsDCfRoTv7sDUw4dz35cvz7ex3we0SFwz9RetrZEs/viewform

Booking is validated once a confirmation email has been received (approximately 48 hours.)

Family Name:           First Name/s:
Suburb:                       Home Phone:                                                Mobile:
E-mail:                        AHE Member: Yes / No / I am applying
http://www.aucklandhomeeducators.org.nz/join-us/

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From the Smiths:

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

Updated 2 February 2013:  One year on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here

*****

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:

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

and

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/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://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/

Home education events in New Zealand during February

Greetings, here are some of the home education events in New Zealand during February.

13 February 2014: Annual Home Education Celebration with AHE

14-16 February 2014 Christian Homeschoolers Family Summer Getaway

From 18 February 2014  Kai Iwi Lakes Campout, Home Educators and Friends

20-24 February 2014 NZ’s 3rd Unschooling Retreat

21-23 February 2014  Inspire for young girls 12+

June 2014 Heart RetreatGeneral inquiries: ClanAbs@xtra.co.nz

2014 possibly Diana Waring again

October 2015 Tedd Trip conferences in New Zealand http://www.shepherdpress.com/product/shepherding-a-childs-heart/

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From the Smiths:

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

Updated 2 February 2013:  One year on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here

*****

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:

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

and

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/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/