September 4, 2015


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Home Schooling New Zealand Meetings, Aug 10 – Nov 6 2015

A message from Cynthia Hancox and dates for some meetings coming up soon:

Just for everyone’s info – meetings happening throughout the North Island and top of the South over the next few weeks. This is a great chance to find out more about Home Schooling NZ, ACE if you like, but also more options for high school. HSNZ offer excellent support, and the option to get an official record of learning which can help our kids gain access to further training etc. Contact details and dates below.

The Principal of Home Schooling New Zealand, Todd Roughton, is travelling to various parts of the country to meet and talk with any interested homeschooling families.

While Home Schooling New Zealand is accredited to administrate ACE Certificates in New Zealand, as a charitable Christian trust dedicated to assisting the Christian community in the area of homeschooling, its interests are much broader than just ACE. HSNZ families use a wide variety of curricula, and Todd’s job includes assisting families to find the pathway that best meets the needs of their individual children.

The purpose of the visit is to help, support and encourage homeschooling families, as well as to answer any queries. This may be of particular interest to those with questions about homeschooling options at secondary level for their growing children.

Todd’s background includes teaching in New Zealand state primary, intermediate and secondary schools, three years ESOL teaching in Europe, nine years in New Zealand Christian schools (including four as principal), nine years working for the Tertiary Education Commission as a Literacy/Numeracy specialist, and a decade as a private educational consultant and producer of curriculum materials. He and Riety (a secondary school language teacher) have successfully homeschooled their own four children, and for the last four years they have run the Whangarei-based HSNZ office.

Todd’s itinerary is as follows:

Monday August 10th –Marton/Ashhurst/Palmerston North
Contact: Marton: Suzy Rea, ngamara@xtra.co.nz , 06 327 4422
Contact: Palmerston North: Victoria Ferma, wvferma@gmail.com, 06 355 5757
Tuesday August 11th – Foxton/Levin/Otaki
Contact: Denise Small, caitlinsmum2004@hotmail.com , 06 368 0843
Wednesday August 12th – Waikanae/Paraparaumu/Porirua
Contact: Kayla Fox, jaredfox@paradise.net.nz , 04 904 8869
Thursday August 13th – Wellington
Contact: Mark & Ate Sherwood, mark.sherwood@xtra.co.nz , 04 383 6961
Friday August 14th – Lower Hutt/Upper Hutt/ Carterton
Contact: Nicola Wharekawa, ricwhare@paradise.net.nz, 04 970 0596
Monday – Tuesday August 24th – 25th Tauranga area
Contact: Rechelle Hanson shekinah96@gmail.com (022) 301 2507
Wednesday-Thursday August 26th – 27th Hamilton area
Contact: HSNZ office hschool@xtra.co.nz (09) 459 5626
Monday/Tuesday August 31st -September 1st – Waitara/New Plymouth/Inglewood
Contact: Daryn Short, , daryn@rexshort.co.nz , 027 269 5935
Wednesday September 2nd – Stratford/Hawera
Contact: HSNZ office hschool@xtra.co.nz (09) 459 5626
Thursday September 3rd – Wanganui
Contact: HSNZ office hschool@xtra.co.nz (09) 459 5626
Monday November 2nd – Friday November 6th Atawahi/Nelson/Collingwood/Motueka/Wakefield/Richmond area
Contact: HSNZ office hschool@xtra.co.nz (09) 459 5626

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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 startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://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

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

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Bay of Plenty Symphonia – RISING STARS 2015 CONCERT

PO Box 14073, Tauranga 3143 www.bopsymphonia.org.nz

Dear Home Schooler

Attached (see below) is some information about our upcoming RISING STARS finals concert on Friday 4th September.  This year we have six great young musicians who will compete for the title in the Concerto Competition, and the winning piece in the inaugural Composition Competition will also be on the programme.  See attached (See below) for more details!

Please encourage all your students and parents to come along and support these talented young people. Their hard work and dedication is a real inspiration to all of us.  We recommend you buy your tickets in advance to avoid queues on the night and avoid the possibility of being turned away if the theatre is sold out!

Please get back to me if you’d like any more information.

Best regards

Maggie

Maggie Gething

President, BOP Symphonia

Ph:  07 549 5547 or 021 144 2028

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Attached information:

Bay of Plenty Symphonia presents the finals concert of this year’s Rising Stars Competitions. Six talented young musicians from Bay of Plenty schools will perform a movement from their chosen concerto, accompanied by the orchestra. The works to be played are mostly classics of the repertoire and will be well known to music lovers. The finalists are:

  • Phoebe Cho (Bethlehem College): Beethoven – Piano Concerto No.3
  • Jessie Colbert (John Paul College, Rotorua): Dittersdorf – 2nd Concerto for Double Bass
  • Soomin Kim (Tauranga Girls’ College): Grieg – Piano Concerto.
  • Esther Lee (Otumoetai Intermediate School): Haydn – Cello Concerto No.1
  • Janet Reid (Bethlehem College): Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto
  • Andrew Robinson (Tauranga Boys’ College): Weber – Clarinet Concerto No. 1.

Their performances will be judged by a panel of prestigious judges comprising musicologist Peter Walls ONZM, pianist Rae de Lisle ONZM and Bassoonist Ben Hoadley. While the panel deliberates, 14 year old violinist Anna Lee, who was the winning Rising Star in 2013, will perform Wieniawski’s Légende with the Symphonia.
For the first time in this biennial competition, Bay of Plenty Symphonia has included a Composition category. The concert will feature a performance by the orchestra of the winning piece, Soomin Kim’s Warmth of Passion.
Prizes will be presented by the Deputy Mayor of Tauranga, Kelvin Clout.
RISING STARS 2015
Conducted by Justus Rozemond
Friday 4th September, 7.00 pm, Graham Young Youth Theatre, Tauranga Boys College
TICKETS: $24 Adult; $21 Senior; $20 Members and Friends of BOPS; $10 Student.(Plus service fee) Book at www.iticket.co.nz or phone 0508 iTICKET, or at Creative Tauranga, Willow Street.
Door sales: $26 Adult; $23 Senior; $22 Members and Friends of BOPS; $12 Student.

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Please share/forward this link with other home educators.

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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 startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://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

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

 

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Warehouse Stationery – Get NZ Writing

From Warehouse Stationery:

We’re encouraging Kiwi children to handwrite these school holidays, because handwriting helps them learn, create and feel great.

To do this, we’ve created a cool selection of postcards instore so children can write a message and send it to someone they love in New Zealand for FREE.

You’ll find them instore. So come down to your local Warehouse Stationery and get writing!

LEARN MORE ›

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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 startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://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

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

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ENGAGE 2015 Family Discipleship & Home Education Conference

An Email from Kris Baines:

Hi All,

Just a note to say registrations are now open for the ENGAGE 2015 Family Discipleship & Home Education Conference here in Christchurch, to be held 14-15 Aug. We are hosting this conference with the aim to encourage and equip home-educating families in their task. It will also be a time for spiritual refreshment, a time to renew vision/direction, and a time to network and fellowship with like-minded families. The conference will feature local speakers and some live “skype-ins” from international speakers (including Scott Brown & Kevin Swanson).

Early bird pricing applies until 17 July.

Please visit http://www.engageconference.org.nz for more info and to register.

Please advise if you require any posters/flyers for your church/organisation.

Blessings,

Kris Baines

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Please share/forward this link with other home educators.

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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 startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://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

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

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Some Coming Events for Home Education 2015

Greetings, here are some of the home education events in New Zealand over the next few months.

Map of new zealand

22 May 2015 Te Anau Home Education Conference -  contact: Nancy (03) 249-8166 gnbarnes@xtra.co.nz or kelly  (03) 249 7707
22 May 2015 Meeting Dipton – 7:30pm Getting Started in Home Education - contact Liz (03) 248-5084
23 May 2015 Invercargill Home Education conference: contact Diane newstart@xtra.co.nz
25 May 2015 Dunedin Home Education Conference – contact Claire 021 295 8953 teamlatta@gmail.com
26 May 2015 Oamaru Home Education Conference – contact Tani (03) 434-9253 tani.t.newton@gmail.com
27 May 2015  Meeting Rangioria contact Lennie jandl@e3.net.nz
28 May 2015 Blenheim Home Education Conference  - Ana apanoho@gmail.com
29 May 2015 Wellington Home Education Conference – Upper Hutt – Sara  conradandsara@xtra.co.nz
29 May 2015 Wellington Home Education Conference – TawaSara  conradandsara@xtra.co.nz

June 2015 HEART Retreat Matamata

3 – 5 July 2015 Staveley Life Learners Family Camp

24 July – 25 July 2015 FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP & HOMESCHOOL WINTER CONFERENCE 2015 – Growing Great Christian Families Contact Sara admin@familydiscipleship.nz

24 July 2015  Learn Nothing Day

28-30 August 2015 HEART Northland - more info to come

18 – 20 Sept 2015 Staveley Life Learners Family Camp

19-24 October 2015 HEAW Home Education Awareness week NZ

? October 2015 East Coast Mini HEART retreat in Wairoa

? October/November 2015 MHE Home and Country Show

? October  2015 TRIBE: Natural Learning & Parenting Camp

27 – 29 Nov 2015 Staveley Life Learners Family Camp

2016

February 2016 Christian Homeschoolers Family Summer Getaway

February 2016 Unschooling Retreat, Foxton Boys Brigade

February 2016 South Island Life Learners Camp 2016 South Canterbury

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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 startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://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/

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