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Christian Homeschoolers Family Summer Getaway

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This is a reminder that the Getaway is in the not too distant future so now is the time to be booking it in on your calendar and booking your space at camp.  Remember, you can camp for extra days if you want to.  Some of our regular families spend a few extra days in camp enjoying an extended holiday time.

We had our biggest camp so far last Feb, so past the word around, share the love, and invite some more to join us in Feb 2016.  Below is the brochure with all the details on it.

The Drinnan Clan

Taupo

what’s happening …

The annual Christian Homeschoolers Family Summer Getaway is for Christian homeschooling families to connect with other families for mutual encouragement and friendship. It aims to be …

like-minded

There’s nothing more encouraging than knowing we are not alone in this awesome task of discipling our children at home. Meeting with others who are going through the same triumphs and struggles can lift a tired soul! And how important it is, for our children to have like-minded friends.

family-centred

This is a getaway for the whole family. Enjoy a weekend away or extend your time at the campsite and have a family holiday as well. This is not a camp/conference in the traditional sense, it is families relaxing together.

budget-conscious

Raising a family on a single income is no easy task but God is faithful. So being mindful of this, we have chosen to go to a conventional campsite. There are limited cabins available also. We will let you organise your own family’s food which is much cheaper than paying someone else to cook it and you can meet your own budget requirements.

fun-filled

We have a programme of fun games and activities for the young and not so young, and of course, we are camped right on the shores of beautiful Lake Taupo for swimming, boating, etc! We have a hall on site for fellowship, Sunday morning devotional, or in case it rains.

Friday

7:00 pm Meet in function room, introduce each family

8:00 pm Supper

Saturday

9:30 am Games for all who choose to participate

10:30 am Morning Tea

11:15 pm More Games

12:30 pm Lunch Break

1:30 pm Free time for swimming, fellowshipping, sightseeing, etc

6:00 pm Shared BBQ dinner by function room

7:00 pm Free time/board games in function room/swimming

Sunday

Please pack up your cabin by 10am

10.00 am Devotional Hour – some singing and some sharing

11:30 am Final pack up of tents etc and last swim at lake

any questions?

Murray & Sharon Drinnan  evergreen@farmside.co.nz

I am a companion of all who fear You, and of those who keep Your precepts – Psalm 119:63

TO REGISTER

To book your camping requirements:

Go to www.motuterebay.co.nz

  •  Choose your preferred camping choice.

    Arrival time – 2:00pm onwards Friday, 12 Feb 2016.Departure time – 11:30am Sunday, 14 Feb 2016

  • Book directly with the camp for the weekend of 12-14 Feb 2016. Mention that you are with the Christian Homeschoolers Family Sumer Getaway.
  • You are responsible for your deposit payment, and on arriving at camp, all outstanding payments.
  • Tent sites are priced $18.00 per person over 14yrs. Children 5-14yrs $9.00. Under 5yrs $5.00. A limited number of cabins and flats are available. Prices are subject to change, please see website.
  • Day visitors are welcome for Saturday. Cost: half price of tent site prices. Book directly with the camp. Mention that you are with the Christian Homeschoolers Family Summer Getaway. Please park in the visitors carpark and you are required to depart by 9:00pm.
  • Please note that the showers and laundry facilities are coin operated. If you have any queries about the camp facilities, please ask them directly.
  • Check out the website, it is a beautiful place to camp!

To register for the Christian Homeschoolers Family Summer Getaway:

  • Send an email stating your intention to attend either the whole weekend or as day visitors on Saturday, and the number of adults and children, with their ages, to: evergreen@farmside.co.nz
  • To cover the cost of hall hireage and games, pay $20 per family in cash at Getaway to Murray or Sharon
  • You are responsible for preparing and bringing your own food, cutlery, plates, washing up, etc, for all your meals. The camp has very good kitchen facilities. For the Saturday night shared BBQ, bring your own meat and drinks for your family, and two plates of food (salads, potato dishes, for example) to share. We will provide a gas BBQ to cook the meat on.
  • Please do not bring any alcohol to the Getaway.
  • You are responsible for the supervision, care, and behaviour of your own children.
  • You are responsible for all your camping needs e.g. tents, bedding, etc. 12 – 14 FEB 2016

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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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Get-together with parents who have finished home educating

When: Friday, October 16th, 7.30pm

Where:  Belfast Community Network facility, Sheldon Park, Christchurch. (This is just north of Belfast School, accessed either via Main North Road as you head south, or from Belfast Road, onto March Place and past the Belfast Rugby Club.)

Cost: A gold coin per attendee to cover the cost of the facility.

Contact: Clare nzlyellfamily@gmail.com

Please RSVP asap, space is limited and the response to this has been very enthusiastic!

If you can think of some questions that you’d like to put to the mentors, let Clare  nzlyellfamily@gmail.com know and she will forward them before the event so that they can prepare.

This sure-to-be informative evening is this Friday.

There are a number of experienced home-school parent ‘mentors’ confirmed, who have a variety of philosophies and outcomes, to provide a wide range of experiences to share with you.

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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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Family Economics Conference – 6 & 7 November 2015

Family Economics Conference with Trevlyn McCallum

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Date: 6 and  7 November 2015

Venue: To be advised soon

Cost: Friday night donation/offering and Saturday $10 per family, pay at the door

Programme:

Friday 6th November

5:30pm Shared Meal

Talk starting 6:30/7pm when dinner is finished First talk from Trevlyn The gospel of the kingdom

1.      The kingdom of God

2.     Sovereignty and ownership

3.     Building the kingdom, one family at a time

 

Saturday 7th  November – 3 Sessions

9-10am Talk 2  – The gospel and Wealth

1.      Multi-generational stewardship

2.     Private property

3.     Wealth = it’s goodness and pitfalls

 

10-10:30am Morning tea

 

10:30-11:30am  Talk 3 – The gospel and hard work

1.      No neutrality and the goodness of work

2.     Taking dominion

3.     Work and rewards

 

11:30-1:00pm BYO/shared lunch

 

1-2pm   Talk 4 – The gospel and family economics

1.      Family structure

2.     Family vision

3.     Multi-generational thinking

Q&A session

Afternoon tea and pack-up

If you want to know more please email: tm2015@outlook.co.nz or phone (06) 342 7570

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Trevlyn was born in Zimbabwe, grew up in South Africa and immigrated to Sydney, Australia, in 1999 where he met his wife, Susannah. They are home educating their five children on a 7.5 acre property in beautiful Allens Rivulet (Tasmania), where they hobby farm a flock of close to 30 sheep, 14 chooks, 2 cats, a dog and a horse.
Trevlyn has served as an elder in the Presbyterian Church of Australia, preached at various churches in the Hobart area and organised practical theology conferences. He is the founder of Reformed Resources (http://www.reformedresources.com.au/), an Australian ministry that encourages Christians to apply Scripture to all of life. Trevlyn has written extensively about how to apply God’s Word to life. He is also a founder of The Gospel Agenda (www.thegospelagenda.com.au), a local Tasmanian ministry that promotes the application of the gospel to the family, church and state. As Trevlyn is passionate about how the gospel (and the entire Word of God) is applied to every square inch of life and limits civil government to its sphere of sovereignty, he stood for the Family First Party in the Australian Federal electoral seat of Denison in 2013 (http://www.mypolitician.com.au/federal/candidate/trevlyn-mccallumTrevlyn has worked in managerial positions within some of Australia’s largest financial services companies. He currently works as a financial adviser for a local Hobart small business. Trevlyn has completed financial planning studies and a postgraduate degree ininternational business. He has studied practical theology; in particular Biblical economics, family worship, apologetics, politics and the Bible, ethics/morality and history.
Trevlyn and Susannah are passionate about applying God’s Word to all of life and are trying to build a multi generational vision of faithfulness for their children and grandchildren.
Trevlyn is available to speak at meetings or Church services in Auckland and Hamilton. Please refer to the link above if you are interested in having Trevlyn speak at a meeting or Church service in your area – either a meeting already planned or set up a meeting specially for Trevlyn.
Trevlyn’s meetings in New Zealand so far:
5 November Masterton
7 November Palmerston North

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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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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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Please share/forward this link with other home educators.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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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