Saturday 20 May, 9 am – 5 pm
Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls’ Grammar School
Come and join us for an inspirational day of encouragement, ideas and networking to help you in your home-schooling journey. The AHE Learning Together Conference is a ‘locally produced’ event designed to help parents on their home-schooling journey. Whether you’re investigating home-schooling as an option for your child, or have been underway for many years -there’s something for everyone!
Home-schooling is a great way to set a family culture. It’s a way to bond to one another, to hold to each other, to create a kind of community with each other that can withstand even the hardest stuff.
My home-school success is not based on my children’s achievement in maths or writing. But in my ability to stay connected to the people my children are, not who I hope they will be. Allow your home-school life to create space for discovery…
We will have main speakers, plenty of workshops to choose from, time to talk with other home-schooling parents, and peruse available vendors.
8.00 am Registrations open
9.00 am Keynote speaker: Kate Jaunay
Once Upon a Time – a Home-Educating Story
10.00 am Morning tea and Vendors
10.45 am Session 1 – Workshops (1 hour)
12.00 pm Session 2 – Workshops (1 hour)
1.00 pm Lunch and Vendors
2.00 pm Keynote speaker: Siobhan Porter
Creating a Community for Yourself and Your Children
2.45 pm Panel: Dads
3.30 pm Session 3 – Workshops (1 hour)
5.00 pm Finish
2017 is the 20th Anniversary for Auckland Home Educators. Home-schooling is alive and well in Auckland – yay – and AHE is still going strong. We’ve asked founding member, Kate Jaunay, and current Director, Siobhan Porter, to share some of their stories, and insights they’ve gained from learning together with their family and community.
Panel Discussion – Dads
Popular demand has seen this panel reappear not as a workshop but for the benefit of all attendees. A panel of experienced home-educating fathers will talk about their participation: cheering from the sidelines to really getting stuck in. If you have questions for the Dads’ Panel please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: All our speakers are home-educators. The views they hold are their own, and not necessarily representative of AHE. We hope you enjoy the variety of speakers and topics. You may choose one workshop per session.
|Unschooling for Excellence
& Val Robb
|Stay Sane Home Management
|Let the Music Speak
|Te Tiriti o Waitangi
|Learning on the Road
|Out of the Box
Lunch and Morning Tea will be provided. We can accommodate some dietary requirements (GF and vegetarian).
Please make other arrangements for your children as we are unable to provide child-care. Breast/bottle-fed babies are welcome, though we would ask that you are sensitive to others if your baby is getting too noisy ?.
A number of vendors selling home-school curriculum and resources will be attending the conference.
Because it is AHE’s 20th year to celebrate we are subsidising conference costs. If you are an AHE member, you receive a concession for the conference (and other AHE run events). If you would like to become a member, please click here to join. (Membership subscription is $20/year or $35 for two years per family).
Early-bird Pricing (register by 20 April)
Individual: $35 ($50 non-member)
Couple: $60 ($85 non-member)
Standard Pricing (registration closes 14 May)
Individual: $45 ($60 non-member)
Couple: $80 ($105 non-member)
Please pay to AHE a/c 12-3011-0543821-04 (Ref ‘name’ and ‘conference’)
If you are a solo-parent we have a limited number of free tickets to the conference; also if you struggling financially we have concessions available. PLEASE contact Irene (email@example.com) if you are in this situation (or could recommend someone who is).
If you live out of Auckland and accommodation/transport costs plus registration are limiting factors, please also contact Irene.
Please contact us about financial assistance before the end of April.
If you have queries or questions feel free to email Irene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/getting-started-2/
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/