March 5, 2015


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Shepherding the Heart Tour – three weeks to go…!

From the Organisers of  Shepherding the Heart NZ Tour:
Please forward to your interested contacts. Being a Christian conference, it naturally comes from a Christian perspective but anyone is welcome to attend.
Just a reminder about the upcoming Shepherding the Heart Tour with international speaker and author, Dr. Tedd Tripp, to be held next month.
****AUTUMN SPECIAL PRICING****
Missed the Earlybird? No problem. Autumn special pricing has kicked in!
Autumn Special pricing closes 8 & 15 March (varies by area)
Pricing also varies, depending on the event so check the website for details:
These events are ideal for anyone who is, or may one day be, a parent – single or married. They will inspire, encourage and equip you through key themes of Grace Based Parenting from the best selling books, Shepherding a Child’s Heart and Instructing a Child’s Heart.
Homeschoolers will also benefit from the Tripps’ teaching, as they draw on a wealth of Christian schooling experience.

Auckland:

Fri 20th (evening) & Sat 21st March – Auckland Conference [including separate Teen Track]

Book now for the Auckland Conference!

 Mon 23rd March – Pastoral Leadership Day with Dr Tedd and Margy Tripp:

Book now for the Pastoral Leadership Day!

Heart White

Palmerston North:

Tues 24th (evening) & Wed 25th March – Palmerston North Conference

Book now for the Palmerston North Conference

Heart White

Hawke’s Bay: (in Hastings)

Thurs 26th March – Men’s Breakfast with Dr Tedd Tripp;

‘Women in the Word’ seminar with Margy Tripp;

Book now for the Men’s Breakfast or ‘Women in the Word’ Seminar

An evening with Dr Tedd Tripp – Free Event

(no registration required – unless you have children attending their programme – but a freewill offering taken on the night)

Heart White

Christchurch:

Fri 27th (evening) & Sat 28th March – Christchurch Conference  [including separate Teen Track]

Book now for the Christchurch Conference

Sun 29th March - Dr Tripp preaches at Bishopdale Reformed Church – (no registration required)

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Who is Dr Tedd Tripp?
Dr. Tedd Tripp is the author of the popular child-rearing book, Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Shepherding a Child’s Heart Parent’s Handbook and co-author with his wife Margy of Instructing a Child’s Heart. Since 1994 Tedd has maintained an extensive ministry as a conference speaker and presenter of Shepherding a Child’s Heart Seminars. His books and video and audio materials are used throughout the world.
“Dr Tripp’s material on parenting is the clearest, most biblically framed, and most helpful that I have ever encountered.” – Dr Edward Welch
*****Teen Track Programmes*****
The Auckland and Christchurch conferences have full-day Teen Track programmes. No Teen Track for PN sorry due to space constraints.
****Registrations are essential!****
We hope you will make the most of this incredible opportunity. Dr Tripp has been booked for this event four years in advance and he is not planning on returning.
Feel free to contact off-list or at shepherdingthehearttournz@gmail.com if you have any questions
Kind regards,
The Organisers
Shepherding the Heart NZ Tour
Ph 06 8766079 or 0274790002
PS Don’t forget: Autumn Special registrations closing midnight 8 & 15 March.
PROGRAMME CONTENT/TOPICS - see further information on the website about the topics covered www.shepherdingthehearttour.co.nz

Topics include: The Call to Formative Instruction; What is a Family?; Living Joyfully Under Authority; Getting to the Heart of Behaviour; and Instructive Discipleship and more…

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Updated 1 October 2014:  Three years 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

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

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NCHENZ Survey closing this weekend – Please fill it out asap

Updated 2/3/15: Survey now closed

This survey is closing this weekend. If you have not already filled it out then please consider doing so asap. The more people who take part in the research the better the study will be and the more help NCHENZ can be to the home educating community.

From NCHENZ – National Council of New Zealand

The NCHENZ would like to hear from all Home Educators not just members.

The 2015 Home Education Survey

February 2015

As you may remember we ran our first Home Education survey in November 2013.  We chose to do this because there were very few studies of home education carried out in New Zealand and therefore very little understanding of the breadth and depth of the community.  This continues to be the case. (From HEF: The Home Education Foundation via TEACH Bulletin did a few survey’s back in the ’80s and ’90s but there have been none in the last 15 or so years except for NCHENZ’s survey back in 2013.)

We are once again hoping to gain a good overview of our existing NCHENZ members; your aims, your concerns and, of course, some basic statistics.
The gathered results may be used to promote the positive aspects of home education, as well as to dispel any myths or misunderstandings held by others in the wider community.  It also informs the direction and issues the NCHENZ committee address within our advocacy role.

Please note that this survey is anonymous.  We are not collecting any identifiable information about respondents with one specific exception which will become clear when you reach the end of the survey.  In this instance it is totally voluntary to answer this question.
Individual responses within the survey will not be shared.  Collated information can and may be shared.  Please see how the 2013 information has been handled by clicking on this link to the Survey Summary pdf file.

As you are not identifiable, we ask that you respect the intent of the survey, and fill it in as accurately and fairly as possible.
The survey should take you approximately five to ten minutes to complete and, hopefully, the questions are self-explanatory.  Please complete it at one sitting as it is not possible to return to alter your responses should you exit part way through. The survey will be available until 7pm on the 22nd February, after which time we will be closing it to further entries.

You are welcome to forward this email on to home educating friends who are not currently members of NCHENZ for them to contribute to the survey.  There is a link at the bottom of this email that allows you to do this.

If you have any questions regarding the survey, please feel free to contact us by email.

On behalf of the National Council of Home Educators New Zealand,

NCHENZ Executive Committee


In the early days of Home Education in New Zealand Craig organised a number of surveys through Keystone and TEACH Bulletin. It was good to get as many home educators as possible to answer the surveys. These surveys were very helpful.

I don’t think any surveys have been done for at least 15 years now except for the NCHENZ 2013 survey.

There have been a couple of indepth studies done in the last 10 years.

Beyond Homeschooling NZ 2013 by Jenny Barkley

and

PhD study on Home Education in New Zealand

It would be wonderful if as many people as possible filled out this anonymous survey being done by NCHENZ.

TEACH magazine surveys are not online at the moment

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Please share this information – thanks

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Updated 1 October 2014:  Three years 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 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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SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festivals and Competitions

A message from Wendy and Sharon

Dear Homeschoolers interested in SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festivals and Competitions (SGCNZ UOSWSF) ,

SGCNZ have appointed liaisons for homeschooling Shakespeare students around New Zealand to answer questions, provide information on SGCNZ events and competitions and collate a database of all homeschool entries to the festivals.

To minimize the volume of inquiries direct to SGCNZ’s director, Dawn, regarding the festivals, please direct all queries to the following people.

*North Island except Wellington Region*

Wendy Crummer

mandwcrummer@clear.net.nz

Tel: 09 2793737

Mob:  021 02374886

*Wellington Region and South Island*

Sharon Callaghan

sharon.callaghan.nz@gmail.com

Tel: 04 234 7898

Mob: 0273 090 681

Please also remember not to contact the University directly as the Festivals are organized by SGCNZ.

Regional festivals commence late March and are completed by the end of April

2015. Regional festival dates can be found at www.sgcnz.org.nz

To register you need to complete two steps:

1. Send your information as follows to the liason for your region (contacts above)

2. Register online, including becoming a Friend of SGCNZ (see below under COSTS)

If you would like assistance with either step, contact Sharon or Wendy and we will be glad to assist.

Step 1. To collate a database of Homeschool entries, details of each Homeschool cluster group entry need to be sent to the above liaisons.

The seven pieces of information that you will need to provide to the liaisons is as follows;

1. Homeschool cluster name (this can be a unique name)

2. Homeschool city/town

3. Region of the Festival you are entering

4. Name of your Group’s organizer/Contact

5. Contact phone numbers – landline and mobile

6. Postal Address for the Database so that the hard copies can be sent to you

7. Email address

Step 2.

Online registrations are now open and close two weeks prior to regional festival dates.

You can edit your registration up to this date if necessary.

COSTS

SGCNZ charges no Entry Fee – the only financial requirement for your participation is payment of a Homeschool cluster SGCNZ Friends’ Subscription. This is a reduced fee of $70.00 per Homeschool cluster, and can be paid online.

You need to be paid up until 31 March 2016 to be eligible to participate. For  this fee you also receive four Newsletters per annum, event discounts and other information and opportunities.

Criteria and information  for the SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival  can be found at

www.sgcnz.org.nz along with information on many other great events.

Please make sure you read the criteria thoroughly, and if you have any questions, please contact either Sharon or Wendy.

Requesting a Mentor

Groups entering the festivals can request an alumnus of previous competitions to mentor their group.

Whether or not your secondary age students have been involved in Shakespeare before or not, the Festivals are a fabulous and exciting ongoing opportunity.

Groups for the 2015 Festivals have already been formed by Wellington and Auckland clusters.

We welcome you to the SGCNZ and are very happy to assist with any questions you may have.

Kind regards

Wendy and Sharon

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Updated 1 October 2014:  Three years 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 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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Tedd Tripp Shepherding the Heart Conferences

The conference below is being organised by The Firelight Foundation, which has been involved in a running a number of homeschooling conferences over the years e.g. Jay Wile, Sally Clarkson, Steve Demme, Terry Small, Andrew Pudewa and others.

It’s been four years in the making, and now we’re delighted to invite you to join with international author and speaker Dr Tedd Tripp for the Shepherding the Heart NZ tour, beginning this March.
imageThese nationwide events are ideal for ANYONE who is a parent. They will inspire, encourage and equip you through key themes from the best selling book, Shepherding a Child’s heart. Being Christian conferences, they naturally come from a Christian perspective but anyone is welcome to attend. Although not specifically for homeschoolers, there are many homeschoolers attending these conferences throughout the country. And there’s an excellent, thought provoking Teen track available in two of the centres.
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*****Tour Dates and Registration Information*****

20 &21 MarchAuckland conference Auckland | Shepherding the Heart Tour NZ

24 & 25 MarchPalmerston North conference Palmerston North | Shepherding the Heart Tour NZ

26 MarchHastings events: various Hawke’s Bay | Shepherding the Heart Tour NZ

27 & 28 MarchChristchurch conference Christchurch | Shepherding the Heart Tour NZ

BONUS EVENT:
Also available for this tour only is a Pastoral Leadership Day specifically for those involved in Pastoral ministry – Pastors, elders, church leaders and their wives, women’s ministry leaders etc.
Venue: Howick Baptist Church  Dr Tedd Tripp, now retired, was Pastor of Grace Fellowship Church for 29 years.
Registrations are essential as Dr Tripp is a very popular
author and speaker!
Beat the Earlybird pricing which finishes on 1 March, 2015

Shepherding the Heart Tour NZ | A place to find out about the Shepherding the Heart Tour of NZ in 2015

*****Who is Tedd Tripp?*****

Dr. Tedd Tripp is the author of the popular child-rearing book, Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Shepherding a Child’s Heart Parent’s Handbook and co-author with his wife Margy of Instructing a Child’s Heart. Since 1994 Tedd has maintained an extensive ministry as a conference speaker and presenter of Shepherding the Heart Seminars. His books and video and audio materials are used throughout the world.

“Dr Tripp’s material on parenting is the clearest, most biblically framed, and most helpful that I have ever encountered.” – Dr Edward Welch

Register now: http://shepherdingthehearttour.co.nz/ before the earlybird pricing finishes on the 1st of March.

The Shepherding the Heart NZ Tour is underwritten and run entirely by volunteers. If you would like to help out with the tour in any way, please email us at shepherdingthehearttournz@gmai l.com . We are also looking for people to be contacts in their local churches who are happy to forward information to their congregation. Email if you can help.
We look forward to having you join us in March at a Shepherding the Heart event around the country
The organising committee
Shepherding the Heart NZ Tour

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Please share this information – thanks

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Updated 1 October 2014:  Three years 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 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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Class Dismissed

FOR WELLINGTON REGION – LAST CHANCE!

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Thank you so much for purchasing tickets to the Wellington screening of Class Dismissed on February 22nd, I really appreciate your support.

The screening is coming up in just over 2 weeks time and I’m really looking forward to meeting some of you there.

There are just 25 tickets left. It would be fantastic to fill the theater, especially since this will be Wellington’s only showing of the film. If you have friends who homeschool or neighbors interested in finding out more about homeschooling, I encourage you to invite them to the screening.

Despite being filmed in the US, the experiences and information shared in the film has a universal appeal. As one recent audience member said after a screening in the US:

“Class Dismissed is a MUST see – especially for those who are thinking about homeschooling and unschooling, or for those who have doubts, or for those who are “in the trenches” and need a shot of inspiration and validation.”

Since I have no direct or effective way to reach homeschoolers in Wellington, I’m reaching out to you to ask that you pass along the information to anyone in your area who might be interested.

Here is the direct link for tickets:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1149730

And here is our Facebook event page that you can use to invite friends:
https://www.facebook.com/events/943506892334840/

Many thanks for your support,

Jeremy Stuart – Director, Class Dismissed.

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Updated 1 October 2014:  Three years 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 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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