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Meeting Rangiora 6pm 27 May 2015

Meeting in Rangiora

27 May 2015

6-9:30pm

Contact: Lennie jandl@e3.net.nz

Venue: 17 Buckley’s Road

Programme:

6:00pm Barbara “State of the Nation”

7:30pm Suzannah “Finishing the Race: How Home Education Prepared Me for Life”? for youth and their parents

There will also be books for sale at the conference

Barbara’s Bio
Barbara, widow of Craig Smith, has been home educating her eight children 35 years (29 years with an exemption). Had pre-schoolers for 30 years, breast fed for 22 years. So I know what it is like to be trying to teach the children with a preschooler or two and having a baby crying out for another feed and two loads of washing needing to be hung out. I still have at least seven years ahead of me so I have to be able to last the long haul.
Suzannah’s bio:

When Suzannah Rowntree isn’t travelling the world to help out friends
in need, she lives in a big house in rural Australia with her family,
writing fiction and non-fiction and trying to beat her previous
number-of-books-read-in-a-year record. She blogs the results at
www.vintagenovels.com and is the author of several books including War
Games, a Christian guide to classic literature, and Pendragon’s Heir,
a novel for young people. As a home-ed graduate, Suzannah has also
been active in advocating home education both in Australia and New
Zealand.

Suzannah’s topic

“Finishing the Race: How Home Education Prepared Me for Life”?

Where are young home-ed graduates now? In this talk I’ll give case
study of 4 home-ed grads, one of whom was home-educated through high school by a mother with chronic illness. I’ll also discuss some of the most important life lessons I learned from my parents, demonstrate how home-ed graduates are thinking outside the box when it comes to higher education and employment, and provide examples of how my own and other parents prepared their children for life.

“State of the Nation” covers:
  • MOE
  • National Library
  • Asylum
  • Future of the Home Education Foundation

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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.

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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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Oamaru Home Education Conference

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Date: 26 May 2015
Venue: Oamaru Reformed Church, 4 Eden Street (go to back door)
Contact: Tani (03) 434-9253 tani.t.newton@gmail.com

Cost: $15.00 per family

Programme:
1:30 Registrations
1:45 Welcome and Introductions
2:00-3:00  Barbara “Avoiding Burnout: Keeping going when the Going gets Tough”
3:00-3:30 afternoon tea
3:30-4:30 Suzannah “Finishing the Race: How Home Education Prepared Me for Life”?
4:45-5:45 Barbara “Training Children’s Minds, Tools of Learning and Motivation”
5:45-7:00 Dinner break where people can either go home to have dinner or bring a shared crockpot dinner
7:00-8.00 Barbara “The Biblical Trustee Family”
8:05-8:30 Barbara State of the Nation
8:30-9:00ish Q&A

There will be a resource table and 2nd hand tables for people to bring surplus curriculum to browse during the breaks

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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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Wellington Home Education Conference – Tawa

TAWA

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Date: 29 May 2015
Venue: Tawa Baptist Church
Cost: $5.00
7:00pm Registration
7:15-8:15pm “Finishing the Race: How home Education Prepared Me for Life”?
8:15-9:00 “State of the Nation” – MoE update, National Library, Asylum etc.
9:00pm  supper (Please bring a plate for supper)
There will be a sales table

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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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Blenheim Home Education Conference

Date: 28 May 2015
Venue:  Witherlea Bible Chapel Hall, 49 Wither Rd, Blenheim (by cell phone tower!)
Contact: Ana apanoho@gmail.com
Cost: $5.00 Afternoon or evening session, $10.00 for both
Programme:
2.30pm Arrive/cup of tea – informal chat
3.00pm-4.30pm: Barbara Smith - Avoiding Burnout: Keeping Going When the Going Gets Tough
4.30pm-6.00pm: Suzannah Rowntree - Finishing the Race: How Home Education Prepared me for Life?  This session would be particularly suitable for our older children to attend.
6.00pm Shared tea
7:00pm Barbara State of Nation and encouragement
 
Books and some secondhand resourses for sale

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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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