March 27, 2015


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Possible conferences in April and May

Below is an email that I have just sent out to a few people. My home has sold, I move out 21 April and leave New Zealand 5 June. So I will be available to speak at a few places around New Zealand. Please take a look at the dates below and if they suit you would you be available to organise a conference in your area?  The dates that are confirmed are set, but the other dates may be able to be moved around a little. Please contact me if you are interested in organising a conference in your area barbara@hef.org.nz, 06 357 4399 or 021 0278 2221

While I still have a van in New Zealand and while I wait for my container to arrive in Tasmania I thought I would travel around New Zealand doing conferences and visiting family and friends before leaving. I will be back regularly (with my adopted and guardianship children to see birth parents) but I wont have my own vehicle.

So before I go would you like me to talk in your area? If so, then are these dates below suitable? It is not a big task: 1. Book a reasonably cheap hall (usually a Church hall); 2. advertise in your area; 3. take registrations – either pre conference or just on the day; 4. have tables so that I can set out a bunch of books for sale; 5. serve up morning, afternoon tea or supper; 6. clean up.

If you would like me to talk, and have others talk too, I would like to have a slot for a “State of the Nation” talk – about 45min to an hour. (45min then 15 min for Q & A.)(Included in the talk will be the MoE “work programme” next steps, National Library and Asylum.)

Travelling with me will be Suzannah Rowntree (Australian). Bio and talk info below.

Travelling Barbara, Grace 9 and Suzannah

27 – 30 April half day conference in Wanganui

1 May drive to Hamilton
2 May Conference in Hamilton – confirmed
3 May Fellowship and rest day
4 May Auckland (get harp fixed) visit family
5 May half day conference at  (possibly Tauranga)/ or Rotorua
6 May half day conference Taupo
7 May Rest day Palmerston North get ready for SI
8 May Leave for Nelson
9 May Conference in Nelson
10 May Fellowship at Nelson Church and rest day
11 May Drive to Takaka half day conference Takaka
12 May or half day morning conf Takaka and drive to Nelson
13 May Half day conference Wesport
14 May Half day conference Hokitika – confirmed
15 May drive to Wanaka
16 May possibly available to speak for half a day in Wanaka 16, 18, 19, or 20 (Will let you know as one of those days we will be taking a trip up to the Hakataramea Valley via the Lindis)
17 May Rest day in Wanaka
18-20 May Visit with family and sightseeing
21 May Drive to Te Anau
22 May Conference Te Anau (Possible Suzannah bus trip to Mitre Peak?) Drive out to Dipton
23 May Conference Invercargill (drive to Dunedin in the evening or early morning 24th)
24 May Fellowship and rest day in Dunedin
25 May Conference Dunedin – confirmed
26 May half day conf Oamaru, Timaru or Ashburton
27 May half day conf in Ashburton, Christchurch/Rangiora or Cheviot
28 May Half day conf in Blenheim
29 May Travel to Wellington half day conf in Wellington
30 May Put Suzannah on Plane in Wellington.
30 May to 3 June Palmerston North/Masterton/Levin
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2011 South Island tour Craig and Barbara

2013 South Island tour Barbara

2015 South Island tour Barbara and Suzannah

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Workshop Electives offered by Barbara Smith
http://hef.org.nz/2007/workshop-electives-offered-by-barbara-smith/

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Barbara’s Bio
Barbara - Media
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. Barbara is the author of Training our Children.
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Suzannah is available to speak at the conferences 22 April – 30 May.
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Suzannah’s bio:
Suzannah RowntreeWhen 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.
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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.

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Suggestions for programme and costs
Full day conference could look something like this
Suggested fee $15.00:
Registration 9am
First session 9:30 – 10:30am
Second session 11:00 – 12:30pm
Bring own lunch
Third session 1:30 – 2:30pm
Fourth session 3-4pm
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Half day conference could look something like this -
Suggested  fee $10.00 :
Registration 2:30pm
First session 3-4pm
Second session 4:30 – 6pm
Bring and share Dinner
Third session 7- 8:30pm
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The entry fee pays for the venue, morning, afternoon tea and supper and to help with my travel costs.
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I am looking forward to seeing many of you again or for the first time.
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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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Shepherding the Heart Tour has begun

From Erena:

Tedd and Margy Tripp

We have just had the most wonderful time in Auckland with Tedd and Margy Tripp with over 500 people attending this event. Thanks to those who helped, including a number of homeschooling families and teens.

Here’s what people have been saying:

  •  ”Very blessed to have been at the conference today. Love Tedd and Margy’s very down to earth and clear way of explaining biblical truth.”
  • “Wonderful course on parenting children of all ages…..”
  • “So good to be reminded of importance of shepherding the heart and how to be godly parents!”
  • “Great conference in Auckland. Really challenged and encouraged in my parenting.”
  • “If you are thinking about going, go! The rest of the country is in for a treat.”

Final cut off dates for the rest of NZ:

Actual programme varies according to location.

Like us on Facebook:

Kind regards,

The Organisers

Shepherding the Heart NZ Tour 

Ph 06 8766079 or 0274790002

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Please feel free to repost, forward or pass on  this email

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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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Final cut off dates for the Shepherding the Heart Tour with Tedd and Margy Tripp

Shepherding the Heart Tour NZ

Final cut off dates for the Shepherding the Heart Tour with Tedd and Margy Tripp are as follows:

Actual programme varies according to location.

Like us on Facebook:

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.

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

Feel free to contact us 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

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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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Some Coming Events for Home Education 2015

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

March 2015 Tedd Trip conferences in New Zealand

20 & 21 March - Aucklandhttp://shepherdingthehearttour.co.nz/?page_id=27

24 & 25 March - Palmerston North - http://shepherdingthehearttour.co.nz/?page_id=30

26 March - Hawke’s Bayhttp://shepherdingthehearttour.co.nz/?page_id=33

27 & 28 March - Christchurchhttp://shepherdingthehearttour.co.nz/?page_id=36

2 May 2015 Hamilton (THEN) Home Educators Conference: contact Margaret (07) 843 5656 email:  mmaryt@hotmail.com (numbers limited)

9 May 2015 AHE Learning together 2015 Home Education Conference

9 May Conference in Nelson – still to be confirmed
11 May  half day afternoon conference Takaka – still to be confirmed
12 May or half day morning conf Takaka and drive to Nelson – still to be confirmed
13 May Half day conference Wesport – still to be confirmed
14 May Half day conference Hokitika – still to be confirmed
16 May possibly available half day Conference Wanaka 16, 18, 19, or 20 (Will let you know as one of those days we will be taking a trip up to the Hakataramea Valley via the Lindis)
22 May Conference Te Anau – still to be confirmed
23 May Conference Invercargill – still to be confirmed
25 May 2015 Conference Dunedin, Confirmed
26 May half day conf Oamaru, Timaru or Ashburton – still to be confirmed

27 May half day conf in Ashburton, Christchurch/Rangiora or Cheviot – still to be confirmed
28 May Half day conf in Blenheim – still to be confirmed
29 May Half day conf in Wellington - still to be confirmed

June 2015 HEART Retreat Matamata

24 July 2015  Learn Nothing Day

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

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

2016

February 2016 Christian Homeschoolers Family Summer Getaway

February 2016 Unschooling Retreat, Foxton Boys Brigade

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Please feel free to repost, forward or pass on  this email

Please do so with the whole post. Thankyou

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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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9 May 2015 AHE Conference

PENCILS HEADER

Learning Together 2015 – Home Education Conference

Saturday 9 May, 9am – 5pm at ACG Parnell College (see map in links below)

AHE warmly invites you to attend our Learning Together 2015 Home Education conference.

It’s our hope that the A.H.E Learning Together Conference will be an opportunity for you as a home-educating parent to be inspired, encouraged and equipped for the daily rhythm of learning together with your child/ren. We hope too that you will get to meet other
home-schooling parents and enjoy some good discussions and connections. We are thrilled with the quality and experience of our speakers and workshop facilitators. Whether you’re investigating home-education for the first time, or on a well-trodden path, we hope the conference will give you tools and enthusiasm for the road.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE

Download the Learning Together 2015 Conference Pack

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

8.15 am Registration

9.00 am First speaker: Stephanie Walmsley – Creating a Home Where Learning Happens

10.00 am Morning tea/Vendors

10.45 am Workshop 1 (1 hour)

12 noon Workshop 2 (1 hour)

1.00 pm Lunch/Vendors

2.15 pm Second speaker: Larne Edmeades – Growing Great Learners

3.00 pm Main Panel Discussion

3.45 pm Workshop 3 (1 hour)

4.45 pm Finish

 

COSTS

costs

PAYMENT INFORMATION

Auckland Home Educators

12-3011-0543821-04

Please use your first name(s) and surname as references

 

To find out more, please download our Learning Together 2015 Conference Pack This pack has all the information on speakers, workshops, panel discussions and cost. You can only register online so please click here to register

For any queries please email conference@ahe.org.nz

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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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