July 9, 2020

‘Worldviews in Conflict: Christianity vs Humanism’

An email from Renton Maclachlan

Greetings

I thought you may be interested in my new 13 part video series:

‘Worldviews in Conflict: Christianity vs Humanism’.

It looks at what a worldview is, how we got the one we have, and the fact the Bible presents to us a worldview. It then addresses in a very accessible way the Biblical and Humanistic worldviews. At every opportunity the series utilises animated graphics, videos, and images, to illustrate the spoken word.

Below is a link to its dedicated website:

worldviewsonline.com

The website has a number of short preview clips from the series. The individual episodes vary in length with the total viewing time of the series being 5.5 hours. 

There are two options for purchase….one download only, and the other download plus the series on an attractive credit card size Flash Drive.

Extras on the site include a variety of articles illustrating a Biblical worldview approach to various subjects.

The series is suitable for personal, and group study. On the website under ‘Resources’ are some suggestions on how it could be used.

I would appreciate it if you could pass this email on to all and sundry, especially any who you think may be interested.

All the best

Renton Maclachlan

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Needing help for your home schooling journey: https://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 started: https://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/
and
Information on getting an exemption: https://hef.org.nz/exemptions/
This link is motivational: https://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/
Exemption Form online: https://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/
Beneficiaries: https://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-cate

Information on U.E/tertiary options for home educated students needed

From Cynthia Hancox: http://www.cynthiahancox.com/uploads/1/8/7/6/18766422/4363693.jpg

Do you have a child who has gained entry to University (or Polytech) in the last 3 or so years, or struggled to do so? I need your help….(please share with regional groups)
I’m planning to write up current information on U.E/tertiary options for homeschool students. Things have changed quite a bit in the last few years, with entry to uni and in some cases polytechs becoming tougher, at least on the face of it. I would love to hear from anyone who is willing to share:
*What uni/polytech their child gained entry to
*What degree or program of study they entered
*How old they were, and in what year they gained entry
*How they gained entry – what qualification or other options were used to meet entry requirements?

If your child could NOT gain entrance to their choice of tertiary program, I’d like to hear about your experiences too.

If you could please send this information to me via my Contact page, it would be greatly appreciated. http://www.cynthiahancox.com/contact.html

Your information will be used to inform me as I check current options and write them up. No personal stories or information will be shared, unless I have your express permission to do so and it is relevant to what I write up. Data may be collated and shared as totals – eg X number of homeschool students gained entry via Y out of those responding.

http://www.cynthiahancox.com/contact.html

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Needing help for your home schooling journey: https://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 started: https://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/
and
Information on getting an exemption: https://hef.org.nz/exemptions/
This link is motivational: https://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/
Exemption Form online: https://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/
Beneficiaries: https://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-cate


Taratahi Agriculture Training School

A note from Gwenda Smithies

I thought you might be interested in putting the following info out to NZ homeschoolers…

Last year we discovered Taratahi Agriculture Training School.  They offer distance learning courses in agriculture and their courses give you NCEA credits.  You can choose whether you want to do level 1, 2 or 3 courses.  Our son did sufficient level 3 credits (14 credits) to gain an entire subject for the purposes of University Entrance.  You don’t have to have done levels 1 and 2 before level 3.  Our son went straight to level 3 and the material was straightforward.

Taratahi post out all required materials and offer a wide range of agriculture areas to choose from  – for example you can study sheep breeding, how to improve soil health, recognizing common pasture plants and lots of other things.  You can do as many or as few courses as you want.  It is totally flexible and the workload required for each course is not high.  There is a cost but it is not unreasonable.  We were their first ever homeschoolers but they liked the experience of having homeschoolers!  They have now streamlined a process to make it easier for other homeschoolers to get qualifications and credits in agriculture.  We think this is a brilliant option for homeschoolers.  Their website is https://www.taratahi.ac.nz/programmes/primary-industries-in-schools  This site contains all the various options for secondary school-age students.  You will notice that they also offer some pretty cool on-farm courses but these practical courses are not available in all parts of New Zealand, however we can certainly all access the many distance-learning options (scroll to the bottom of the page on that site to find the distance learning section).

Regards, Gwenda Smithies rgsmithies@xtra.co.nz

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Needing help for your home schooling journey: https://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 startedhttps://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttps://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: https://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

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

WHY I’M THROUGH WITH HOMESCHOOLING

A great article to read:

As many longtime readers know, we homeschooled our two daughters, now both graduated. We live on a rural 20-acre homestead on which we are endeavoring to become food self-sufficient. With a home business, the kids grew up with both parents constantly present and involved. With the blessings of God, we were able to give our girls what has become increasingly rare in modern society: an old-fashioned, home-oriented, wholesome childhood.

When I first started writing this column in April 2008, our daughters were 12 and (almost) 10 years old, smack in the middle of their formative educational years. Currently they are 21 and (almost) 19. Seems hard to believe they’re both young adults now. How has homeschooling worked for them?

Most homeschooling parents, over the years, receive the usual litany of ignorant censure and snarks from self-appointed critics. “What about socialization!” “Won’t your kids grow up stunted and ignorant?” “Why can’t you just be normal?”

Back when homeschooling was still something of a novelty, no one knew what the long-term effects of parental teaching would be like. (Historical examples of successful home education were, of course, dismissed.) Would our children grow up to be unsocial, stunted, ignorant, abnormal and unable to function in modern society?

Of course not. But it wasn’t until Dr. Brian Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute started quantifying and statistically analyzing the long-term “legacy effect” of homeschooling that it was numerically justified in the eyes of the wider world. Society began realizing what parents and defenders have known for decades: Homeschooling works. It works beautifully. It doesn’t just work academically; it works emotionally, intellectually, morally, psychologically, sexually and just about any other factor that can be made into an adverb.

At a time when general lunacy is the norm in public schools, at a time when teachers blatantly admit their goal is to brainwash students, my husband and I knew the only option was to teach the children ourselves (private schools aren’t available in our remote rural area). Interestingly, because our local public school district is so bad, many of the rural children around us are homeschooled as well, so we found ourselves surrounded by a vibrant community of families with similar goals. Our girls never lacked for friends.

So where are our daughters now? How did homeschooling work for them?

Besides volunteer work at county animal shelter, the first paid job both girls held was working as housekeepers for an upscale motel owned by friends. (Oddly, this provoked sneers of contempt from a certain unnamed critic who claimed maid work was demeaning. He never explained why.) In this job, our daughters honed their time management and efficiency skills, and earned glowing letters of recommendation.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/why-im-through-with-homeschooling/#VGtlHGw7ukhu4Lkt.99

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

https://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 startedhttps://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttps://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational:https://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online:https://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events:https://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

 

Exciting news from Canterbury University for Home Educators

Great news from Canterbury University
Home-school Student Award
Hi,

 I’d like to bring to your attention some recent work we have been doing at the University of Canterbury clarifying progression to university for home-school students. There are several pathways for home-school students to gain admission to UC for degree level study, which are outlined on a new web page we have created. Also for the first time UC Arts is offering a College Award especially for home-school students, which is tied to one of those pathways.

 UC Arts is offering home-schooled students the opportunity to receive a College Award of $3000 towards fees in their first year of full time study in a BA, MusB, or BFA.

 Please contact us if you would like to discuss ways that we can promote this offer to home-school students through your networks, or if you have questions about the College Award or the STAR programme.

For any enquiries about Special Admission or the STAR Programme please contact:
Franka Menzies, Academic Processes Co-ordinator 
franka.menzies@canterbury.ac.nz

For any enquiries about the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music or the UC Arts Home-School College Awards contact:
College of Arts Student Advisors 
artsdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

 Regards

Tim Winfield
Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
College of Arts, University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 364 2987 ext 6756, Room 409, Karl Popper Building (view map)
www.arts.canterbury.ac.nz FollowUC Arts:

 

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Please share this information with other home educators and home education groups you are in

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Needing help for your home schooling journey: https://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 startedhttps://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttps://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: https://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: https://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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