September 20, 2014


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Home educators and NCEA 1 & 2

Home Educating and wanting to sit NCEA 1 & 2 then read this email from Bev Tagg at EmployNZ

Hi Barbara,

As discussed, please pass the following information to the Parents / Students involved in home school.

At EmployNZ we work with students that decide to achieve their NCEA 1 and 2 and have left school for various reasons, or have decided they want these qualifications and have been home schooled or learning via correspondence.

EmployNZ is an approved PTE with NZQA  category 1 status, been in Tauranga since July 2000 offering a range of courses.

We achieve this with the following Free courses –

National Certificate in Employment Skills – Level 1, National Certificate in Computing Level 2 and Business Administration Level 2. National Certificate in Hospitality – Foundation Skills Level 1.

Within these qualifications we include NCEA 1 and / or 2.

Once they have these qualifications they can then go onto further education or look for employment which is discussed as part of their learning plan and chosen pathway.

Each course is 20 weeks, at Cameron Rd or Fraser St, Tauranga or Te Puke; Monday to Thursday 8.3am to 3pm and Friday 8.30 am to 12.30pm approximately.

We look forward to answering any questions or inquiries parents or students may have.

Feel free to contact me.

Cheers

Bev Tagg

Moderation / Tutor

P: 07 577 0177 Ext 803

F: 07 577 0172

M: 027 652 1445

Email: bev@employnz.net.nz

399 Cameron Rd

TAURANGA 3144

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“A Parent’s Perspective on College” Voddie Baucham Webinar (free)

It is a question faced by almost every parent of a high schooler.

‘What should we do about college?’ Or perhaps, ‘Where can my student get the best education without compromising their values?’

You want your student to be prepared for success, but at what cost (financially, spiritually, etc.)?

A Parent’s Perspective on College

Join nationally renowned Christian speaker Voddie Baucham and his daughter, Jasmine, for a free 60 minute webinar, as they share their perspectives on college – and learn why and how they made the decision they did for Jasmine to pursue and earn her bachelor’s degree.

The questions are real and the stakes are high.

The webinar is free and it takes about 20 seconds to register (which you can do by clicking here). More importantly, you’ll learn how your student can ‘own their education’, pursue focused academic excellence, and go after the dreams God has given them while earning their degree.

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated 1 May 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:

http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

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/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

 

 

 

Changes to University Entrance for 2014

This is the link to the new University Entrance minimum standards from 2015.
Relevant if you have children in year 12 (or below) this year, who intend to go to University one day.
http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/news/quals-review-guidelines-update-2/

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated 1 May 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:

http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

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/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Home-schooled students gain edge in US

Surveys show university students taught at home perform better than peers from conventional schools.

Watch the Video here: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2013/04/2013425019031918.html

Two million children in the US are taught by their parents or private tutors at home.

In surveys of standardised achievement tests over the past 20 years, home-schooled children on average scored about 30 percentiles above the median. And of those who went on to higher education, two-thirds earned a degree compared to just over half of their classmates.

Al Jazeera’s Tom Ackerman reports from Washington, DC.

University vs school of life: Degrees no guarantee

More wise words in this link: http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/8208592/University-vs-school-of-life-Degrees-no-guarantee

…Completing a degree does not guarantee employment. It may get your foot in the door because it shows that you are able to commit yourself to something and see it through. What employers really want, is experience. You see that word in almost every job advert, anywhere. Having experience made all the difference in me being able to secure a job in the field I wanted, instead of having to continue on being employed in retail.

How did I get my experience? I volunteered. I gave up my time for free (a thought that a lot of people find strange). This allowed me to meet people who could offer me greater opportunities than just being the person who helped with registration or pack-up at an event. I can say with 100 per cent certainty that if I had not volunteered for two and a half years, I would not have been offered the current job I have, and have had for over a year.

To read the whole article please go to: http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/8208592/University-vs-school-of-life-Degrees-no-guarantee

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated 5 October 2012:  One year 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:

http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

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/

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

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Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill

Make a submission: Reject compulsory Early Education for 3 year olds