February 18, 2020

“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/

 

 

 

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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/

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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.

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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

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Don’t go to university if you’re unsure

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/8217818/Don-t-go-to-university-if-you-re-unsure

Wise comments from the above link:

…I now know that if I stayed and completed seventh form, just to try and get University Entrance, I would have messed around as I would have had no idea what I wanted to do. I have not stopped studying at any time…

If I could give any advice, it would be that if you’re not sure what you want to do, go to a company that does what you think you would like to do, and ask them what qualifications you need to get in to which role.

Get them to explain the roles so you better understand them. They may say you only need a certificate to get a foot in the door; so start from the bottom and get a better understanding of the industry, then make a decision.

Unfortunately, many people coming fresh out of university with degrees are starting off as trainees, working under me for many jobs, for less money.

When I finish, I’ll be 25, with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Diploma in Plant Engineering, and a Degree in Chemical and Process Engineering (with Hons), as well as having two-and-a-half-years’ experience. My student loan will be small as work is paying for most of it (and I’ve saved up money over these two years). I still know many people in the industry that I know would be interested in hiring me, and if worst comes to the worst, I still would have an enjoyable job available to me, doing what I’m doing now.

Don’t go to uni because everyone else is; go because you want to study and work in a field that you’re passionate about, or else you’ll regret it later on. I can guarantee it.

To read the whole article please go to: http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/8217818/Don-t-go-to-university-if-you-re-unsure

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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

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