November 23, 2019

Discovery Challenge

For home school students (aged 15-18 years)

Where: 

Great Barrier Island

When:

  • 2 – 15 Feb 2020

APPLY NOW! 

Join us for a 2 week experience of a life time.Face new challenges, develop new skills, build long lasting friendships and discover new passions through this programme designed specifically for students who are home schooled.

The remote wilderness, friendly community and experienced team at Hillary Outdoors combine to provide this residential wilderness experience that you’ll never forget. Our limited access to technology with unsurpassable access to the environment, create the ideal backdrop for a programme full of learning and discovery.

Customised for home school students:

  • Students take part in teams of 10, enabling them to foster a strong team culture and build long lasting friendships
  • Each team is accompanied by an experienced and enthusiastic Hillary Outdoors instructor, who will encourage, challenge and support each individual throughout the programme
  • Each team has input into their programme, helping to select activities which interest and challenge them. This means each programme is tailored to meet the needs of the students
  • The programme includes the opportunity to undertake two level 2 unit standards, for those wanting to add to their record of achievement or get a head start on level 2
  • Pastoral care is provided outside of activity time . This staff member will help students capture and transfer their learning through evening sessions and activities. They are also available 24/7 if participants should have any other needs

For more information about how the programme works and the features, download this leaflet.

Take a look at some testimonials from South Canterbury Home Educators and what their students had to say about participating in a 5 day programme.

Costs and Travel:

$1,760 inc GST per student. This includes all meals, accommodation, activities, instruction, technical equipment, transport from Auckland and all on island transport. Travel will be arranged for participants from Auckland Airport.

Apply today:

Apply by clicking on the button below to register your interest. After you have submitted the online form, one of our team will be in touch to let you know more about the programme and what you will need to provide to complete the application process.

Any questions, please get in touch here.

APPLY NOW! 

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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/

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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Discovery Challenge | Hillary Outdoors Education Centres

Discovery Challenge | Hillary Outdoors Education Centres|OPCwww.hillaryoutdoors.co.nz
For home school students (aged 15-18 years)
Where: Great Barrier Island
When: 2 – 15 Feb 2020 APPLY NOW!
Join us for a 2 week experience of a life time.

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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/

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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Teach Your Youth How to Read Their Bible

One of the most important tools you can give your teenage children is to teach them how to read and study their Bible. Here are some steps for you and your kids to learn to do this together.

JEN WILKIN | DEC 28, 2018

Parents contact me frequently to ask what devotionals or young adult Bible studies I would recommend they do with their teens. As our kids enter the teen years, our responsibility as their parents is to help them develop good habits of interacting with the Bible. Finding an approach that is age-appropriate and manageable is key. My encouragement is to simply read the Bible with your teen in a way that models and trains Bible literacy—no special teen resource required.

Your teen will be exposed to devotional content and topical studies at every turn, and they likely don’t need a resource that is targeted specifically at their demographic. What most are missing are basic tools to help them read and learn the Bible on their own. By guiding them in some basic study methods, you can position them to use devotional and topical material with far better discernment and far greater benefit, as those types of resources assume a first-hand knowledge of the Bible that many teens have not yet developed. Here is a simple approach that you can adapt to fit the age of your teen:

Read the seven approaches that you can adapt to fit the age of your youth here: https://www.tvcresources.net/resource-library/articles/teach-your-teen-how-to-read-their-bible?fbclid=IwAR1j4nzYh4peYQG2DEAMEMS4bayCFBg4-LHczDea8gYVhjx1Fl-kzQFlWLw

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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/

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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Home schooled students Massey entry requirements

Home schooled students who will not be working towards the NCEA may apply for Discretionary Entrance (DE) on the basis of what they have achieved. However the onus is on the student (or his/her parents) to provide evidence that the work completed is at an equivalent standard to the Discretionary Entrance requirements (see link below). This is likely to mean that the parent seeks the assistance of a registered teacher to assess a sample of the work and to write that, in his/her professional opinion, the work is of equivalent standard to a student studying Level 2 unit standards.

The Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) programme followed by some home schooled students has been recognised so that a student who holds a Year 13 Certificate of Academic Excellence which includes at least four credits in subjects designated Level 3 may be considered for Admission (AES) at Entrance level. Holders of Year 12 Certificates may be considered for Discretionary Entrance if they are NZ citizens or permanent residents.

The CENZ programme (Christian Education New Zealand) followed by some home schooled students has been recognised so that a student who holds a Level 3 Certificate or Level 3 Certificate with Honours which includes at least four credits in subjects designated Level 3 may be considered for Admission (AES) at Entrance level. Holders of Year 12 Certificates may be considered for Discretionary Entrance if they are NZ citizens or permanent residents.

Don’t meet these requirements?

If you do not meet the above admission methods, you could apply for one of our Foundation Pathway programmes. These will help you develop the academic and study skills necessary for admission to Massey University.

For more information: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/admission/entry-requirements/eligible_homeschool.cfm?fbclid=IwAR208621ubXUfHJh-G2NBCtKEZOdFpdhX930–EwJCzGemy7QQUk2m35tcA

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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/

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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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: 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/

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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