April 28, 2017

Wolsey Hall Oxford

Dear Barbara,

I really like your website and wondered if you would be interested in hearing about Wolsey Hall Oxford.

Wolsey Hall Oxford, established in 1894, is a not-for-profit distance learning course provider. We supply courses for homeschoolers round the world aged 7-18 including Primary, Secondary, IGCSE and A level courses. We have recently been experiencing an increase in students enrolling from New Zealand.

You can find out more about Wolsey Hall Oxford by visiting our website and Wikipedia page as follows:

www.wolseyhalloxford.org.uk

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolsey_Hall,_Oxford

We are particularly proud of the fact Nelson Mandela used Wolsey Hall Oxford to study for his University of London Law degree whilst in Robben Island jail – an inspiration for distance learners everywhere!

If there is any other way you would like us to contribute, please let us know.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind regards,

Callum Wilcock

Student Engagement Co-ordinator

Tel: 0800 622 6599  | Skype: callumewilcock | Wolsey Hall Oxford Ltd, Midland House, West Way, Oxford, OX2 0PH|

www.wolseyhalloxford.org.uk | Registered in England No. 6781213

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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

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Virtual field trip: Victoria University goes to Antarctica

Virtual field trip: Victoria University goes to Antarctica
“It’s not easy to take students to Antarctica, but by filming the lectures on the ice, we can introduce students to this incredible continent.”

Virtual field trip: Victoria University goes to Antarctica

Victoria University is giving students the opportunity to explore Antarctica – for free.

The tertiary education provider is offering its first massive open online course (MOOC) that will allow anyone, anywhere, to explore the ice continent.

Enrolments are now open for Antarctica: From Geology to Human History on the global edX platform, a nonprofit, open-source technology platform founded by United States universities Harvard and MIT, and governed by universities for universities.

With support from Antarctica New Zealand, Dr Cliff Atkins and Dr Rebecca Priestley filmed lectures on location on Ross Island and in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica.

Together, they explore more than 500 million years of geological history and 250 years of geographical discovery and scientific endeavour on the ‘coldest, driest, windiest continent on Earth’.

“It’s not easy to take students to Antarctica, but by filming the lectures on the ice, we can introduce students around the world to this incredible continent,” says Priestley.

Priestley, a science historian and writer who has written extensively about Antarctica, visits Captain Scott’s huts on Ross Island and interviews conservators from the Antarctic Heritage Trust and scientists and logistics staff working at Scott Base and McMurdo Station.

Atkins is an Antarctic veteran, having spent 12 seasons on the ice. He introduces students to some of the planet’s most remarkable landscapes – the Dry Valleys, the Transantarctic Mountains and the world’s southernmost volcanic island.

Antarctica: From Geology to Human History starts on Saturday 15 April. People can enroll now, for free, online 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

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Piano Nanny – Free Piano Lessons

Piano Nanny- Free Piano Lessons
http://www.pianonanny.com/

Learn to read music and learn to play the piano using this set of free online piano lessons. This piano tutorial is brought to you by PianoNanny.com and Piano on the Net.

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Please share/forward this link with other home educators.

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From the Smiths:

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

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/

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PhD study on Home Education in New Zealand

PhD study on Home Education in New Zealand

Parental Choice and Education:

The Practice of Homeschooling  in New Zealand

By Leo Roach

2009

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Home schooling is a viable alternative to the state school’s approach to education, says veteran teacher, former principal and now Doctor of Education Leo Roache.

Read his Thesis here:

http://muir.massey.ac.nz/bitstream/10179/1227/1/02whole.pdf

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Making a Garden Time Capsule

Making a Garden Time Capsule
Don’t you love looking through old photos and stuff you wrote ages
ago? It’s really funny to see how much you’ve changed. Have you ever
considered making a time capsule for your own garden? Imagine the
fun of digging it up in 10 or 20 years time – or if you forget all
about it, some day someone else will find it and treat it as real
buried treasure! You can do it all by yourself or get the whole
family involved.

You will need: A tall glass coffee jar with a screw top lid & lots
of imagination.

What to Do:
1. Wash the jar out with hot water and let it drain upside down on a
wire rack for several days (or put in oven just after you have turned it off to dry quickly). Wash the lid too and let it drain as  well. They must both be perfectly dry inside.
2. In selecting the things to go into your capsule, pretend that it
is going to be opened by someone you don’t know many years from now.
(It won’t matter if you open it yourself instead!)


Things you might include:

photos of yourself and your family (put names on the back)
a photo of the house
a photo of the garden
some information about yourself, the rest of the family and the
neighbours
information about your pets and maybe a drawing of them
a description of the colour scheme of the house and maybe a floor
plan
a list of plants growing in the garden and a plan of the garden
a recent nursery catalogue
the front page of the newspaper

DON’T FORGET TO ADD THE DATE!!

3. To put the material into the jar, put it all together on to the
largest sheet of paper and roll it into a cylinder. Slip it into the
jar and it will unroll. Put the lid on very, very firmly.
4. Choose a place to bury the bottle. You will need a deep hole in a
spot where the jar is unlikely to be broken by a fork or spade.
Beside a fence, in a rockery or near the trunk of a big tree are
possibilities.

http://www.global-garden.com.au/gardenkids_make5.htm#Making%20a%20Garden%20Time%20Capsule

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