As at 1 July 2015, there were 5,558 home schooled students recorded in the Ministry of Education’s Homeschooling database. These students belong to 2,916 families and represent 0.7% of total school enrolments as at 1 July 2015. Out of the 5,558 homeschoolers 66.5% were the aged 12 or under, 66.6% had been home-schooled for less than 5 years, and only 4.4% had been home-schooled for 10 years or more.Homeschooling Students Time Series Downloads: File Type & Size
- Number of Students by Time Series 1998-2015 [MS Excel 58KB]
- Number of Students by Student Gender, Ethnic Group & Age 1998-2015 [MS Excel 53KB]
- Number of Students by Student Gender, Ethnic Group & Duration 1998-2015 [MS Excel 52KB]
- Number of Students by Student Gender, Ethnic Group & Ethnicity 1998-205 [MS Excel 35KB]
- Number of Students by Student Gender, Ethnic Group & Regional Council 1998-2015 [MS Excel 58KB]
- Number of Students by Student Gender, Ethnic Group & Territorial Authority 1998-2015 [MS Excel 134KB]
- Number of Students by Duration & Regional Council 1998-2015 [MS Excel 56KB]
- Number of Students by Duration & Territorial Authority 1998-2015 [MS Excel 131KB]
- Number of Students by Student Age & Regional Council 1998-2015 [MS Excel 56KB]
- Number of Students by Student Age & Territorial Authority 1998-2015 [MS Excel 133KB]
Between 1 July 2014 and 1 July 2015 there was an overall net increase of 3 students; 1,032 students entered into homeschooling and 1,029 students finished homeschooling.
The average age of the 1,032 students entering into homeschooling was 8 years old…
To read more and to see more graphs please go to the MoE website: https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/statistics/schooling/student-numbers/homeschooling
It has always been a concern for Craig and myself that the turnover of home educators each year has been so high and this year is no different with 1032 students commencing and 1029 students finishing. There are a lot of people willing to help others on the home education road who might be overwhelmed, needing help or encouragement. All around New Zealand there are support groups as well as Facebook and the Yahoo groups which are a great place to get your questions answered, to get encouragement etc.
Edited to add: Students Finishing Homeschooling by Duration & Region 2015 Click on link to see the full graph
Number of students finishing homeschooling by Duration & Regional Council (Year ending 1 July 2015)
|Regional Council||Number of Years Student has been in Homeschooling|
|Less than one year||1 Year||2 Years||3 Years||4 Years||5 Years||6 Years||7 Years||8 Years||9 Years||10 Years||11 Years||12 Years||13 Years or more|
|Bay of Plenty Region||27||10||4||5||9||5||4||2||4||14||4||4||1|
|Hawkes Bay Region||4||2||1||2||2||3||1||1||2||2|
|West Coast Region||3||2||1||3||1|
Please share/forward this link with other home educators.
Needing help for your home schooling journey: http://hef.org.nz/2011/
Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:
Information on getting started: http://hef.org.nz/
Information on getting an exemption: http://hef.org.nz/
This link is motivational: http://hef.org.
Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/
Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/