April 20, 2014

Homeschooling Turnover 2005 – 2013

These are the figures that continue to concern us. Each year there are roughly 1000 new home educators but at the same time there are over 1000 children who stop being home educated. There are a lot of people in New Zealand who want to help those who are struggling with home schooling.

Where to find help and encouragement when home educating? See below:

Support groups in most towns:

http://www.nchenz.org.nz/local-support-groups/

Online groups:

and

http://www.nchenz.org.nz/national-support-groups/

Homeschooling Turnover

Between 1 July 2012 and 1 July 2013 there was an overall net decrease of 10 students; 1,019 students entered into homeschooling and 1,029 students finished homeschooling.

The average age of the 1,019 students entering into homeschooling was 8 years old, 86% were aged 12 or under and less than 1% were age 16 or above. Of the students entering homeschooling during the year ending 1 July 2013 74% identified as European/P?keh?, 10% identified as M?ori, 2% identified as Pasifika and 6% of homeschoolers ethnicity were unknown.

The average age of the 1,029 students finishing homeschooling was 13 years old, 43% were aged 12 or under, and 25% were 16-years old or above. Of the students finishing homeschooling during the year ending 1 July 2013, 21% had been in homeschooling less than a year, 38% had been in homeschooling for 1 – 5 years, and 11% had been in homeschooling for 10 years or more. The average time spent in homeschooling of leaving students was 4 years.

The chart below provides a number of one-on-one dimensional tables relating to student numbers.

Downloads File Size & Type
 Microsoft Excel Icon Homeschooling Turnover by Time Series 1998-2013 [MS Excel 33KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Students Entering Homeschooling by Student Age & Region 1998-2013 [MS Excel 79KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Students Entering Homeschooling by Gender, Ethnic Group & Age 1998-2013 [MS Excel 72KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Students Entering Homeschooling by Gender, Ethnic Group & Ethnicity 1998-2013 [MS Excel 48KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Students Entering Homeschooling by Gender, Ethnic Group & Reigion 1998-2013 [MS Excel 91KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Students Finishing Homeschooling by Duration & Region 1998-2013 [MS Excel 87KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Students Finishing Homeschooling by Age & Regional Council 1998-2013 [MS Excel 84KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Students Finishing Homeschooling by Gender, Ethnic Group & Age 1998-2013 [MS Excel 80KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Students Finishing Homeschooling by Gender, Ethnic Group & Duration 1998-2013 [MS Excel 80KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Students Finishing Homeschooling by Gender, Ethnic Group & Ethnicity 1998-2013 [MS Excel 47KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Students Finishing Homeschooling by Gender, Ethnic Group & Region 1998-2013 [MS Excel 91KB]

For more information click here……

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From the Smiths:

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

Updated: 30 September 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:

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

and

Information on getting an exemption: http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

Exemption Form online:http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

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

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/

MoE: Homeschooling 1 July 2013 Statistics

Home schooling figures lowest in New Zealand since 1999

2013 – 5521
1999 – 5024

This index page provides links to data on homeschooling.

As at 1 July 2013, there were 5,521 home schooled students recorded in the Ministry of Education’s Homeschooling database. These students belong to 2,789 families and represent 0.7% of total school enrolments as at 1 July 2013. Out of the 5,521 homeschoolers 65% were the aged 12 or under, 66% had been home-schooled for less than 5 years, and only 4% had been home-schooled for 10 years or more.

European/Pakeha students are more likely to be homeschooled than any other ethnic group with 84% of all Homeschoolers identifying as European/Pakeha compared to 54% of the total school population. Only 7% of Homeschoolers identify as Maori compared to 23% of the total school population, and 2% of identify as Pasifika compared to 10% of the total school population. The ethnicity of 3% of homeschoolers is unknown.

The chart below provides a number of downloads relating to the number of students in Homeschooling.

Downloads File Size & Type
 Microsoft Excel Icon Number of Students by Time Series 1998-2013 [MS Excel 66KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Number of Students by Student Gender, Ethnic Group & Age 1998-2013 [MS Excel 77KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Number of Students by Student Gender, Ethnic Group & Duration 1998-2013 [MS Excel 78KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Number of Students by Student Gender, Ethnic Group & Ethnicity 1998-2013 [MS Excel 49KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Number of Students by Student Gender, Ethnic Group & Regional Council 1998-2013 [MS Excel 88KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Number of Students by Student Gender, Ethnic Group & Territorial Authority 1998-2013 [MS Excel 266KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Number of Students by Duration & Regional Council 1998-2013 [MS Excel 80KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Number of Students by Duration & Territorial Authority 1998-2013 [MS Excel 248KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Number of Students by Student Age & Regional Council 1998-2013 [MS Excel 78KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Number of Students by Student Age & Territorial Authority 1998-2013 [MS Excel 240KB]

For more information and statistics on previous years click here……

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From the Smiths:

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

Updated: 30 September 2013:  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:

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

and

Information on getting an exemption: http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

Exemption Form online:http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

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

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/

Numbers commencing and finishing home schooling during 2012

These figures continue to concern us.

Children commencing home schooling during 2012:    1,163

Children finishing home schooling during 2012:            1,112

These figures have been quite consistent every year. Just over 1000 children begin home schooling each year while nearly that number finish. Many finish within a year of beginning and a huge number finish after just one year of home schooling. There are no statistics to show why these families give up home educating their children in the first couple of years of beginning.

Number of Students Commencing Homeschooling

Between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2012, 1,163 students commenced homeschooling – an increase of 4.9% compared with the number starting during the previous year. Of those starting in the 12 months ending 30 June 2012, 41% were aged six years old and 84% were aged within the primary school age range (5-12 years old).

Figure 4: Number of Homeschoolers Commencing between July 2011 and July 2012 by Age

Figure 4: Number of Homeschoolers Commencing between July 2011 and July 2012 by Age

Number of Students Finishing Homeschooling

Between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2012, 1,112 students finished homeschooling. Of these, 633 students (57%) finished in less than 5 years of starting, with 14% finishing in less than a year of starting. 15% had been homeschooled for 10 or more years (See Figure 5).

Figure 5: Duration of Homeschoolers Finishing between July 2011 and July 2012

Figure 5: Duration of Homeschoolers Finishing between July 2011 and July 2012

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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/

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

 

Home Schooling statistics 2012

The MoE has just put up the 2012 statistics. Home educators are still not 1% of the total school enrolments.

Statistics on Homeschooling

As at 1 July 2012 there were 6,568 home schooled students recorded on the Ministry of Education’s homeschooling database, which represents 0.9% of total school enrolments as at 1 July 2012. These students belonged to 3,534 families.

The numbers home schooling increased by 0. 8% over the previous 12 months. 2009 and 2010 remain the years with the highest number of children being home educated at 6800 children. There was a big dip in the numbers of home educators in 2011. It is encouraging to see an increase in the numbers again this year.

Homeschooling 1998-2012

In 1998 there was a total of 5,274 homeschoolers; in 2012 there were 6,568 – an increase of 25.2%.  Between 1 July 2011 and 1 July 2012 the number of homeschoolers increased by 51 students – a 0.8% increase.

Figure 1: Number of Homeschooling Students 1998-2012

Figure 1: Number of Homeschooling Students 1998-2012

More statistics here: http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/statistics/schooling/homeschooling/114870

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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/

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

Education Law in New Zealand

We are often asked:

“What does the law say about homeschooling in New Zealand?”

Here is the Act:

New Zealand Education Act 1989

The law: New Zealand citizens and residents between 6 and 15 to go to school

New Zealand citizens and residents between 6 and 15 to
go to school

 

Home Education: Long term exemptions from enrolment

   21. Long term exemptions from enrolment---(1) An
employee of the  Ministry designated by the Secretary
for the purpose (in this section  and section 26 of
this Act referred to as a designated officer) may, by
 certificate given to a person's parent, exempt the
person from the  requirements of section 20 of this 
Act,---
   (a) On the parent's application; and
   (b) If satisfied that the person---
           (i) Will be taught at least as regularly and
well as in a registered school; or
           (ii) In the case of a person who would
otherwise be likely to need special education, will be
taught at least as regularly and well as in a special
class or clinic or by a special service.

   (2) A certificate under subsection (1) of this section
continues in force until revoked under this section.

   (3) If a designated officer refuses to grant a
certificate under subsection (1) of this section, the
applicant parent may appeal to the Secretary who, after
considering a report on the matter from the Chief
Review Officer, shall confirm the refusal or grant a
certificate.

   (4) The Secretary's decision is final.

   (5) Every certificate under subsection (1) or
subsection (3) of this section shall state why it was
given.

   (6) Subject to subsection (7) of this section, the
Secretary may at any time cancel a certificate under
subsection (1) or subsection (3) of this section.

   (7) The Secretary shall not revoke a certificate under
subsection (1) or subsection (3) of this section, unless,
after having---(a) Made reasonable efforts to get all the
relevant information; and (b) Considered a report on the
matter from the Chief Review Officer,--- the Secretary is
not satisfied of whichever of the grounds specified in
subsection (1) (b) of this section the certificate was
originally granted on.

   (8) If the Secretary thinks any person exempted under
subsection (1) of this section would be better off 
getting special education, the Secretary may revoke the 
certificate and issue a direction under section 9 of this 
Act.
     Cf. 1987, No. 177, s. 10

Special education

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From the Smiths:

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

Updated  8 July 2012: Life for Those Left Behind (Craig Smith’s Health) page 6 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/

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