May 27, 2015


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Our move to Tasmania

Our plans are progressing nicely – both properties are now unconditional. So we have to get serious about the move now.

Downes Jr proposed housespot and shared driveways

Red lines my new property

Dark blue lines Josh & Charmagne’s old and new property

Light blue lines Josh’s parents and his brother’s property

So this is my timeline at this stage:

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I am working hard at selling hundreds of bookshttp://hef.org.nz/resources/books-secondhand/. I hope to add to these lists each day and try to keep them updated regularly.

I am also selling heaps of stuff on Trademe,  on Facebook selling pages as well as having a continuous garage sale until 18 April – feel free to come and see what is for sale – you might pick up a nice bookcase or two.

We should be getting a Report back from the MoE any day now – (not sure what will be involved in these next steps yet – will publish them asap)

Today or tomorrow I will be deciding which Moving Company to go with. Once that decision is made we will be getting heaps of boxes – packing, sorting, selling and ditching will begin in earnest.

1 April our good friend Suzannah is coming over from Victoria to help me pack etc.

18 April final Garage Sale at 4 Tawa Street

20 April Kaity leaves to go to Tasmania

20/21 April Container comes and will be packed

20/21 April Final cleaning of 4 Tawa Street

21 April 4pm vacate 4 Tawa Street

22 April – 30 April (staying with friends) End of year accounts (GST report, letter and receipt to givers and Charities Commission)

25 April – Possible Garage Sale at 541 Ruahine Street for things that couldn’t fit into the container

1 May Settlement on 23 Cordwell Road, Franklin, Tasmania https://www.allhomes.com.au/ah/tas/property-research/23-cordwell-road-franklin-tas-7113/201611807411

1 – 23 May Available for workshops/conferences in North and South Islands. Let me know if your area would like me to visit Suzannah is also available to speak. Would be travelling with Grace (9) and Suzannah. Check out our itinerary here: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

23 May last performance for Jedediah’s play at the Globe Theatre

30 May Suzannah leaves to go back to Victoria

5 June Jedediah, Grace and I fly to Melbourne.

Contact details:  021 0278 2221, barbara@hef.org.nz

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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

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

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Tedd Tripp conference in Palmerston North TODAY

There is still time to hear Tedd Tripp in Palmerston North today. Don’t miss out. Even getting part of the conference will be a blessing for your family.

Tedd and Margy Tripp

Quotes From Tedd Tripp:

 “We want a Biblical Culture for our children”

“We need to have a three generation vision – how we instruct our children affects their children and grandchildren”

“My goal is to stand beside my child as someone who also needs grace”

“Heart change is lasting change – first clean the inside of the cup, then the outside will be clean.”

“All behavior is heart-driven”

From conference attendees

“One word – Inspiring”

“I’ve read all his books, but it’s so good to hear Dr. Tripp in person.”

“Fantastic and applicable”

“Loved the way Tedd Tripp talked about the issues of the heart”

Final online cut off dates for the rest of NZ:

Actual programme varies according to location.

Like us on Facebook:

Kind regards,

The Organisers

Shepherding the Heart NZ Tour 

Ph 06 8766079 or 0274790002

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Please feel free to repost, forward or pass on  this email

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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

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

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Home Education Awareness week 19-24 October 2015

Home Education Awareness Week (HEAW) 19-24 October 2015

Home Educators all over the country use this as an opportunity to do something special to raise their profile locally and develop a bit of positive public relations. This helps in gaining the movement a bit more credibility, especially when applying for grants or discounts with resource suppliers, or for admission to tertiary institutions or gaining help and advice from schools and perhaps even the use of some of their resources. And of course the benefits would be examined by more people, thereby bringing more people into the home schooling movement and your local support group.

More information on Previous Home Education Awareness Weeks:  http://hef.org.nz/category/home-education-awareness-week/

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Please share this information – thanks

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Updated 1 October 2014:  Three years 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 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

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

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Our home

Our home – still on the market

a great home for home educators

Moving and large home for sale

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  • Home for the large family or
  • Home and Income or
  • Investment property or
  • Home and Granny Flat

4_Tawa_St_sm_13Bed: main house 3-4, extra building up to 3, library could be a bedroom (8 potential bedrooms)
Bath: 1 spa bath
Toilet: 2
Lounge: 2
Garage: 2 car/van
Carport: 1
Character filled rooms
Much loved home built in 1944
Low maintenance grounds

4_Tawa_St_sm_005Features in the main house include three bedrooms and a study (currently used as a fourth bedroom), The dining and family room is open–plan to the lounge and kitchen. The rimu galley style kitchen with stainless steel bench-top and splash-back, stainless steel dishwasher and stainless steel double ovens, well equipped with lots of storage, two pantry cupboards and 12 power points. The lounge, with stunning matai flooring, fan, built in shelving and large cabinet has a large log fire which heats the whole home – no other heating required even on those cold winter nights. The bathroom boasts a spa bath, shower, toilet, and vanity. The house has a second toilet in the laundry. The whole house has been rewired in recent years and is insulated under floor as well as in the ceiling and walls with a heat transfer system to the master bedroom.  The main home has also been reroofed in recent years. The 3m by 3.6m conservatory opening off the kitchen/dining area looks to the Northeast soaking in all the morning sun and leads out to a covered porch with an abundant grape vine which is a fantastic area for outside entertaining and access from the garage to the house.

4_Tawa_St_sm_004The secondary building is a separate house which was moved to this property in 2004 and refurbished. It contains three smaller rooms and one very large room fitted with a heat pump and alarm. This building is ideal for a home office, rental, granny flat, boarders, etc. Each room has multiple power points and data points since being rewired and refitted a few years ago for use by a home business with several staff.

4_Tawa_St_sm_003The third independent structure is a fully insulated recreational room which has been lined, carpeted and is currently fitted out as a library, it has been used as a bedroom and sewing room in the past.

At the back of the library is a garden shed.

4_Tawa_St_sm_010Monday or Tuesday I get to put in an offer on the property in Tasmania. (DV)

We plan to change the boundries as I can’t afford to buy it all without a mortgage. So this is what we roughly plan for the boundries to look like. Mine will be the Red boundary, Charmange with the dark blue and her inlaws with the light blue. Charmange and her husband plan (DV) to build on the piece of land that we plan to buy.

Since I plan to put in an offer for the property on Tuesday I need to get serious about selling 4 Tawa Street. If you are, or you know of anyone who might be, interested in looking at 4 Tawa Street please contact me soon. barbara@hef.org.nz, 06 357-4399, 021 0278 2221.
More on our move and the propery here: Moving and large home for sale
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Updated 1 October 2014:  Three years 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 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

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

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Christopher Lloyd on the Wright Stuff

The Wright Stuff

Home Educators, so often pictured by the press as crazies who have slipped off the system, are vigorously defended by world history author Christopher Lloyd in this 11 minute interview for Channel’s 5’s Matthew Wright.

Click on this link to watch the video: http://www.whatonearthbooks.com/blog/wallbook-weekly/the-wright-stuff

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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

*****

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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