September 17, 2014

Some 2010 Coming events

COMING EVENTS
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The Firelight Foundation proudly presents the
‘Mind Your Brain’ tour with Terry Small.

Terry Small a.k.a. “The Brain Man” is described as Canada’s #1 Learning expert and is touring NZ for the first time ever in March! An experienced teacher of all ages through to adult level, Terry is a sought after [...]

World Math Day  — 3rd March
Free to join

World Maths Day was designed to encourage  student participation in a fun and engaging online maths event.

It involves games of live mental arithmetic that students around the world play against each other.

Each game lasts for 60 seconds and students can play up to 500 games during the [...]

Greetings all

I have just received this email below saying that home educators can enter this competition:

The National Schools Challenge is part of the Planet 2010 event and school students can compete in online challenges using a wide range of technologies including computers, online design software, YouTube, digital cameras and phones.

Blessings  Barbara

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Hi Barbara,

Thanks for [...]

THEN Conference 2010

The Home Educators Network
THEN – Supporting Homeschoolers in Hamilton and the Greater Waikato

Venue: Hamilton South Baptist Church, 131 Ohaupo Rd, Hamilton

http://www.wises.co.nz/l/Hamilton/+131+Ohaupo+Rd/#c/-37.816294/175.283049/16/

Contact: Margaret, Phone: 07 843 5656, THENmail@gmail.com

Programme:

9am Open for Registrations

10am Start and Welcome

10.05am – 10.30am Keynote Address – Craig Smith

10.30- 10.55 Morning tea

11.00am – 12.00pm Session [...]

The article below was sent to me by Terry Small a.k.a. “the Brain Guy”. Terry is an well known international speaker and… he is touring New Zealand in March!

If you would like to hear Terry speak in person, send an email to firelight@learnex.co.nz and you will added to the [...]

Hi All

Just as a little advertiser for the 2010 Homeschool Camp at Lakes Ranch in Rotorua from October 18 -22nd here is a rough draft of the type of camp itinerary we can expect….

Day 1

1pm
Arrival and Orientation then free to explore until dinner

5:30-6:30
Dinner

6:30 – 9pm
Free time with Swimming pools free to [...]

Email from Nina:

Hi All

Due to overwhelming enthusiasm for a change in venue for the 2010 Homeschool camp I have decided that we will transfer the camp to Lakes Ranch in Rotorua as it really does have more to offer us. Information about this venue can be found at…. http://www.lakesranch.org.nz/

The address of [...]

http://www.saturdaymusic.org.nz/

Saturday Music Palmerston North

Saturday Music aims to give children a musical foundation. It does this by offering affordable music lessons [...]

2010 school terms and holidays
FROM:

http://www.minedu.govt.nz/theMinistry/EducationInNewZealand/SchoolTermsAndHolidays/2010SchoolTermsAndHolidays.aspx

This page provides information on the 2010 school terms and holidays for state and state-integrated primary, intermediate, secondary and composite schools. You can also find information about anniversary day holidays for 2010.

2010 term dates
Primary and intermediate schools

Term
Start date
End date

1
Between
Tuesday 2 February (at the earliest); and

Friday 5 February (at the latest)
Thursday [...]

For updated information please go to:

http://hef.org.nz/2010/then-conference-6-march-2010-2/

Sat 6 March 2010
Home Education Conference in Hamilton

Guest Speakers: Craig and Barbara Smith

Other workshops on offer include: Looking at Tertiary in the Waikato with input from Waikato University, Wintech and Vision College; A parents panel; A presentation from homeschool graduates; [...]

Homeschool camp 2010

Planning for this is underway as camps get booked up often a year or more in advance.

The 2010 camp will be October 18-22 at the Peter Snell Village Camp in Whangapaoroa, 45 minutes north of Auckland central.

The camp can accommodate up to 87 people in bunk rooms and is [...]

Heart Retreat Matamata 2010

25-27 June 2010.

Diana Waring was interviewed for the radio show, Women on Air, on Canterbury radio station, Plains FM 96.9

The topic of the interview was: Raising Kids Who Make a Difference,

You can now hear the interview here:

http://plainsfm.org.nz/on-demand/WOA-DianaWaringSept262009/

Don’t miss the rest of the Australian conferences in you are in one of these areas. You [...]

“Back in September 2008, a group of interested young people (mainly home educators) had a meeting about the possibility of setting up a pro-life group in the University of Canterbury. We decided at that meeting that this was definitely something we wanted to pursue. University campuses are one of the best places [...]

THE KIDS JOURNAL LITERACY PROJECT:

Literacy is a hot topic at the moment, with more and more people leaving
school with low literacy levels. Many children, when asked how they
felt with regards to writing and reading, reply that it is boring,
requires too much effort or they feel [...]

Recently I have met several home educating parents as they came through MOTAT with their children. So went to your website to see if what we have and do in the library might be of use to your home educators.

We have a MOTAT annual passholder homework club (for young onsite visitors) but [...]

Auckland Home Educators

Auckland Home Educators: Check out this link for up-to-date regular activities held in Auckland

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