November 24, 2014

2010 school terms and holidays

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 1 April (80 – 86 half-days)
2 Monday 19 April Friday 2 July (108 half-days)
3 Monday 19 July Friday 24 September (100 half-days)
4 Monday 11 October No later than Monday 20 December (100 half-days)*

* Or to a day in December which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 388 half-days in 2010.

Secondary and composite schools

Term Start date >End date
1 Between
Tuesday 2 February (at the earliest); and

Friday 5 February (at the latest)

Thursday 1 April (80 – 86 half-days)
2 Monday 19 April Friday 2 July (108 half-days)
3 Monday 19 July Friday 24 September (100 half-days)
4 Monday 11 October Tuesday 14 December (92 half-days)*

* Or to a day in December which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 380 half-days in 2010.

Schools must be closed in 2010 on Saturdays and Sundays, and on the following days:

  • New Years Day – 1 January
  • Day after New Years Day – 2 January
  • Waitangi Day – 6 February (Saturday)
  • Good Friday – 2 April
  • Easter Monday – 5 April
  • Day after Easter Monday – 6 April (Tuesday)
  • Anzac Day – 25 April (Sunday)
  • Queen’s Birthday – 7 June (Monday)
  • Labour Day – 25 October (Monday)
  • Christmas Day – 25 December
  • Boxing Day – 26 December

And the relevant anniversary day holiday as listed below:

Anniversary day holidays 2010

Location Day and date Occurs
Auckland Monday 1 February Within school holidays
Taranaki Monday 8 March Within Term 1
Hawkes Bay Friday 22 October Within Term 4
Wellington Monday 25 January Within school holidays
Marlborough Monday 1 November Within Term 4
Nelson Monday 1 February Within school holidays
Canterbury Friday 12 November Within Term 4
Canterbury (South) Monday 27 September Within school holidays
Westland Monday 29 November Within Term 4
Otago Monday 22 March Within Term 1
Southland Monday 18 January Within school holidays
Chatham Islands Monday 29 November Within Term 4


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Home Education Conference in Hamilton – 6 March 2010

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; Teaching Reading and Maths; Home Educating Large Families. There will be vendors available.

Venue: Hamilton South Baptist Church, Ohaupo Rd, Hamilton

Contact: Margaret, Phone: 07 843 5656

Programme: TBA

Cost: TBA

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Homeschool camp 2010

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 a fully catered camp.

Accommodation costs are…

Approx $35 for adults, $32 for teens aged 14-18yrs, $30 for children aged 3-13yrs and all children under 3 years are free.

There is a further $13 per school aged child to pay for the activities.

We can only take a maximum of 87 people and spaces are filling fast. Camp olicy states that we need to confirm our booking with a deposit of $750 by mid January.

You will be required to pay a $100 deposit upon registering for the camp with the balance due on July 1st 2010.

Your space will not be confirmed until I have received confirmation of your deposit.

Rooms are assigned on a first come first served basis and later registrations will have to share one of the larger bunkrooms.

If you would like to join us please contact me ASAP.

Blessings
Nina

kiorakiwi@hotmail.com

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A note from Johanna about Rainbow’s End: Monday, 23 November

Rainbows End

Hi Everyone,

About 333 homeschoolers are booked in for Rainbow’s End, Manukau City, on Monday 23 Nov. They’ve had a personal email about this.

As I don’t know how far and wide the initial invitations to book have gone, I write to the yahoogroups.

If you haven’t received an email (with 2 exceptions), then you’re probably not booked.   :((

Please DO NOT turn up unbooked at Rainbow’s End. The special price is because it’s part of Rainbow’s End CARE Days that they run for schools at the end of each year in November.

It’s been an amazing response – now I hope and pray that the weather is reasonable and that the gate-money-banding process goes well!!

Looking forward to a great day out and meeting some new fellow home educators too,

Johanna in Hamilton
jmcwnz@gmail.com
07-855.3126

Previous posts about this:

http://hef.org.nz/2009/rainbows-end/

http://hef.org.nz/2009/rainbows-end-2/

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Last Chance to register for homeschool camp!

Last Chance to register for homeschool camp!
From the organisers of the camp:

The homeschool family camp at Lake Karapiro is in less than 2 weeks and I only have a couple of spaces left, so if there are any last minute registrations please contact me ASAP.

For those who are already registered feel free to pass this on via your homeschool contacts.

Also if are already registered, but have NOT paid your fees by this Friday, November 6th I will remove you from the camp list and offer your space to someone else.

Below is a summary of all the information I have sent out to the families who have signed up for the camp so far….

The camp runs from Tuesday 17 November to Friday 20 November at Lake Karapiro Out Door Pursuits Centre and Camp. Each family will pay for their own accommodation plus the cost of activities. Payment is made by way of bank deposit into a nominated bank account. I will give these details to you upon confirmation of your place.

The camp itinerary is as follows…

Day 1 – Tuesday 17 November

1pm – 3pm Check in and set up

3pm – 4:30: Shared afternoon tea, Meet and Greet.

4pm – 6:30pm Free time and evening meals (Each family responsible for own meal)
6:30 – 9:00pm – Evening games/entertainment/social time etc….
9pm – 10pm Family time or quiet evening activities

Day 2 – Wednesday 18 November:

9am – 4pm: (Children will be split into age based activity groups and participate in 3 of the following activities.)

Team Building

High Ropes

Raft building

Orienteering

Archery

Please note there are limited spaces in the groups due to restrictions on group sizes as part of the camps policy so places will be given on a first come first served basis.

4pm – 6:30pm Free time and evening meals (Each family responsible for their own meal)
6:30 – 9:00pm – Evening games/entertainment/social time etc….
9pm – 10pm Family time or quiet evening activities

Day 3 Thursday 19 November – Optional Activities at extra cost

9am – 4pm: (Those interested in participating in the following activities will be divided into workable groups and spend time with an instructor before having a go themselves.)

Sailing $20.25 p/p or Kayaking $22.50 per kayak

5:00 – 7:00 Group BBQ/Shared meal
7:00 – 9:00pm – Evening games/entertainment/social time etc….

9pm – 10pm Family time or quiet evening activities in own quarters

Friday 20 November
10am: Check Out
10am – 5pm: Waikato Homeschoolers Talent Quest in Cambridge for those interested in attending.

At this point there are only the powered and non powered camp site accommodation options left. Tenters will need to provide their own tent, cooking utensils, sleeping gear and food/drink. There is an ablution block and a camp kitchen with fridges and stoves for campers to use or they can provide their own cooking equipment. (eg:gas cooker/BBQ) Non powered tent site prices are $12 per AD and $9 per chd 2-12 years (PER NIGHT).

There is also the option of a powered camp site the cost of which is $14 per adult and $9 per child per night.

For all types of accommodation children are aged 2 – 12 years with under 2′s being free of charge. Everyone over the age of 12 is charged at the adult rate.

Each family will be responsible for their own meals other than the shared BBQ on the last night and the shared afternoon tea on the afternoon of arrival. (Volunteers will be required to be the BBQ cooks for this night.) Some families may prefer to share food and meal preparations at other times too, but that is up to each individual family.

As far as the evenings go I am leaving that in everyone elses capable hands to see what you can come up with but perhaps some group games/competitions like capture the flag or spot light tag. I am sure the kids can come up with some ideas between now and November. I know some families may prefer earlier nights and quieter evenings but I will leave that up to each individual family so long as the camp rule of quiet after 10pm is adhered to.

I think that is everything but if you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

As mentioned above there are only a very few spaces availabe and not in every age group so I will need to know the ages of your children before I can confirm a place in the camp for you, should you decide you want to join us. The camp is in less than 2 weeks so I will need to hear from you within the next day or two if you want to join us.

Blessings

Nina

Email kiorakiwi@hotmail.com

or

Phone 021 204 5952

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