September 22, 2023

Homeschooling NZ – Help with MoE Exemptions and ERO Reviews

Please check on the Home Schooling Support Group closest to you and they will be more than willing to help you out. Click on the link below and go to “contact us” and you should be able to find a phone number or an email address.

NZ Home Education Support Groups

To email the person below please remove [at] and put in @ with no gaps.  [at] has been used to avoid spam.


Barbara Smith, 06 357-4399,

(If you would like to talk to us then either phone us or email us your phone number and we can ring you straight back – we are on a flat rate for tolls so it wont cost us anything.)


Jill Hanna,




Check the left hand side bar on this page

If you are available to help others with their exemptions and ERO Reviews please email me and I will add you to this list. Thanks


Also great links to help get you started in Getting an Exemption:

Making an Application for Exemption from Enrolment and Attendance at a School


A Collection of Exemption Tips and Ideas


Applying for an Exemption to Educate at Home

Truancy and the Home Schooler/Home Educator

Record of Progress and Achievement


Needing help for your home schooling journey:


Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting started


Information on getting an exemption

This link is motivational:

Exemption Form online:

Coming Events:



Also a couple of links to help with your ERO review:

Preparing for an ERO Review (in an unschooling kind of way)


Preparing for an ERO Review by Craig Smith