Draft Exemption Application



Needing help for your home schooling journey:






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


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




Information on getting an exemptionhttps://hef.org.nz/exemptions/


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


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


Coming Events: https://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/


Beneficiaries: https://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/


Are you looking for information to help you fill out your exemption form? Check out this link: https://hef.org.nz/exemptions/ )



The following is a letter from Kay Phillips regarding the proposed changes to the exemption application pack.

7 July 2004

Dear Homeschooler

Thank you for your recent email/s concerning improvements to the application form and information pack provided to people seeking an exemption from enrolment at school under section 21 of the Education Act 1989. Some of you have expressed concern regarding these proposed improvements.

Any changes proposed are intended to make the process easier for applicants and to hasten the process of applying. This is something that homeschoolers have requested and is also based on Ministry of Education experience in processing applications.

There is no policy change nor a policy review. Neither is there any intention to change policy through this process. Changes are being proposed for administrative clarity or to provide information, and apply only to new applications.

Attached is a draft of the application pack. This draft has been reformatted and reworded in part, to clarify for applicants what should be included in an application. To assist you, proposed changes are shown underlined, with explanatory comment in bold italics. Some changes have been made to the formatting to make the pack easier to read. These changes have not been noted.

Should you have any suggestions to improve the clarity of the form and pack, please make these known to a homeschooling organisation with which you are associated. We will be seeking collective collated feedback from each of those organisations by Friday 27 August. As there are many homeschooling organisations expressing very diverse views, you will understand that it may not be possible to accept all your suggestions

Thank you for your interest in this matter.

Yours sincerely
Kay Phillips
Team Leader Student Support
National Operations

5 thoughts on “Draft Exemption Application

  1. Hi Barbara,

    could I please have the draft of the exemption? I suppose to write an exemption for my son this year, so I am still confused with the framework. Would you help me?

    Thank you!

  2. Greetings ab

    Do you live in Indonesia or New Zealand? We are happy to help you with your exemption application. First you have to get an Exemption Form from the MoE. If you need help doing this then please email me at barbara@hef.org.nz or ring (06) 357-4399.

    Looking forward to hearing from you

  3. Greetings again ab

    I see you are from Tuakau. So you will need to apply for your exemption from the Auckland office of the MoE. Here is the information for the Auckland office:

    12-18 Normanby Road
    Mt Eden
    Private Bag 92644
    Symonds Street
    Tel: (09) 632 9400
    Fax: (09) 632 9401
    email: enquiries.auckland@minedu.govt.nz

    You will also find a lot of information on these pages – just click on the headings: https://hef.org.nz/category/applying-for-exemption/

    I have a bunch of emails that will be helpful for you, so do send me your email address.

    We are very happy to talk you through filling out your exemption form so do give us a ring. We can ring you back as we are on a flat rate for phone calls.


  4. I live in melbourne, and i iam intrested in doing homeschool how do i go about getting an exemption form, please help..

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