Spread the news to current & prospective home educators & their
Be part of the wider home educating community and join our big BYO picnic in
7th Annual Home Education Celebration
Wednesday 7 February 2007 11.00am to 2.00pm
One Tree Hill/Maungakiekie Domain (near Stardome Planetarium)
670 Manukau Road, Royal Oak, Auckland
Brought to you by Auckland Home Educators Inc
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2007!
IMPORTANT: Please respect the parking restrictions on our Council Permit.
Park in the adjacent roads, leaving the Domain carpark for the general
Please carpool or use public transport where possible.
Bring the family; bring your group in support of your fellow home educators!
Our community might be a minority group but we sure can take on the majority
when it comes to enjoying our families! Have a chat with some old hands and
hold yours out to guide newbies, find help, share ideas, and just soak up
the sounds of laughter. This is a wonderful opportunity to present a united
front with around 250 home educators & supporters. Of course, our kids just
love to discover how many others are travelling along the same road and to
expand their sense of belonging. How big can we make 2007? If you’re
aiming to visit Auckland, include this in your plans since it flows on from
Invite wider family, neighbours & supporters . partners are particularly
welcome so just persuade them to drop in or, even better, book a day off.
You might even get Grandma Skeptical along to gain a better understanding of
‘socialisation’ – all with the help of a huge third party! Encourage that
family who’s been making noises about home education to come along, too .
the more, the merrier. This is a free event but you might like to bring
along some cash for buy/swap/sell resource opportunities and refreshments!
There are lots of activities in the area with a great playground, flying
fox, skateboard park, a few BBQ tables & toilets in the park itself. If
you’re keen, check out
for an in-depth virtual field trip giving a vast array of links. The
Stardome Observatory is, of course, within the Domain grounds Tel: (09)
There’s no rain date – the event will only be cancelled if there is heavy
rain. Call 027-435-8922 if it’s not obvious how the day’s weather will
affect the go-ahead.
SUPPORT GROUPS across Auckland & further afield are invited to make the
effort to join in. The impact of us coming together is so much greater than
smaller groups doing their own thing. Co-Ordinators are encouraged to
arrange for a banner/sign to be clearly displayed where you’re sitting for
anyone needing to identify a specific area (eg, a newbie, someone seeking to
broaden their contacts).
LOCATION We have a special Permit from Auckland City Council to use this
park. Please ensure that you & your family respect the public’s right to
continue using the facilities while we’re there and that any rubbish is
disposed of responsibly. We’d like to be granted future Permits!
GETTING THERE / PARKING Access is an easy 4km off State Highway 1
(Greenlane exit). Click on
www.smaps.co.nz/nz/auckland/royal+oak/manukau+road/670/ for a ‘zoomable’
map. Call MAXX on (09) 366-6400 for public transport options or try their
route planner at
outside the gates; a train station’s not too far away if you can arrange for
pick-up. **Please respect the parking restrictions on our Council Permit &
park in the adjacent roads, leaving the Domain carpark for the general
public unless you have injured or disabled passengers.**
Look forward to seeing lots of you!
Dawn Burgin on behalf of
Auckland Home Educators Inc
www.home-education.org.nz Celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2007!
Please support our work with your membership!
Direct Tel: (09) 528-8922 Mob: 027-435-8922