The Importance of Second Generation Home Schooling-16 April-Hamilton



Thursday, 16 April


The Importance




Home Schooling

Venue: Trinity Reformed

Baptist Church, cnr Miro and

Matai Sts, Maeroa, Hamilton

Cost: Free, Voluntary Donation;

and please bring a plate.

Time: 12 noon

Who can come: Parents, youth and quiet children welcome.

Speaker: Isaac Botkin

Contact: David Marshall,,

Ph. (07) 843-7554

Isaac Botkin

Director & Associate Producer

Isaac Botkin

A group of 15 Christian home educating fathers is coming from the USA to investigate New Zealand as a possible place to which to re-locate their families.

They are eager to meet with other men living in New Zealand to learn about the country, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities, financial institutions, health and welfare issues, how home education works here and what the home education community is like.

Four public meetings are planned in order to facilitate this, and each meeting is also featuring a formal talk by either Geoff or son Isaac Botkin. These should be of particular interest and benefit to New Zealand Christian home educating fathers, as well as mums, to enhance and encourage their own vision for what home education can and will do for their families, the Church and society as a whole.

The Botkin family lived near Snells Beach and then in Christchurch for six years, making it their business to meet and get to know as many leaders as they could in the Church, the media, economics, politics, home education, etc. Do strive to come to whichever of their meetings you are able.


Isaac Botkin has worked on the cutting edge of production technology since 1995. He has created both classified material for the U.S. Department of Defense and animation for mass media seen on The Discovery Channel, CNN, NET, CBS World News Tonight, National Television of New Zealand, and on broadcasting outlets in Europe and Asia. Television and filmmaking credits include creative director, co-writer, editor, visual effects supervisor, assistant director of photography, art director, and associate producer. His work as a supervising animator has brought him into professional association with the world’s leading visual effects professionals, including the team at Weta Workshop. He is currently a director at First Pacific Information Technology Ltd in New Zealand. Isaac is the author of the book Outside Hollywood.