May 19, 2022

Number of Students Commencing and finishing Homeschooling: July 2010 to July 2011

These figures have always been a concern to us:

Between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2011, 1,106 students commenced homeschooling

Between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2011, 1,371 students finished homeschooling.

Number of Students Commencing Homeschooling

Between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2011, 1,106 students commenced homeschooling – a decrease of 11.4 per cent compared with the number starting during the previous year.

Of those starting in the 12 months ending 30 June 2011:
•    38.5 % were aged six years old
•    82.5 % were aged within the primary school age range (5-12 years old)

Figure 2: Number of Homeschoolers Commencing between July 2010 and July 2011

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Number of Students Finishing Homeschooling

Between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2011, 1,371 students finished homeschooling. Of these:
•    210 students (15.3 %) finished their homeschooling within a year of starting
•    843 students (61.5 %) finished within four years
•    513 students (37.4 %) had been homeschooled for 5 or more years

Figure 3: Duration of Homeschoolers Finishing between July 2010 and July 2011

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For more statistics go to: http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/statistics/schooling/homeschooling/homeschooling-as-at-1-july-2011

Homeschooling 1998-2011

  • In 1998 there was a total of 5,274 homeschoolers; in 2011 there were 6,517 – an increase of 23.6 per cent.
  • Between 1 July 20010 and 1 July 2011 the number of homeschoolers decreased by 265 students – a 3.9 per cent decrease.

Figure 1: Number of Homeschooling Students 1998-2011
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For more statistics: http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/statistics/schooling/homeschooling/homeschooling-as-at-1-july-2011

Homeschooling as at 1 July 2011 figures are now out

Statistics on Homeschooling

As at 1 July 2011 there were 6,517 home schooled students recorded on the Ministry of Education’s homeschooling database, which represents less than one per cent of total school enrolments as at 1 July 2011. These students belonged to 3,532 families.

For more statistic go to: http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/statistics/schooling/homeschooling/homeschooling-as-at-1-july-2011

 

New Zealand Food Bill 160-2

“Liberty has never come from the government; it has always come from the subjects of it.
The history of liberty is a history of limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it.”
–Woodrow Wilson

The Government is getting involved where it should not be – right into our homes and familes. We have to apply for an exemption to home educate our children, we can no longer use reasonable force to correct our children NOW they want to take our right to grow our own food from us. NOW is the time to ACT to protect this God given right. Who wants to apply for an exemption to grow food, save seeds, and even share the fruits of their labor with friends and family members? This page has links and idea for writing emails: http://www.providentliving.org.nz/2011/12/nz-food-bill/

From Natural News

The God-given human right to freely cultivate food is under attack in New Zealand (NZ) as special interest groups and others are currently attempting to push a “food security” bill through the nation’s parliament that will strip individuals of their right to grow food, save seeds, and even share the fruits of their labor with friends and family members.

In accordance with the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Codex Alimentarius scheme for global food control, the NZ Food Bill, if passed, will essentially transfer primary control of food from individuals to corporations under the guise of food safety. And unless massive public outcry and awakened consciences within the NZ government are able to put a stop to it, the bill could become law very soon.

According to NZ Food Security, a group working to protect the food freedom of New Zealanders, the bill will turn growing and sharing food into a government-granted privilege rather than a human right. It will also make it illegal to distribute any type of food based on the bill’s language. This includes seeds, nutrients, natural medicines, minerals, and even water — without expressed government permission.

You see, agribusiness giants like Monsanto want full control of the food supply, which means putting an end to small-scale agriculture systems that operate “off the grid,” so to speak. This is why they have worked so hard in places like the US to convert conventional, staple crop systems to genetically-modified (GM) ones that are continually reliant upon new seeds and chemical interventions.

As far as enforcement, the NZ bill also authorizes private companies to deploy “Food Safety Officers” that can raid private property without warrant…

You can read a full summary of what the NZ Food Bill entails here:
http://nzfoodsecurity.org/2011/07/1…

What all this means, of course, is that the NZ government may soon be able to arbitrarily decide at any time to restrict individual freedom to plant vegetable gardens and share the produce with their neighbors, for instance. Even “cottage industries,” which include at-home food artisans, could be restricted under the new law.

To learn more and to help defeat the NZ Food Bill, visit:
http://nzfoodsecurity.org/

This article was originally published at Natural News.

Below is a petition you may like to sign:

 

From: http://www.petitiononline.co.nz/petition/oppose-the-new-zealand-government-food-bill-160-2/1301/571d3b938c100519c2ba07bcf058dd5c

(There seems to be a problem getting onto this page at the moment – come back to it again later)

Sharing food is a basic human right.

The Food Bill 160-2 will seriously impede initiatives like community gardens, food co-ops, heritage seed banks, farmers markets, bake sales, and roadside fruit & vegetable stalls.

Sign this petition to show that you oppose Food Bill 160-2

A link to the actual bill here – http://bit.ly/ol7zgJ

More information here – http://nzfoodsecurity.org/

You can use this page to write emails/letters:

http://www.providentliving.org.nz/2011/12/nz-food-bill/

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From the Smiths:

https://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated 10 December 2011: Life for Those Left Behind (Craig Smith’s Health) page 6 click here

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

https://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

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

https://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/
and
https://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

Research Methods and Writing Course

This will be an excellent course – Barbara

Research Methods and Writing Course

A high school-level course (for roughly ages 15 to adult) Winter/Spring 2012

Dr. Brian Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) is the instructor.

Dr. Ray is offering this Research Methods and Writing course to help you:

·Learn how to design a research project.

·Understand different types of research.

·Explore, in-depth, a subject of your personal interest.

·Critique research done by academics, think tanks, professors, and others.

·Broaden your understanding of and evaluate claims in newspapers and other news media.

·Enhance your knowledge and use of logic.

·Conduct a literature review founded on research-based sources.

·Write a social science research paper.

·Know when to use certain basic statistics.

Students participate and learn from Dr. Ray via his live weekly lectures (about 10 weeks, one hour each), review of student questions or comments via text chat during the lectures, and answers to questions posted by students on an Internet forum so all students can see and learn from Dr. Ray’s answers. Lecture recordings will also be available to students 24/7 online.

Dr. Ray has taught students at all levels – elementary school, junior high school, high school, and undergraduate and graduate university – over the course of many years. He has taught private school, public school, and homeschool students. Dr. Ray is an energetic and engaging teacher and has received much praise for his teaching and speaking abilities. He serves as the president of the National Home Education Research Institute and is internationally known for his homeschool research, service as an expert witness in court cases and before legislatures, and speaking at educational conferences, including those for home educators. Dr. Ray and his wife have eight children and live on a small farm in western Oregon.

Students will receive careful and detailed review, critique, feedback, and grading from Dr. Ray on three written assignments. Students will also take one exam to show their understanding of basic research methods terms and concepts. Students who successfully complete the course receive a certificate of completion for this one-semester, research methods and writing, high school course.

Students who complete this course and are interested in completing the research project they design might be able to continue in a mentored project with Dr. Ray to execute their study.

Tuition is $795 and is due in full upon registration. Class size is limited – so students receive plenty of personal attention and feedback from Dr. Ray – so first come, first served. Late enrollments may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

The registration form explains details such as the beginning lecture date, possible payment arrangements, the tuition refund policy, forms of payment, the textbook to be used and its cost, and more.

Please call Dr. Ray’s office at 503-364-1490 or email Abbie at mail@nheri.org for a registration form or if you have any questions. Remember, space is limited.

For more information:http://www.nheri.org/About-NHERI.html

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From the Smiths:

https://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated 10 December 2011: Life for Those Left Behind (Craig Smith’s Health) page 6 click here

*****

Needing help for your home schooling journey:

https://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

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

https://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/
and
https://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

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