Wanganui Home Education Workshop 16 February 2013

Wanganui Home Education Workshop 16 February 2013

 Unhappy with School?

Considering Home Schooling?

      Already Home Schooling?

Come along and be encouraged and inspired by veteran home-educator, Barbara Smith as well as local homeschooling Mums and Dads at the Wanganui Home Educators Conference.


Saturday 16th February

Wanganui East Baptist Church (cnr Nixon and Moana Sts)

9am – 5pm

Topics include:

  • Teaching children well in an evolution-centric society
  • Avoiding Burnout – Keeping going when the going gets tough
  • Single parent homeschooling
  • Training our Children’s minds
  • Home educating through secondary and preparing for Tertiary
  • Encouragement for Dads

Cost is $15 per person for the day (or $5 per session), $5 per extra adult, $5 for catered lunch

For further information or to book contact Lisa on:   345 8645 or


From 9am Registration and viewing of stalls

9:30-10:30am Teaching children well in an evolution-centric society – Robert

10:30-11am Morning Tea (view stalls)

11-11:15am State of the Nation- What can we be doing? – Barbara Smith

11:15am-12:15pm Electives:
1. Getting Started and Keeping Going in Home Education – Barbara Smith
2. Sailing Solo : single parent homeschooling – Ilse Boessenkool

12:15-1pm Lunch (catered-$5 choice of quiche/pie, muffin, fruit & drink)

1-2:30pm Keynote :
“Training Our Children’s minds”, “The Tools of Learning” and “Motivation”
Barbara Smith

2:30-2:40pm Break (view stalls)

2:40-3:40pm Electives:
1. Avoiding Burnout – Keeping Going When the Going Gets Tough – Barbara
2. Unless the LORD builds the house…(for Dads) – Hans Vaatstra

3:40-4:00pm Afternoon tea (view stalls)

4:00-5:00pm Electives
1. Home Educating Through Secondary and Preparing For Tertiary
Education and the Workforce – Barbara Smith
2. This is Us : home-educated students doing short talks on their

Followed by discussion panel of current and ex-home-educated students

5:00pm onwards Shared dinner (pizza/fish’n’chips/byo)

A supervised creche will be provided for babies and children under 3

It would be appreciated if you can arrange for older children to be taken care of elsewhere,
but if necessary, supervised activities will be available for 3-12 year olds $5/half day


From the Smiths:

Updated 5 October 2012:  One year on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here


Needing help for your home schooling journey:


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


Exemption Form online:

This link is motivational:

Coming Events:


Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill

Make a submission: Reject compulsory Early Education for 3 year olds