September 25, 2023

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:


Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill

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