East Coast Mini HEART retreat: Wairoa 11 October 2014

East Coast Mini HEART retreat in Wairoa on Saturday 11th October

Please click on this link to view and print out the brochure: East Coast HEART 2014

“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.” Deuteronomy 6 v 6-7


9:00am Welcome and Worship

9:30am Intentionally Changing your Family Culture – Sharon Drinnan

10:30am Morning Tea

10:50am  Two Electives

1. Being Intentional about Good Resources for Teaching Basic Subjects – Dorinda Duthie

2. Intentionally Tackling the Money Topic – Janice Wills

12:30pm Lunch – Also an opportunity to buy, sell and exchnage your home school supplies

1:45pm Intentionally Planning to Celebrate – Janice Wills

2:30pm How to Intentionally Teach Written Language and get your Children Writing – Dorinda Duthie

3:40pm Afternoon Tea

4:00pm Intentionally Walking with God through Thick and Thin – Bobbie Bricknell

5:00pm Thankyou and Farewell

Retreat Information

Price: $25 for the day. Please register & pay in advance.

Lunch: We will be sharing a Pot Luck Lunch. Please bring a plate to contribute.

Children: Breast & Bottle-fed babies are welcome. As this is a time for mothers to get away from the busyness of home, please organise a minder for your older children.

Accommodation: This year we are pleased to be able to offer hosted accommodation for a limited number of guests. Please contact us if you would like more information, or if you prefer we can provide a list of local motels.

Resources: There will be resource suppliers attending the retreat, including LearnEX and the Institute for Excellence in Writing. Materials will be available for purchase on the day.

Registration: To register please contact Wendy Smith via email pw77@gisborne.net.nz, including your name, and contact details.

Payment: Payment for the day can be made to the following account:
38-9003-0345494-02 Please ensure your name and “HEART” are included in the reference fields.

Venue: Family Crusade Church 1km south of Wairoa, State Highway 2

Please click on this link to view and print out the brochure: East Coast HEART 2014


From the Smiths:


Updated 22 April 2014:  Two years 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:

Information on getting startedhttps://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/


Information on getting an exemptionhttps://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: https://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: https://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: https://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: https://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading/