Home Schooling: Research, Socialisation, ECE

Several people ask me for links to help them when talking with unsupportive relatives, NGOs such as WINZ and CYFs, preparing court cases etc.
Please share in the comments any of your favourite links – thanks


Beyond Homeschooling NZ 2013 – results of a New Zealand survey of those who have finished being home educated

ROACHE-LEO.jpgThis is a PHd study done on Home schooling in NZ back in 2010 (it took a couple of years to complete)

Those top two links are the best two and most recent studies done on Home schooling in NZ
NCHENZ did a survey of home educators (not published) earlier this year. It might be good to contact them for their survey as well.
Then there are a few overseas studies:
https://hef.org.nz/…/ministry-of-education-review…/ From the research the MoE did on home education this year “The research also indicates that homeschooled children tend to be well socialised.”




– Some YouTubes of Craig a month before he died of a Brain tumour: Look at this list for the ones that might be helpful: https://hef.org.nz/youtube-with-craig/
If you are looking for a home education friendly lawyer then please contact me for more information on Daniel and/or Madeleine


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/