AHE Annual Picnic – Celebrating Home Education

From AHE

Tug o War

Auckland Home Educators Inc has been building this annual get together since the year 2000 when it was originally “Not Going Back To School, Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah!” Day. It’s held in early February and is now Auckland’s largest Unity in the Community get-together, drawing together families from across the Greater Auckland region and beyond. Largely in the form of a BYO picnic, a programme of activities for all ages has been incorporated over recent years.

Everyone’s welcome, and you’re encouraged to invite a partner, wider family, neighbours and supporters, if only for a short time.  Even sceptics can be persuaded to drop in to gain a better understanding of your community, all with the help of a huge third party! We’re constantly thrilled to see the relieved smiles on dad/grandma’s face when they see how many others enjoy this minority lifestyle! And remember to invite that someone you know who’s considering home education. So much networking goes on for both new and established families.

Where: One Tree Hill/Maungakiekie Domain (near Stardome Planetarium), 670 Manukau Road, Royal Oak, Auckland
When: Thursday 5 February, 10am – 2pm
What: BYO picnic, lots of enthusiasm and smiles.
Bring: Extended families, friends considering homeschooling, etc.
It’s a great networking opportunity, catch up with old friends from the greater part of Auckland and beyond.
Brought to you by Auckland Home Educators Inc

The site we book has a fabulous playground, including a great flying fox and push-along train. Teens also have a larger piece of ground in close (not too close!) proximity for some casual soccer/rugby/cricket fun. Of course, Cornwall Park is not just a beautiful tree-lined place to soak up some atmosphere. There’s the Stardome PlanetariumHuia Lodge which houses the Information Centre and Maungakiekie Education Centre (offering enlightening geological, archealogical and historical information and some great footage and photos), Acacia Cottage (Auckland’s oldest surviving building), One Tree Hill/Maungakiekie and so much more! Why not tag on a visit after the Celebration?

Our next annual picnic is Thursday 5 February 2015 from 10am-2pm.

For more information: AHE


Updated 1 October 2014:  Three 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: http://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: http://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