Home-based education multiplies with interest, technology

Like many home-schoolers, local student Micah Ross enjoys the freedom to pursue topics that catch his attention beyond the limited time he might get in a public school classroom. So when he recently became interested in microbiology, he had plenty of time to peruse YouTube videos on B-cells and T-cells and even examine cells under a borrowed microscope.

There’s one other difference between Micah’s interest and that of the average public school student: he’s 4 years old.

Micah’s no prodigy, according to his mother, Corinna Ross — who was home-schooled herself — which is not to say he’s any slouch, either. But when he recently suffered from the croup and started asking questions about why he was coughing, his interest in her answers about viruses — combined with digital resources, time and a home designed to incorporate education into everything — took on a life of its own.

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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