October 4, 2023

Home Schooling New Zealand Meetings, Aug 10 – Nov 6 2015

A message from Cynthia Hancox and dates for some meetings coming up soon:

Just for everyone’s info – meetings happening throughout the North Island and top of the South over the next few weeks. This is a great chance to find out more about Home Schooling NZ, ACE if you like, but also more options for high school. HSNZ offer excellent support, and the option to get an official record of learning which can help our kids gain access to further training etc. Contact details and dates below.

The Principal of Home Schooling New Zealand, Todd Roughton, is travelling to various parts of the country to meet and talk with any interested homeschooling families.

While Home Schooling New Zealand is accredited to administrate ACE Certificates in New Zealand, as a charitable Christian trust dedicated to assisting the Christian community in the area of homeschooling, its interests are much broader than just ACE. HSNZ families use a wide variety of curricula, and Todd’s job includes assisting families to find the pathway that best meets the needs of their individual children.

The purpose of the visit is to help, support and encourage homeschooling families, as well as to answer any queries. This may be of particular interest to those with questions about homeschooling options at secondary level for their growing children.

Todd’s background includes teaching in New Zealand state primary, intermediate and secondary schools, three years ESOL teaching in Europe, nine years in New Zealand Christian schools (including four as principal), nine years working for the Tertiary Education Commission as a Literacy/Numeracy specialist, and a decade as a private educational consultant and producer of curriculum materials. He and Riety (a secondary school language teacher) have successfully homeschooled their own four children, and for the last four years they have run the Whangarei-based HSNZ office.

Todd’s itinerary is as follows:

Monday August 10th –Marton/Ashhurst/Palmerston North
Contact: Marton: Suzy Rea, ngamara@xtra.co.nz , 06 327 4422
Contact: Palmerston North: Victoria Ferma, wvferma@gmail.com, 06 355 5757
Tuesday August 11th – Foxton/Levin/Otaki
Contact: Denise Small, caitlinsmum2004@hotmail.com , 06 368 0843
Wednesday August 12th – Waikanae/Paraparaumu/Porirua
Contact: Kayla Fox, jaredfox@paradise.net.nz , 04 904 8869
Thursday August 13th – Wellington
Contact: Mark & Ate Sherwood, mark.sherwood@xtra.co.nz , 04 383 6961
Friday August 14th – Lower Hutt/Upper Hutt/ Carterton
Contact: Nicola Wharekawa, ricwhare@paradise.net.nz, 04 970 0596
Monday – Tuesday August 24th – 25th Tauranga area
Contact: Rechelle Hanson shekinah96@gmail.com (022) 301 2507
Wednesday-Thursday August 26th – 27th Hamilton area
Contact: HSNZ office hschool@xtra.co.nz (09) 459 5626
Monday/Tuesday August 31st -September 1st – Waitara/New Plymouth/Inglewood
Contact: Daryn Short, , daryn@rexshort.co.nz , 027 269 5935
Wednesday September 2nd – Stratford/Hawera
Contact: HSNZ office hschool@xtra.co.nz (09) 459 5626
Thursday September 3rd – Wanganui
Contact: HSNZ office hschool@xtra.co.nz (09) 459 5626
Monday November 2nd – Friday November 6th Atawahi/Nelson/Collingwood/Motueka/Wakefield/Richmond area
Contact: HSNZ office hschool@xtra.co.nz (09) 459 5626


Please share/forward this link with other home educators.


Needing help for your home schooling journey:https://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/


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

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: https://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/