Home schooling session aimed at ‘quirky’ families

A home schooling conference is heading to Nelson

A home schooling conference is heading to Nelson

A home schooling conference to be held this weekend will have a session aimed at “quirky” children and parents.

Barbara Smith, of the Home Education Foundation, will be in Nelson on Saturday, holding a conference for those interested in home schooling.

Smith had made trips around New Zealand for several years, holding conferences to support home education.

The conference will include a session entitled Natural Education for All, and is aimed at “quirky” children and parents, those with Asperger’s, anxiety, social awkwardness or those who are gifted.

It will be presented by Debbie Ball – mother of seven children, all home educated from birth. Six of her children had been diagnosed with Asperger’s.

The session is to help families decide if school is right for their child, and if not, show them they have options.

The conference runs from 9.30 till 4.30 at St Paul’s Church Hall, 69 Waimea West Rd, Brightwater.

For more details visit: hef.org.nz.

 – Stuff


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

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