The new exemption form available from Monday


We have news from the MoE about the new exemption form and some of the other changes. I asked if I could put the email on our website.  Here is the answer:

By all means let your constituents know of the upcoming changes. However, we would appreciate if you did not release the application and detailed guidance document until they are up on our website on Monday.

So you can read the below email from the MoE then keep an eye on their website on Monday for all the updated information.

Kia ora Barbara

We would like to thank you for all of your feedback to date in respect to the Homeschooling Review 2014/15 which was tasked with improving home education in New Zealand.

This email is to inform you of the upcoming changes in the home education space which will commence on the 9th November 2015 as a result of this review.

These changes include an update to the content on the home education website including some more information around access to Special Education and other resources, a new application form, and a document containing detailed guidance in completing applications. The link to this website is

We will continue to work with our staff to develop best practice in regard to processing, approving and declining applications, the monitoring of home educators, and the fair and impartial assessment of appealed decisions.

Work on access to NCEA, Te Kura and other resources for home educators will continue and you will be provided with any updates as they becomes available.

The new application form and detailed guidance document has been attached for your information.

We again thank you for all of your feedback in respect to this review.

Many Thanks

Student Support



Please share/forward this link with other home educators.


Needing help for your home schooling journey:


Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting started


Information on getting an exemption

This link is motivational:

Exemption Form online:

Coming Events:


Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: