Coronavirus: Hundreds more families homeschooling after lockdown

More families are choosing to homeschool their children since New Zealand came out of the coronavirus lockdown.

Ministry of Education figures show a surge in homeschooling applications since alert level 4 in March, with 552 received between then and May.

Three hundred applications were received in June – the highest recorded in any month this year. In February, when school started, only 174 applications were received.

The ministry said parents aren’t required to give a reason behind their intention to homeschool, but the lockdown may have played a part in recent applications…

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