December 4, 2020

Workshops and Electives

2007 – Comments on Workshops

Tauranga
**Bless you both and I loved the weekend – could have done it for 2 or 3 days. K……

Wairoa
**This is just a little note to say a BIG thank-you for coming all the way to Wairoa to give your talks on “Home Edcation”.
Your information and advice was WONDERFUL – and this Mum who has been homeschooling for 6 years, feels like a new woman!!!
(Your advice too, Barbara, that we are working for God NOT the education department was INVALUABLE!) So thank-you both for all the hard work you do for we home educators — it is VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. God bless you and your family. B……

**Thank you SO much for visitng Wairoa last week and speaking to us all at the conference. There were many families represented who are thinking about their very young children’s future education and some of them are far more informed after your visit. I am sure many of them will make a very wise choice and home educate their children……
Thanks again for everything you do and for the great blessing you hve been and continue to be to our family. J……

New Plymouth
**It was a pleasure to meet you both in New Plymouth and to stock up on some books from your display……There was much “meat” to be digested!
We have all been blessed by what we have already read, and we expect that to continue as we apply to our daily lives more of what we read over the next few weeks. C……

**Dear Mrs Smith, I just wanted to let you know that you and your husband were of greatencouragement to us, at the New Plymouth conference. We attended as CreakyCorner, and did not expect to be able to attend the seminars, but were greatly encouraged as a result. I was motivated, as a result of your talks, to start Scripture memorywith our daughter, who is 4 yrs old. She is quite happily working her way through the ten commandments at the moment, and even our 2 yr old, who sits in on the sessions, is picking up bits and pieces :-). We also purchased the, “Created to be His Help Meet,” book and got a lot out of it. THanks for your input. Kathy,www.creakycorner.co.nz

Rotorua 2003PS, my husband and I attended a seminar that you put on in Rotorua about 4 years ago. We came from Hamilton and there were 2 other families from Hamilton there too (We did not know these other two at the time). We were all very encouraged and all chose to Home Educate our children and all is going very well. Thanks for the input into our lives! P…….

Home Education Foundation workshops


27 October 2007 – North Taranaki Home Educators Workshop

Saturday 27 October 2007
North Taranaki Home Educators Workshop
Venue: Live Advance Community Centre, 150 Ngamotu Rd., New Plymouth
Cost: $15 per family
Contact: Virginia, (06) 751-3231,
bryan6@maxnet.co.nz
Programme

9:00am?? Registration

9:15?? Welcome & Notices

9:30-10:30?? Keynote Address:
Craig Smith: Getting Things into Perspective (including Dad’s essential role and how we can reform the future through home education).

10:30-11:00?? Morning Tea

11:00-12:30?? 2 Electives
1.Craig Smith: Getting Started / Dealing with MOE & ERO
2.Barbara Smith: Avoiding Burnout-Keeping Going When the Going Gets Tough

12:30-1:30?? BYO lunch. Drinks provided.

1:30-3:00?? 2 Electives
1.Craig: Choosing or Developing Your Own Curriculum
2.Barbara: Training our Children’s Minds-The Tools of Learning and Motivation

3:00-3:30?? Afternoon Tea

3:30-4:30?? 2 Electives
1.Craig: Home Educating Through Secondary and Preparing For Tertiary Education and the Workforce
2.Barbara: Training our Children/Youth to Be Pure (Christian presentation)

4:30?? workshop ends/looking at stands

Stands at workshop:
http://www.creakycorner.co.nz
http://www.learnex.co.nz
https://hef.org.nz

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October 2007 workshops

8 October 2007 – Wairoa Workshop
Mon. 8 October 2007
Wairoa Workshop
Contact: Helen, (06) 838-4490,
matthelenpowdrell@xnet.co.nz
Venue: CRC Church, State Highway 2, Wairoa
Cost: $10.00 per family or $5.00 for just the evening per family
2pm coffee and discussion with Smiths
5:30pm bring and share tea
7:00pm The Future – Building Strong Families

9 October 2007 – Gisborne Evening Meeting
Tuesday, 9 October 2007 – Gisborne Evening Meeting
Venue: 103 Whitaker Street
Contact: Tracey (06) 867-9331
7:30 Home Education – What’s it all about.

10 October 2007 – Tokomaru Bay Evening
Wed. 10 October 2007
Tokomaru Bay Evening
Contact: Andrea, (06) 864-5474, woolfies@ihug.co.nz
Venue: TRC 35 Ministry Centre (old bowling green), SH 35, Tokomaru Bay
7pm The Future – Building Strong Families

12 October 2007 – Whakatane Meeting
Friday, 12 October 2007 – Whakatane Evening Meeting
Venue: Whakatane Baptist Church, 76 Alexander Ave, Back Hall
Contact: Jody (07) 362-0753
jodybond@pcconnect.co.nz
7:00 Home Education – What’s it all about.

13 October 2007 – Tauranga Workshop
Sat. 13 October 2007
Tauranga Workshop
Contact: Kimberly (07) 575-2372
kimberlyblase@gmail.com
Venue: Mt Baptist Church cnr Tui St and Ranch Rd
Cost: $15.00 per family
Book stalls
Second hand materials for sale at lunch time
9:30am to 4:00pm
Bring your own lunch, hot drinks provided

Programme:
9:30 Welcome and notices

9:45-10:45 Keynote Address:
Craig Smith: Getting Things into Perspective (including Dad’s essential role and how we can reform the future through home education).

10:45-11:00 Morning tea

11:00-12:30 3 Electives
1. Necia McBride: Know your child’s temperments
2. Craig Smith: Getting Started / Dealing with MOE & ERO and Choosing or Developing Your Own Curriculum
3. Barbara Smith: Training our Children’s Minds,The Tools of Learning and Motivation

12:30-1:15 BYO lunch. Drinks provided.

1:15-2:30 3 electives
1. Jenny Jenkins: Child Training
2. Craig: Home Educating Through Secondary and Preparing For Tertiary Education and the Workforce
4. Barbara: The Vital Nature of Reading Aloud and Books, Great Books and More Books – Creating your own library; how to use it

2:30-3:30 Keynote Address:
Craig and Barbara Smith: Avoiding Burnout – Keeping Going When the Going Gets Tough

Jan and Feb 2007

Sat, 20 Jan 2007
Workshop in Nelson
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm
Venue: Richmond Baptist Church, 123 Salisbury Rd., Richmond, Nelson.
Cost: $5 per family
Contact: Karen Dawson, (03) 544-0752, kmdawson@xtra.co.nz
3 Electives
Reforming the Future Through Christian Home Education – Craig Smith
Training Our Children’s Minds, Tools of Learning and Motivation – Barbara Smith
Princesses with a Purpose and Titus 2 Bootcamp (for young ladies) Genevieve Smith

Mon, 22 Jan 2007
Workshop in Westport
Time: 3:00pm-9:00pm
Venue: Union Church, cnr Queen & Wakefield Sts.
Cost: $10
Contact: Bridget Kitchin, (03) 789-6464, kitchinfamily@xtra.co.nz
Programme
3:00 – Registration
3:30-5:00 2 Electives
Reforming the Future Through Christian Home Education – Craig Smith
Training Our Children’s Minds, Tools of Learning and Motivation – Barbara Smith
5:00 – Please bring a contribution for the shared dinner. Hot drinks provided.
6:00-7:30 3 Electives
Home Educating Through Secondary and Preparing For Tertiary Education and the Workforce – Craig Smith
Training Our Children/Youth to Be Pure – Barbara Smith
Princesses with a Purpose and Titus 2 Bootcamp (for young ladies) Genevieve Smith
8:00-9:00 – Getting Things into Perspective – Craig Smith

Tue, 23 Jan 2007
Workshop in Hokitika
Time: 3:00pm-9:00pm
Venue: Hokitika Christian Fellowship, Kaniere Rd., Hokitika
Cost: $5.00
Contact: Sonya McGarvey, (03) 755-5300, mcgarveyls@snap.net.nz
Programme
3:00 – Registration and PM tea
3:30 3 Electives
Developing Your Own Curriculum – Craig Smith
Getting Started in Home Education – Barbara Smith
Using Maiden Years Wisely – Genevieve Smith
4:30 3 Electives
Dealing with MOE/ERO- Craig Smith
Training Our Children’s Minds – Barbara Smith
Staying at Home vs. Going to School – Genevieve Smith
6:00 – Please bring a contribution for the shared dinner. Hot drinks provided.
7:30 – Public Meeting: How to Discipline in an Undisciplined Society – Craig Smith
9:00 – Supper

Sat, 27 Jan 2007
Workshop in Invercargill
Time: 2:00pm-8:00pm
Venue: Otatara Community Church, 46 Oreti Rd., Otatara
Cost: $10 per family
Contact: Joy Gibson, (03) 214-4493, briangibson@xtra.co.nz; Liz Tosh, (03) 248-5084
Programme
2:00pm – Registration
2:30 – 4:00 2 Electives
Getting Started, dealing with MOE/ERO, pulling children out of School, doing exemption form, etc- Craig Smith
Training Our Children’s Minds, Tools of Learning and Motivation – Barbara Smith
4:00 – 4:30 Afternoon Tea
4:30 – 6:00 2 Electives
Reforming the Future Through Christian Home Education – Craig Smith
Avoiding Burnout ??Keepinig Going When the Going Gets Tough – Barbara Smith
6:00 – Please bring a contribution for the shared dinner. Hot drinks provided.
7:00 – 8:00 Getting Things Into Perspective – Craig Smith

Mon, 29 Jan 2007
Workshop in Dunedin
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:30 – 10:00pm
Venue: Reformed Church Hall, 178 Forbury Rd., St. Clair, Dunedin
Cost: $5 for afternoon and $5 for evening per family
Contact: Yolanda, (03) 477-3039, roland.storm@clear.net.nz
Programme
2:00 – 4:00 3 Electives
Home Educating Through Secondary and Preparing For Tertiary Education and the Workforce – Craig Smith
Training Our Children’s Minds, Tools of Learning and Motivation – Barbara Smith
Princesses with a Purpose – Genevieve Smith (This is aimed at teenage girls. If you have any teenage girls in your church that you think may benefit from this, please feel free to ask them along. It is not specifically aimed at home educated girls. The cost for girls attending without family will be a gold coin donation.)
Break for own tea arrangements
7:30 – 10:00 How to Discipline Children in an Undisciplined Society; Being Politically Aware – Craig Smith. If you have friends who may be interested in this, please ask them along too. Supper (Please bring a small plate.).

Tue, 30 Jan 2007
Public Meeting, Oamaru
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm
Venue: The Drill Hall, Itchen St.
Cost: $5.00
Contact: Margaret, (03) 434-5552, blackdash@xtra.co.nz
Address: Is It Possible to Discipline Children in Our Undisciplined Society – Craig Smith

Thur, 1 Feb 2007
Workshop in Christchurch
Venue: Parklands Baptist Church
Cost: $5 per family
Contact: Barbara, (06) 357-4399, 021-0278-2221, barbara@hef.org.nz
Programme
12:30 Registration and view book stalls
1:00 Keynote Message: Getting Things into Perspective and a Vision for the Future – Craig Smith
2:00 – 3:00 2 Electives
The Vital Nature of Reading Aloud – Craig Smith
Love and Consistent Discipline – Barbara Smith
3:00 – 3:30 Afternoon tea
3:30 – 4:30 2 Electives
Developing and Choosing Your Curriculum – Craig Smith
Training Our Children’s Minds – Barbara Smith
4:45 – 6:00 Keynote Message: Keeping Going When the Going Gets Tough: Marriage – Craig & Barbara Smith
6:00 – 7:30pm Dinner Break. And view Book Stalls.
7:30 – 9:30pm Public Meeting: Is It Possible to Discipline Our Children in an Undisciplined Society? And Section 59 Issues. Gold coin entry for those who have not attended earlier?? please invite your friends and family.
Note: Nursing mothers and quiet children welcomed. There is no Children’s Programme nor Creche.

Fri, 2 Feb 2007
Workshop in Blenheim
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm
Venue: Riverdale Community House, 131 Budge St., Blenheim
Cost: $5.00
Contact: Reena, (03) 570-5143, tatts.family@slingshot.co.nz
Programme
1. Discussion with Craig & Barbara Smith: bring your questions.
2. Staying at Home vs Going to School by Genevieve Smith (To help students determine whether to stay at home or go to school for secondary years.)

11 Nov 2006 – Te Puke Home Education Workshop

Sat., 11 Nov 2006
Te Puke Home Education Workshop
Venue: Maketu Community Centre, next to Firestation, Wilson Rd North, Maketu, near Te Puke
Time: 9:45am ??4:30pm, BYO lunch
Cost: $10 single/couple. $15 to include other family members, grandparents, teens, etc.
Speakers: Craig & Barbara Smith, Genevieve Smith
Contact: Juliette, (07) 533-2522, picking_daisies@clear.net.nz
Programme
9:30?? Registration
9:50?? Welcome & Notices
10-11:00?? 2 Electives
1.Craig: Home Education-The Christian’s Imperative
2.Barbara: Avoiding Burnout-Keeping Going When the Going Gets Tough
11-11:30?? Morning Tea
11:30-12:30?? 2 Electives
3.Craig: Home Educating Through Secondary and Preparing for Tertiary
4.Barbara: Training our Children’s Minds-The Tools of Learning and Motivation
12:30-1:30?? BYO lunch. Drinks provided.
1:30-2:30?? 3 Electives
5.Craig: Getting Started, Dealing with MoE & ERO
6.Barbara: Training our Children/Youth to Be Pure
7.Genevieve: Stayng at Home vs. Going to School (Christian presentation with emphasis on secondary)
2:30-3:00?? Afternoon Tea
3:00-4:00?? 3 Electives
8.Craig: Getting Things Into Perspective
9.Barbara: Books, Great Books and More Books. Creating Your Own Library and How to Use It.
10.Genevieve: Using Our Maiden Years Wisely (Christian presentation for Girls roughly 12+)
4:00-4:30?? Smith Panel (Craig, Barbara, Genevieve 26 & Charmagne 19)
4:30?? Workshop Ends

Sat., 18 Nov 2006
11th Annual TEACH Leadership Forum
Palmerston North
Venue: Home Education Foundation Office, 33 Matamau St., Palmerston North
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Cost: No cost, lunch provided. Please RSVP.
Contact: Barbara Smith, ph. (06) 357-4399, barbara@hef.org.nz
Details: TEACH (Thorough Education Achieved in a Caring Home) Forums have been held annually since 1996 in various parts of New Zealand, by Craig and Barbara Smith of the Home Education Foundation. They are designed to be gatherings of equals to discuss, share and explore any topic the home educators attending wish to raise. The Forums are open to any home educators but are specifically intended for those carrying some responsibility within the local support group, such as co-ordinator, leaders, newsletter editors and other volunteers. It is also for those wanting to start up a support group or are involved in helping others in their home education endeavours.

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