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Tuesday 15 Sept 2009 Diana Waring conference Palmerston North

Tuesday 15 Sept 2009

Diana Waring

Living, Laughing and Learning Conference

Palmerston North

Venue: Reformed Church, 541 Ruahine St., Palmerston North

Cost: Early Bird Rates (cut off 31 July): $20 single; $25 family. Regular Rates: $30 single; $40 family.

Time: 9am to 4:30pm

Contact: Barbara, (06) 357-4399,


8:45am — Registration, browse tables

9am — Welcome & Notices

9:15-10:45am — Not Just Your Average Genius – Diana Waring

11:00-12:30 — 3 Electives

1. The Indispensable Ingredient – Christian perspective. Diana Waring

2. Homeschooling the secondary years – with Craig Smith

3. Getting started and keeping Going  in Home Education – with Barbara Smith

12:30-1:00 – BYO lunch. Drinks provided, look at stands

1:00-2:30 – Actively ENGAGE Learning & Actually ENJOY Learning! – Diana Waring

2:30-3:00 – Afternoon Tea, look at stands

3:00-4:30 – Panel Discussion

Bill and Diana Waring, Craig and Barbara Smith plus two others. Bring your questions, write out questions during Diana talks – this is often the highlight of the workshop

4:30 End/looking at stands

There will be new and second hand materials available as well.

Book Sellers with a stand:

Home Education Foundation



Grace Green – Creative Memories consultant
06 878 0058
Helping people organise and display their photographs.

To become a sponsor of this event please email Barbara or phone (06)357-4399


Living Learning and Laughing Conference
Australia / New Zealand 2009

Raising Maidens of Virtue

Raising Maidens of Virtue


Author: Stacy McDonald
Format: Hardback (227 pages)
Age Range: Great for the Entire Family

A Study of Feminine Loveliness for Mothers and Daughters

Do you want your daughter to cherish her purity and honor God by the chaste and lovely way she presents herself? Raising Maidens of Virtue is an engaging tool for mothers to use in training daughters who are approaching womanhood to think biblically. Through stories, allegories, illustrations, and memory-making projects, Raising Maidens of Virtue covers topics such as guarding the tongue, idleness, sibling relationships, honoring parents, contentment, modesty, purity, cleanliness, and feminine biblical beauty. Illustrated with winsome watercolor vignettes by Johannah Bluedorn, mothers and daughters alike will be encouraged in the wonder and beauty of godly femininity.

To order do one of the following:

send email to with visa number

post cheque or visa number to PO Box 9064, Palmerston North

fax 06 357-4389

phone 06 357-4399

order here:

Information from:

So Much More

So Much More


By Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin

Hardback (333 pages)

This book is not another Christian-teenage-girl “survival guide.” So Much More shows how Christian girls can wage war with the world and win. The Botkin sisters focus on how young women can rise above their God-hating culture and change it for the better.

Today, countless young ladies face difficult problems and challenging questions. While many long for godly purpose in their lives, their bewilderment mounts when they observe broken homes, distant fathers, overwhelmed mothers, degrading college courses, and a lack of spiritual guidance — both at home and at church. As hope for security and stability fades, it is no wonder that many young ladies feel orphaned, unprotected, and without hope for their futures.

Within the pages of this book, discover practical, biblical solutions for the young woman who wants to do so much more than just “survive” in a savagely feministic, anti-Christian culture. Find the answers a girl is not likely to get from her church, her peers, or her culture.

To order do one of the following:

send email to with visa number

post cheque or visa number to PO Box 9064, Palmerston North

fax 06 357-4389

phone 06 357-4399

order here:

Outside Hollywood

Author: Isaac Botkin

Isaac Botkin
Format: Paperback (313 pages)
Product Number: 44858

The Young Christian’s Guide to Vocational Filmmaking

Like the Berlin Wall, the seemingly impenetrable colossus of Hollywood, with its enslaving influence on American culture, will someday come crashing down, destroyed by inexpensive technologies, new distribution methods, and a rising tide of independent filmmakers. All of these factors represent unprecedented opportunities for innovative Christian visionaries who are willing to take every thought captive through a presuppositionally biblical approach to making films outside the Hollywood system.

In this groundbreaking book, experienced cinematographer, writer, and animator Isaac Botkin prepares Christians for successful Christ-honoring leadership as writers, directors, and producers. Botkin has worked as both a Hollywood outsider and an insider, and is a leading proponent of a new independent film industry. In Outside Hollywood, he smashes the myth of methodological and cultural neutrality and offers a paradigm for developing a family-friendly approach to this hugely important field of cultural influence.

Readers will benefit from his insights on the proper training and qualifications and the history and future of the Hollywood industry, as well as the key to courageous script writing, and the responsibilities of professional directing. Several appendices explain ways to get the most out of modern equipment, how to avoid the common mistakes of new filmmakers, and more.


To order do one of the following:

send email to with visa number

post cheque or visa number to PO Box 9064, Palmerston North

fax 06 357-4389

phone 06 357-4399

order here:

Information from

Diana Waring in Australia and New Zealand

This is Diana’s Proposed Itinerary (There may be some minor changes over the next few days or so) – more details to follow:


Sept 8 – Arrive Christchurch, go to Akaroa – to get over jet lag
Sept 11 & 12 – Christchurch conference (Contact Linda)
Sept 14 – Travel to Palmerston North

Sept 15 – Palmerston North Conference (Contact Barbara  ‘International Freedom in Education Day’ website
Sept 16 – Hastings workshop (contact Jenny)
Sept 17 – Travel to Auckland
Sept 18 & 19 – Auckland conference (Contact AHE – Beth)

Sept 20 – Rest
Sept 21 – Fly to Australia


Sept 21 – Fly to Australia
Sept 22 – Inverell, New England conference
Sept 25 & 26 – Sydney conference
Sept 27 – Drive to Hunter
Sept 28 – Maitland, Hunter conference

Oct 9 & 10 Brisbane Conference
Oct 11 – Fly to Melbourne
Oct 16 & 17 – Melbourne conference
Oct 19 & 20 – Adelaide conference
Oct 21 – Fly to Canberra
Oct 23 & 24 – Canberra conference
Oct 25 – Fly back to Seattle

For more details or to offer to help with the tour in your city/town then please contact:

New Zealand: Barbara or

Australia: Bernie  meyersdb [at]



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