October 17, 2021

Last Chance to register for homeschool camp!

Last Chance to register for homeschool camp!
From the organisers of the camp:

The homeschool family camp at Lake Karapiro is in less than 2 weeks and I only have a couple of spaces left, so if there are any last minute registrations please contact me ASAP.

For those who are already registered feel free to pass this on via your homeschool contacts.

Also if are already registered, but have NOT paid your fees by this Friday, November 6th I will remove you from the camp list and offer your space to someone else.

Below is a summary of all the information I have sent out to the families who have signed up for the camp so far….

The camp runs from Tuesday 17 November to Friday 20 November at Lake Karapiro Out Door Pursuits Centre and Camp. Each family will pay for their own accommodation plus the cost of activities. Payment is made by way of bank deposit into a nominated bank account. I will give these details to you upon confirmation of your place.

The camp itinerary is as follows…

Day 1 – Tuesday 17 November

1pm – 3pm Check in and set up

3pm – 4:30: Shared afternoon tea, Meet and Greet.

4pm – 6:30pm Free time and evening meals (Each family responsible for own meal)
6:30 – 9:00pm – Evening games/entertainment/social time etc….
9pm – 10pm Family time or quiet evening activities

Day 2 – Wednesday 18 November:

9am – 4pm: (Children will be split into age based activity groups and participate in 3 of the following activities.)

Team Building

High Ropes

Raft building



Please note there are limited spaces in the groups due to restrictions on group sizes as part of the camps policy so places will be given on a first come first served basis.

4pm – 6:30pm Free time and evening meals (Each family responsible for their own meal)
6:30 – 9:00pm – Evening games/entertainment/social time etc….
9pm – 10pm Family time or quiet evening activities

Day 3 Thursday 19 November – Optional Activities at extra cost

9am – 4pm: (Those interested in participating in the following activities will be divided into workable groups and spend time with an instructor before having a go themselves.)

Sailing $20.25 p/p or Kayaking $22.50 per kayak

5:00 – 7:00 Group BBQ/Shared meal
7:00 – 9:00pm – Evening games/entertainment/social time etc….

9pm – 10pm Family time or quiet evening activities in own quarters

Friday 20 November
10am: Check Out
10am – 5pm: Waikato Homeschoolers Talent Quest in Cambridge for those interested in attending.

At this point there are only the powered and non powered camp site accommodation options left. Tenters will need to provide their own tent, cooking utensils, sleeping gear and food/drink. There is an ablution block and a camp kitchen with fridges and stoves for campers to use or they can provide their own cooking equipment. (eg:gas cooker/BBQ) Non powered tent site prices are $12 per AD and $9 per chd 2-12 years (PER NIGHT).

There is also the option of a powered camp site the cost of which is $14 per adult and $9 per child per night.

For all types of accommodation children are aged 2 – 12 years with under 2’s being free of charge. Everyone over the age of 12 is charged at the adult rate.

Each family will be responsible for their own meals other than the shared BBQ on the last night and the shared afternoon tea on the afternoon of arrival. (Volunteers will be required to be the BBQ cooks for this night.) Some families may prefer to share food and meal preparations at other times too, but that is up to each individual family.

As far as the evenings go I am leaving that in everyone elses capable hands to see what you can come up with but perhaps some group games/competitions like capture the flag or spot light tag. I am sure the kids can come up with some ideas between now and November. I know some families may prefer earlier nights and quieter evenings but I will leave that up to each individual family so long as the camp rule of quiet after 10pm is adhered to.

I think that is everything but if you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

As mentioned above there are only a very few spaces availabe and not in every age group so I will need to know the ages of your children before I can confirm a place in the camp for you, should you decide you want to join us. The camp is in less than 2 weeks so I will need to hear from you within the next day or two if you want to join us.



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William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night 16 and 17 October

You are invited to come and spend a night at the theatre!

Seven families from our Manukau Homeschool Support group are involved in the production and performance of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. They would be delighted if you would come and support their efforts.

Please feel free to circulate this invitation to other groups, family, friends and other contacts.

Twelfth night


Now less than 2 weeks to go!
September 11th and 12th at Hornby Presbytarian Church, Christchurch

Friday evening will be a great time for the whole family with some wonderful home grown entertainment and a storytelling race through the exciting characters and stories of the Middle Ages with Diana Waring. Then browse the second hand and new resources while you enjoy the Ultimate Family supper. We have set the time at 6 – 8.30pm with young families in mind but stalls will remain open later.
We are also excited to welcome Cynthia Hancox, the FlyLady Yahoo Group moderator. She is an experienced and organized homeschooler. Cynthia will be joining Linda in the Time Management workshop to add her wisdom and great practical suggestions.
Prices are the same for part of the family or the whole family so come to the whole conference or just part of it as you are able. Friday night only $20 Saturday only $35 or the whole confrence for $40
See www.dianadownunder for more details and registration forms. Please get your registrations in ASAP to enable us to plan and provide a great experience. Registrations can be emailed to DianaWaringChristchurch@hef.org.nz



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Christchurch Conference Early bird cutoff date 21 August (i.e. Tomorrow)

Home Education Conference Update.  11-12 September

Last days for early registration prices. Get your rego’s in by August 21st

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Please forward this email to others you think would be interested.

Whangarei Home Educators’ Support Group Annual Symposium: 22 August 2009

Whangarei Home Educators’ Support Group Annual Symposium

22 August 2009

Workshop Schedule and Outlines

Venue: St Andrews’ Uniting Church, Cnr Bank and Hunt Streets

Time: 10 am – 4.30 pm

Contact: For more information and to register your attendance, contact Maggie on 09 43…
glamms@igrin.co.nz Please let us know you are coming as this will greatly help our planning.

This year’s symposium will be a gentle affair providing time to share the love, companionship and experience of our local home educating community. click here for more info

10 am:   Arrival, morning tea and name badge making

10.30 – 12 pm:  Session 1: choose from –

Starting Out in Home Education – Sharyne Jaunay

In for the Long Haul – Janine Williams

Discussion Group

12 – 1.30 pm:   Lunch

1.30 – 3 pm:     Session 2: choose from –

Letting Go – Martin Herbertson

Unit Studies – Rose Tattersall

Discussion Group

3.30 – 5 pm:    Session 3: choose from –

Unschooling – Learning in Freedom – Kerrin Taylor

The Project Approach – Shelley Williamson

Loving Literature – Sharyne Jaunay

5 pm:  Goodbyes and clean up

(Please help with this as much as you are able!)

Starting out in Home Education:  nuts and bolts of how to get started as well as keeping going … the workshop will include exemption applications, ERO reviews, choosing curriculum and, hopefully, answering your questions.

Sharyne is a passionate and experienced home educator who draws on a wealth of experience – 10 children and nearly 20 years of home educating.

The Long Haul: Surround yourself with Friends:  how to make it through with home schooling when you’re in for the long haul.  Some ideas on how to make home schooling life easier (and hopefully more fun) and to help you get to the other end without burning out.

Janine has five children between the ages of 8 and 19, all of whom are still at home, and she has been home schooling for 14 years.

Letting Go:  This workshop will help you recognise the fears and habits that the world drums into us and help you find the courage to let go of them.  It will cover the evolution of an unschooling family and, in particular, the deschooling of the parent.

Martin has worked as an ecologist and freelance writer and, for 8 years, as a high school teacher.  Four years ago he left teaching to educate Felicity and Jack at home and, in that time, they have gone from a structured regime to one where the children are allowed to develop their own interests.

Unit Studies:  How to plan an organise a unit allowing for your children’s personal strengths and interests.  Opportunity will be given to create a framework for your own unit study.

Rose is the mother of 8 children and has been home schooling for 14 years.  She has a passion for providing an environment that encourages children to enjoy their learning.

Unschooling – Learning in Freedom: we all learn best when we are following our interests.  This means children too!  As home educators, we are in the ideal situation to support our childrens’ learning as they discover the world in their own way.

Kerrin has 7 children and has unschooled 5 of them over the last 9 years.  She has survived a successful ERO review while unschooling.  She is keenly interested in the process of learning and regularly undertakes new learning experiences herself.

The Project Approach:  Learning should be an adventure!  Homeschooling is full of trying methods out to see what works best for each child.  This workshop will allow you to explore a creative approach that helps our younger investigators to form their own questions and find their own answers.

Shelley has 3 children aged 3, 6 and 8.   She knows that her children are their happiest when making their own discoveries to make sense of their world.

Loving Literature:  finding the good books to read and learning to love literature.  Sharyne will guide you gently through her pick of the best reading material.

Discussion Groups:  These sessions will be gently facilitated, without set agenda, allowing us the opportunity to spend time with others raising questions, sharing concerns and successes so enabling us to learn from the wisdom that is in our group and strengthen our connections with one another.   Please bring anything you would like to share or discuss.

Our Symposium! Please pass this on to anyone who may be interested.
Look at our website – http://www.whesg.koru.net.nz – for full details of the day’s schedule and workshop outlines.  If you are unable to access the info on the website, reply to this email and Kerrin will send it to you.
Please let me know if you are coming as this will help our planning – 438 3313 or glamms@igrin.co.nz
There will be a second hand resources table as usual using the same system if you would like to sell anything you are finished with – put an envelope with your name and the amount you want attached to each item or inside each book – this needs to be done for each individual item to assist the process.
Also, if you have a cottage industry going at home and would like to show or sell your wares, please feel free to bring these – there will be room in the foyer and you are welcome to arrive early to set your stall up.
Also, also, we are going to need as many hands on deck to set up and clean up on the day so if you can help at all or would be happy to do some kitchen duty – please, please let me know.

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