The Importance of Second Generation Home Schooling-16 April-Hamilton



Thursday, 16 April


The Importance




Home Schooling

Venue: Trinity Reformed

Baptist Church, cnr Miro and

Matai Sts, Maeroa, Hamilton

Cost: Free, Voluntary Donation;

and please bring a plate.

Time: 12 noon

Who can come: Parents, youth and quiet children welcome.

Speaker: Isaac Botkin

Contact: David Marshall,,

Ph. (07) 843-7554

Isaac Botkin

Director & Associate Producer

Isaac Botkin

A group of 15 Christian home educating fathers is coming from the USA to investigate New Zealand as a possible place to which to re-locate their families.

They are eager to meet with other men living in New Zealand to learn about the country, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities, financial institutions, health and welfare issues, how home education works here and what the home education community is like.

Four public meetings are planned in order to facilitate this, and each meeting is also featuring a formal talk by either Geoff or son Isaac Botkin. These should be of particular interest and benefit to New Zealand Christian home educating fathers, as well as mums, to enhance and encourage their own vision for what home education can and will do for their families, the Church and society as a whole.

The Botkin family lived near Snells Beach and then in Christchurch for six years, making it their business to meet and get to know as many leaders as they could in the Church, the media, economics, politics, home education, etc. Do strive to come to whichever of their meetings you are able.


Isaac Botkin has worked on the cutting edge of production technology since 1995. He has created both classified material for the U.S. Department of Defense and animation for mass media seen on The Discovery Channel, CNN, NET, CBS World News Tonight, National Television of New Zealand, and on broadcasting outlets in Europe and Asia. Television and filmmaking credits include creative director, co-writer, editor, visual effects supervisor, assistant director of photography, art director, and associate producer. His work as a supervising animator has brought him into professional association with the world’s leading visual effects professionals, including the team at Weta Workshop. He is currently a director at First Pacific Information Technology Ltd in New Zealand. Isaac is the author of the book Outside Hollywood.

9th Annual Home Education Celebration 5 Feb 2009

Top up your family’s sense of belonging to the amazing homeschooling community!  For some, it’s the only opportunity to meet such a large and varied group of people in one go!  Join us at the …

9th Annual Home Education Celebration

Thursday 5 February 2009   11am to 2.00pm

Site 3, Long Bay Regional Park, Beach Rd, Auckland North Long Bay

This is the first time this event’s been held at Long Bay.  We can’t wait to see lots of you there who are excited about taking time out to be part of this growing event!  Families have travelled from Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Kumeu and even Whangarei before now so pass on the news – everyone’s welcome! Whether you’re home educating or still thinking about it, take this fab chance to kick off the year with others from around the region and beyond. Around 250-300 people are expected to unite and celebrate our exciting and rewarding lifestyle!

Put faces to names/voices, find support, share ideas, expand our families’ sense of belonging and have fun!  If you’re just dipping your toes (starting your journey or merely looking into the option), be bold and make sure you let someone know you need help!

BRING: a picnic, kids, partner, supporters, family (especially the sceptics!).  Enjoy the beach, a safe swim, sun and shade, nature trail, kite flying, safe ball game, boogie boarding – bring them along (not provided!).  Feel free to make a whole day of it. Remember those essentials: sunhats, sunscreen, togs, and water bottles, of course!

IMPORTANT: This beautiful area is an Auckland Regional Council Regional Park and marine reserve area.  There is no opportunity to fish, gather shellfish or bring the family dog.  Please take away your own rubbish when you leave.  For more information about the area and its history, visit

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS: Take State Highway 1 north and turn off at Oteha Valley Rd. Turn right and follow Oteha Valley Rd to the lights. Go straight ahead into Carlisle Rd and follow the signs through Torbay to Long Bay.

SITE LOCATION: Site 3 is booked for us.  Go through the main entrance to the park, continue towards the bus parking area. It’s on the right-hand side in front of the bus car park.  Facilities include car park (30m), beach (50m), toilets (20m), and drinking water (10m).

This event will only be cancelled if there are heavy rain/gale force winds.  Text or call Dawn on 027 435 8922 if unsure on the day.

If you lose this note, just take a second now to remember AHE’s website – – all the details will be there in the Calendar!

Organised by volunteers of Auckland Home Educators Inc, the region’s non-profit network and support group for current and prospective home educators.

Dawn Headley

Awareness & PR Coordinator

networking across Auckland’s region and beyond for current & prospective home educators

Tel:      (09) 5277-922
Text:   027-435-8922