May 8, 2021

Nationwide contact for home education enquiries – homeschooling NZ

Needing help for your home schooling journey:

https://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

https://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/
and
https://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

Contact details:
Craig and Barbara Smith
06 357-4399
email: barbara@hef.org.nz
Greetings all,
There have been a couple of requests lately for people willing to give exemption advice and encouragement.
Just a reminder that this is precisely what we at the Home Education Foundation are here for!
We help with preparing for exemptions and ERO reviews, how to understand and answer the exemption questions, we sit in on ERO Reviews with people, and I’ve even been a witness at a court case involving home education and socialisation. We have tons of material on socialisation, research results in both academic and social areas, ideas on curriculum development and getting into university and links to other information that we send out for free. We have 22 years of experience in teaching our own 8 children aged 28 down to 3 (yes, we’re still at it) and running conferences and speaking in nearly every corner of the country. Barbara just talked a mum who was full of panic through her ERO review preparation, and the mum passed with flying colours! I just wrote a letter to the Hamilton office of the MoE about what I thought was unfair treatment in an exemption application…the mum emailed today to say the exemption just came through!
Being a charitable trust, we do not charge for anything we send out or for our advice, even though most phone calls last between a half hour to a full hour or more. We trust the Lord to move people to make donations as they see fit and to subscribe to Keystone https://hef.org.nz/category/keystone-magazine/ and TEACH Bulletin https://hef.org.nz/category/teach-bulletin/. Although we personally are committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, the Home Education Foundation is committed to rescuing ANY children out of state schooling institutions and to giving as much help and encouragement as we can to any and all parents and grandparents wanting to have a go at home education.
So don’t hesitate to get people to ring us or send an email. We don’t have an 0800 number but if people ring us on a landline, we can ring them back so we pay for the call since it costs us next to nothing.

Applying for an Exemption to Home School

in New Zealand


Here are two very helpful  links

The first is a cut down version of the exemption application, showing you exactly which comments the Ministry of Education (MoE) expects you to reply to:

https://hef.org.nz/2010/making-an-application-for-exemption-from-enrolment-and-attendance-at-a-school/

The second is a lengthy letter giving all kinds of tips on how to answer the comments:

https://hef.org.nz/2010/a-collection-of-exemption-tips-and-ideas/

I’d suggest reading those two, having a go at answering the questions, then give us a ring (06) 357-4399 or emailing your phone number and we will ring you (email barbara@hef.org.nz).

It seems complicated at first, but it really isn’t that bad at all. We can talk you through it. All free of charge. That’s why we’re here.

Websites and blogs:

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Teach Bulletin – 1yr Subsciption

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Edited by Craig S. Smith

$9.00

6 page A4 Bulletin. 1yr, 6 issues(Thorough Education Achieved in a Caring Home) is a monthly newsletter of the Home Education Foundation. Articles deal with political developments which may affect home educators, statistical and professional trends, correspondence with politicians and educationalists, and other items of general interest to home educators. Published since January 1997, TEACH Bulletin has been used to sound legislative alerts, rallying home educators to write submissions to their MPs and Parliamentary Select Committees when legislation unfavourable to home educators was introduced into Parliament.The six page newsletter comes out 6 times a yearTo order do one of the following:

send email to sales@hef.org.nz with visa number

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

fax 06 357-4389

phone 06 357-4399

order here:

http://www.sella.co.nz/user/hef/

Teach Bulletin – 2yrs Subscription

teach-only.JPGteach-only.JPGTeach Bulletin – 2yrs
Edited by Craig S. Smith

$18.00

6 page A4 Bulletin. 2yr, 12 issues(Thorough Education Achieved in a Caring Home) is a monthly newsletter of the Home Education Foundation. Articles deal with political developments which may affect home educators, statistical and professional trends, correspondence with politicians and educationalists, and other items of general interest to home educators. Published since January 1997, TEACH Bulletin has been used to sound legislative alerts, rallying home educators to write submissions to their MPs and Parliamentary Select Committees when legislation unfavourable to home educators was introduced into Parliament.The six page newsletter comes out 6 times a yearTo order do one of the following:send email to sales@hef.org.nz with visa number

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

fax 06 357-4389

phone 06 357-4399

order here:

http://www.sella.co.nz/user/hef/

Keystone/TEACH Package – 1yr

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Edited by Craig S. Smith

$32.00

Keystone: 4 issues; TEACH: 6 issues
For product descriptions, please see the individual productsTo order do one of the following:send email to sales@hef.org.nz with visa number

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

fax 06 357-4389

phone 06 357-4399

order here:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listings.aspx?member=2366144

Keystone/TEACH Package – 2yrs

keystone-and-teach.JPGkeystone-and-teach.JPGKeystone/TEACH Package – 2yrs
Edited by Craig S. Smith

$64.00

Keystone: 8 issues; TEACH: 12 issuesFor product descriptions, please see the individual products
To order do one of the following:send email to sales@hef.org.nz with visa numberpost cheque or visa number to PO Box 9064, Palmerston Northfax 06 357-4389

phone 06 357-4399

order here:

Prefer you use sella  because there are no fees:

http://www.sella.co.nz/user/hef/

or

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listings.aspx?member=2366144

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