Sunday, 12 May 2019

HomeSchool NZ Visit to your area

Dear Homeschool Family,


Each year we endeavour to get around the country and catch up with as many families as possible. We do this by holding get-togethers in key locations within a certain area. Obviously, we cannot visit every single small town, but with very few exceptions, we do hope to be somewhere this year that is no more than 30-40 minutes away from your home (and hopefully closer).


These get-togethers are very useful for a bunch of reasons:  they keep folk up to date with the latest news and developments, families meet other homeschooling families in their area and develop networking relationships, all sorts of questions get answered, older students get to hear and ask questions about potential career pathways and we all get to put faces to names. For new families, these meetings also serve as the "face-to-face" training meeting mentioned in your enrolment material.


Significantly too, the Ministry of Education knows that we do this "in-service training", and it is one of the reasons for the confidence they have in HSNZ and why they view and treat us as a respected part of the educational establishment.


It is a substantial logistical operation getting travel schedules organised and we do need people to work with us in this. It is also costly, and so it is disappointing when we get to an area that is within easy reach of numerous families only to find that hardly anyone turns up.


Please……wherever humanly possible, do make the effort.


  • Hokitika area
    Wednesday, May 29th, 7.00pm, Samuel and Kim Blight, 32b Providence Drive, Hokitika
    Supper provided


Kind regards

Todd Roughton











  Home Schooling NZ

  PO Box 4107
  Kamo 0141

  New Zealand

  Ph. (09) 459 5626


West Coast Home Educators

Monday, 8 April 2019

Westland Riding for the Disabled

Hi folks!

I trust your first term has gone well.
I am writing on behalf of the Westland Riding for the Disabled (RDA).  They are desperate for volunteers.  Volunteers help with horses and riders.  They need to be over 14 yearls old and physically capable.  Volunteer times are flexible.  RDA Westland is open from 10am to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday.

This is a great opportunity for helping in the community and getting some horse experience.

Westland RDA is on Facebook or you can contact Sue 0273037912 or Jane 03 755 8069 or 02102718810
West Coast Home Educators

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Fwd: Jumpstart 2019

Hey friends,

Just a reminder that JUMPSTART is around the corner again and hoping you can come again, bring friends/siblings, and/or help spread the word for us. Do you know any home-educating networks in your area you could send this too?… or local Homeschooling FB groups?  We are anticipating a FANTASTIC week coming your way!

North Island - Hamilton - March 17-22, 2019
South Island - Hanmer Springs - April 7-12, 2019

Feel free to contact me for more info.  (Phone # below)

Sharing His Life,

Dale EPP
Field Representative

Mobile: 027 398-7099



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Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Fwd: Grow with me - (BREAKING NEWS) - message from Kirsty

Art Lessons for Homeschool Teenagers

A letter from Kirsty ...
To my Artventure Family,

Whether your homeschooling family signed up the day I launched back in 2012, or if you joined just this week for the first time, the homeschool community have been so loyal to Artventure and me. You've sent me your requests, emailed me your kids' incredible artworks, given me feedback so I can grow... I have little artists who are part of the Artventure Family all over the world! THANK YOU for being a part of this journey with me.

One of the requests I often hear is "can we please have more difficult lessons for older kids?". Your requests are important to me so I've been working very hard this year. I've brought in 2 awesome secondary school art teachers (Sue and Wendy, who have combined experience of over 60 years!) and we are now proud to announce that we are launching a brand new library of art lessons for teenagers!! It's called ART EYE DEER and I know you're going to love it.

Here's the current situation... We have 45 lessons in our brand new library (Artventure launched with only 25!) and we're in the process of making many more. We will have hundreds of lessons to choose from (eventually), but at the moment we're still filming, editing and uploading.

I'd like to invite you to grow with me.

As you're a current Homeschool Artventure member, I would like to offer you an EXCLUSIVE, NEVER-TO-BE-REPEATED DEAL. While Art Eye Deer is young, you're welcome to sign up now and never pay full price.

Here's what you do:
1. Sign up to Art Eye Deer
2. Use this CODE when it comes to pay: GROWWITHME

I can't offer this for too long, so this offer expires on the 31st of December 2018. We will be doing a full launch in January 2019. I understand that you might have friends or family who want to use this discount code, I'm happy for you to share it, including GIFT MEMBERSHIPS (just in time for the holidays!).

If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please click "reply" and share your thoughts with me, I would love to hear from you.

Happy arty days to you, Kim and to your kids/students,

Kirsty xx

PS. This is a "soft launch" (I'm only emailing Homeschool families at this stage) so if you find a crease that needs ironing (ie something doesn't work properly on the website) please email me ASAP. Thanks xx
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Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Homeschool Breakup

Hi Folks!

This year's homeschool breakup:

🌲Date: Friday, 7th December
🌲Time: 4.30 onwards, 6pm shared dinner
🌲Venue: 32b Providence Dr, Hokitika
🌲Bring: something for the shared meal, empty toilet rolls
🌲RSVP: Tuesday, 5th December

There will be a vote on the best dish at dinner and a prize for the winner.
No fireworks, this year, sorry.  :(
Put your thinking cap on for the super toilet roll challenge!  Prize for the team that makes the most creative toilet roll invention/sculpture on the night.
Dessert and drinks provided.

Please let us know at you are coming so we can plan for numbers.

Thanks and see you there!

Samuel & Kim Blight
West Coast Home Educators

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Homeschool Breakup - save the date!

Friday evening, 7th December.
Details will follow.
Save your toilet rolls for the super toilet roll challenge.
Hope to see you there!

West Coast Home Educators