Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Homeschool breakup

Hi there, Folks!

We are planning to have the end of year homeschool break up on the 1st of December.  Weather permitting, we hope to hold The Back Yard Olympics.

Shared meal - bring something for mains.  Drinks and dessert provided.

Pop the date in your diary.

Date: Friday 1st December
Time: 4.30pm onwards
          6.00pm dinner
          9.30pm fireworks
Venue: 32b Providence Drive, Three Mile, Hokitika

RSVP would be appreciated.

See you there!!!

West Coast Home Educators

Monday, 7 August 2017

Detectives at Shanty Town Visit!

Hi Everyone,

Just reminder that our next Shanty Town visit is on

18th of August 2017.


We are going to hold a bit of a competition for the best dressed detective. Prize, $1 packet of old fashioned lollies (our budget is tight sorry J )

So if your kids wish to come dressed up as Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Drew etc, it would put a fabulous spin to the day!


As per usual we are supplying our own on morning tea, lunch and drinks. 

Cost is $3.00 per school age children.  Teachers and pre-schoolers are free.


Please be at the front gate by



I have attached a letter from Shanty Town which pretty much outlines the same things I have said.  Please do read it.

If you have children that need a ride because you can't be there, please contact me.

027 671 6759




Looking forward to seeing you all there.



West Coast Home Educators

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Fwd: NZ Book Awards

Good morning. There are still some spaces left for our NZ Book Awards celebrations. We would love to have some of your students come along and get involved with some fun activities at the library.

Hope to hear from you soon.










The annual New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults is being celebrated in the library during the week of the

14th – 18th August.


The Westland District Library invites your class to the library to help us celebrate one of the finalists. The book we have chosen to focus on this year is

Fuzzy Doodle by Melinda Szymanik. Melinda Szymanik's book is a finalist in the picture book and illustration category. 


There will be an opportunity for your junior students to listen to Fuzzy Doodle being read, take part in a scavenger hunt, and get creative making their own colourful butterflies.

We will display each masterpiece in the library.


Below are the dates and times for class visits. Sessions will run for one hour.


Tuesday 15th 11am

Wednesday 16th 11am and 1.30pm

Thursday 17th 11am and 1.30pm


Please email me with your preferred date and time, remember first in first served.


Find out more about the NZ Book Awards by following the link: www.nzbookawards.nz



Krystel Woodcock
Youth Librarian
T +64 3 755 6208| F +64 3 755 6209| krystel.woodcock@westlib.co.nz  /Library Website  www.westlib.co.nz
Westland District Library, 20 Sewell Street, Private Bag 704, Hokitika 7842
| westlanddc.govt.nz  
 "Westland – The Last Best Place" 


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West Coast Home Educators

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Homeschooling New Zealand visiting the Coast

Flexible New Qualification Framework for Christian Homeschoolers


Home Schooling NZ has been serving the Christian homeschooling community in New Zealand for the past 33 years. Until recently, they were utilising the A.C.E. Certificate framework to enable students to gain recognised qualifications.


In July of last year, HSNZ's overseeing body (the Christian Education Foundation Trust - CENZ) applied to Universities New Zealand -Te Pōkai Tara for recognition of their own university-entrance qualification, in order to free families from undue A.C.E. control. 


This qualification has recently been approved, giving Christian homeschooling families the opportunity to now tailor qualifications at any level to meet each student's specific wishes and requirements, including courses from whichever curricula and whichever supplier(s) they wish.


The current Principal of HSNZ, Todd Roughton, will be visiting Hokitika on August 11th to share about the background to this new possibility, explain the options now available, and answer any questions in relation to it.  

The meeting will be held at the home of Samuel and Kim Blight, 32B Providence Drive, Hokitika, starting at 7:00pm.

Supper provided.

All are welcome.



West Coast Home Educators

Monday, 26 June 2017

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Friday, 5 May 2017

RYDA Road Safety Education opportunity for students

Hi all


Ivan Wilson and I are facilitator's for the RYDA Road Safety Education programme event happening next Thursday 11th May 9.30 am – 2pm at St John Headquarters, 112 Waterwalk Road. 


The programme is very short of numbers and risks being pulled (only 22 students currently enrolled and only  two students from Grey High).   RYDA is designed for 16-18 year old students who are approaching that crucial time in their lives where they start to drive independently or are travelling as passengers of novice drivers.  As such, enrolment is now open for polytechnic students also.  It would be great if we could send some class groups along to support this fantastic initiative.  If you know of any other youth groups that may be interested please forward this on.


More information about the programme is available from: http://www.rse.org.au/programs/ryda/ (plus a short summary below)


If you would like to give your class the opportunity to attend please contact:


Tim Hartnell RYDA Programme Coordinator South Island

southisland@rse.org.nz  or 027 203 7006


There is a small fee of $15 per student (but if you're students are interested and this is going to be a barrier for them please have a chat with Tim.


More info:

At RYDA, students attend six interactive sessions where they are challenged to change the way they think about road safety; participating in a stopping distance demonstration, devising personalised strategies, gaining an understanding of their individual risk profile and getting tips from road safety experts on how to protect themselves, their friends and family.


The learning objectives for students attending RYDA are:




Kind regards




Kate Campbell (MSc) - Senior Lecturer: Business

ddi 03 769 9449 | cell 021 251 2866 | freephone 0800 800 411 | website www.tpp.ac.nz


Please note that I work part time hours approximately as follows:

1pm - 7.30pm Mondays

1pm - 5 pm Tuesdays

1pm - 7.30pm Wednesdays

1pm – 5 pm Thursdays


West Coast Home Educators