Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Fwd: New community space in GMTH: The Nest. Drop in/Art class/Holiday program

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From: Aileen Elizabeth Trip <>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 at 13:29
Subject: New community space in GMTH: The Nest. Drop in/Art class/Holiday program
To: BBBS Greymouth <>

Hi Fantastic Home Educators!

Introducing a new community space in Greymouth, open for the public to drop in, play, chat and create, during 9-2:30 Thursday and Friday. It is overseen by the Home Builders Trust and is a lovely venue. The Nest is located at the old Mason's pharmacy building and it's facilitator Bronte also runs art classes for primary school aged children after school hours.
She also ran a school holiday programme for 8-12 y/o's over summer and will be doing this again in future holidays.
To register interest in the activities she runs please either pop in and talk to her in the open hours, or email Bronte on  She has written a blurb on the vision behind "The Nest" in blue below my note and also suggested we might wish to run a monthly catch up from there - I was already playing with the idea of seeing if anyone would be keen to take turn with others in organising an activity or segment of something using or sharing their skills with others! Send me any ideas and we can put together a group brainstorm of possibilities! My email is
On a side note, I had a heart op last year and am due to deliver another member of our family in a couple of weeks, all of which put alot of dreamed up stuff and plans on the go slow!

I hope all is well for you and yours, Sincere Regards, Elizabeth Trip

The nest  is all about creativity.  This is a dynamic space in Greymouth CBD, with the focus to support the wellbeing and growth of our community.  A big part of this space is working together as a community.  We want to support other people, groups and organisations by offering our vibrant, versatile space for hire.

We charge 35hr+GST,  but when you hire our space you don't just get a room you also get access to our art supplies, toys, books and tea and coffee.

We also have a pool table, DVD's, PlayStation and a book swap library.

To book our space contact our office

Phone: 03-788 8065


Below is also the link to our FB page.


West Coast Home Educators

Todd and Riety Roughton of Homeschooling NZ

Todd and Riety Roughton are coming on the 11th of March to the Coast.  We will have a shared meal together.  They're a great couple with huge experience.

Where: 32b Providence Drive, Hokitika
When: 5:30pm Thursday, 11th of March
Bring: something to share for dinner

See you then!

West Coast Home Educators

Dental Nurse

The Hokitika dental nurse is now seeing homeschool primary students.  If she hasn't got hold of you, or you are new to the area, please contact Hokitika primary school.

West Coast Home Educators

Sunday, 7 February 2021

Homeschooling NZ visit

Hi folks,

Todd and Riety Roughton will be on the West Coast on the 11th of March.
Besides having a really good handle on homeschooling in New Zealand, they can also give you advice and direction for qualifying your teenagers.  Having homeschooled four children themselves, they are very approachable and understanding.  We love them!

To meet Todd and Riety, you can contact them for a visit while they are here, or you can join us for a shared meal.

Check them out at

Date: Thursday, 11th March
Time: 5.30
Venue: 32b Providence Dr, Hokitika
Bring: something for dinner

See you there!

West Coast Home Educators