Thursday, 17 July 2014

Aoraki Cottage


Hi West Coast Home Educators,

I would just like everyone to know we have this great Adventure Farm Stay
that they can bring their kids to for a whole lot of new fun exciting hands on
learning experiences.

I'm Uncle Dave married to Aunty Nikki
when I was growing up I used to go to a friends farm where we had all sort
of fun adventures, so now we are full time farming and our kids are growing up
we've opened up our farm and developed a cottage & cabin so families can come
enjoy our farm.


Guests often say I'm pretty good at relating to all ages of kids and giving them
the confidence to try new things. Teaching must be in the blood.

Anyway hope you can distribute this invitation to come stay explore the farm
our wonderful Geraldine Village and use it as a base to day trip South Canterbury
Tekapo, Aoraki/Mount Cook, Mount Sunday Village of Edorus in Lord of the Rings"
or Yellow Eyed Penguins & Steam Punk at Oamaru if you want.




All the best

Kind Regards

Dave (&Nikki) Stanton
Aoraki Cottage Treks & Tours
Heart of the South Island
Geraldine, New Zealand
www.aorakicottage.co.nz/index.htm

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Fwd: Project Day- New date Thursday 24 July.



PROJECT DAY has now been moved to THURSDAY 24 JULY 2014.

AT KAIATA HALL, GOLF LINKS RD, KAIATA, GREYMOUTH.

STARTS 9.00AM FOR SET UP.
    
            9.30AM FOR START OF SPEECHES
            10.30 MORNING TEA
            10.50 SPEECHES
            12.00 SHARED CULTURAL LUNCH
            12.45 SHORT HE MEETING
            1.00PM TO 3.OO PM TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE!!!

ENTRY $5.00 PER FAMILY TO COVER HALL HIRE PLEASE.

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN TO PROJECT DAY BEFORE, BRING ALONG SOMETHING YOU HAVE BEEN 
WORKING ON, ARE INTERESTED IN OR ARE GOOD AT- COULD BE A HOBBY, SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR PET,
SOMETHING YOU HAVE MADE, ETC.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO A SPEECH BUT ARE ENCOURAGED TO AND GENERALLY MOST PEOPLE END UP DOING ONE.
IT CAN BE PREPARED OR IMPROMPTU. PLEASE PRACTISE SPEAKING LOUDLY!

LUNCH WILL NOT BE A COMPETITION THIS TIME BUT WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE QUITE GOOD TO HAVE A CULTURAL THEME
SINCE WE COME FROM A VARIETY OF BACKGROUNDS AND CHILDREN ARE INVITED TO PREPARE IT.  FINGER FOOD WOULD BE
GREAT IF POSSIBLE BUT NOT ESSENTIAL.

I WILL SEND OUT DETAILS OF WHAT MATERIALS TO BRING FOR THE TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE CLOSER TO THE DATE.
ANY ENQUIRIES TO ROSE BURRELL, PH 7625 527
G Burrell



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West Coast Home Educators

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Fwd: Lantern Workshop at the Library

>
> Subject: Lantern Workshop at the Library
> Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 01:28:52 +0000
>
> Hello everyone,
>
> I hope that this finds you enjoying the lovely sunny day!
>
> A 'Make A Lantern' workshop will be held here at
> Westland District Library
> Next Wednesday, that is Wednesday 18th June
> From 3.30 - 4.30pm.
>
> This is to make lanterns for the Lantern Parade on Saturday
> 21st June. There's no cost to participants, and Lindy
> Roberts has very kindly offered to facilitate. All children
> are welcome, but especially those aged 12 and under. For
> those who come aged 8 and under, it's best that they bring a
> parent or adult carer with them.
>
>
>
> If you have any queries or questions, please just let me
> know.
>
> Kind regards,
> Máire
>
> Máire Hearty
> Youth Librarian
> T +64 3 755 6208| F +64 3 755 6209|
> maire.hearty@westlib.co.nz

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Exciting Dates From Rose




AFTERNOON TEA for Home Educators, especially for NEW or INTENDING Home Educators or people new to the area, mainly to meet up and maybe share ideas, curriculums used, etc.  Bring a plate if it suits, don't worry if it doesn't.  "Older" HEs very welcome also.
This will be at 2pm at Rose's on MONDAY, 9 JUNE.


ALSO:
Quite separately from home educating, I am presently involved in bring Warwick Pascoe and his educational presentation- The Making of a Masterpiece-to the West Coast.  He plans to be here on 28/29 July and I don't see why we Home Educator's should miss out!  He takes us on an amazing hour-long animated journey from birth back to conception in an interactive, humorous way, and having seen him in action, I can definitely recommend it and can also assure everyone that it is quite suitable for all ages and quite non-controversial.  Will let you know more when detais are finalised but mark those dates.  Will probably be OUTSIDE school hours.  You can look it up on www.masterpiece.org.nz.


ALSO:
My apologies for Project Day not happening last year - time just seemed to get out of hand.  So have decided to get in early this year and am looking tentatively at THURSDAY, 3 JULY at KAIATA HALL, GREYMOUTH AREA.  If some thing comes up, or there is illness around, we might look at shifting it 
to the beginning of the 3rd term.  For all of you  who know about Project Day, start preparing or dusting up your projects and practise doing speeches
to your families.  Can be about something you have studied, or are interested in or are expert at or maybe tell about somewhere you have been.  I was thinking that this year we should have a cultural theme for the shared lunch, prepared by the children if possible, for something different.  Maybe if everyone could make something that reflected their ethnicity?
I still haven't sorted out an afternoon activity yet so welcome any ideas please or maybe we could look at going to the Aquatic Centre?

ALSO:
If anyone is interested in joining in with part or all of a Ski Week with the Correspondence School Parent's Association Canterbury Branch -NB - You do not have to be doing Correspondence- let me know and I can send you details.  The week starts 11 August, will be in Cardrona, Treble Cone area and they are a nice bunch of people to be away with.  Skiing is very expensive but this group manage to get really good deals, being educational!  If you are keen, let me know sooner rather than later as they need to book accommodation especially.

That's all from me at the moment.
Will be good to catch up with you all,
Rose





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West Coast Home Educators

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Camp



HELLO EVERYONE,

My apologies for such short notice but I thought we had better run with this while this wonderful weather is holding and before it starts getting too cold.

So for the details:

WHERE: LAKE MAHINAPUA DOC CAMPING GROUND (just south of Hokitika for any new people)

WHEN: This Wed, Thurs and Fri - 9th, 10th and 11 April.

TIME: If we arrive and set up on Wed morning and can get started after lunch would be good.

We will finish up and pack up again after lunch on Friday.

WHAT IF? You haven't got a tent, like your own bed too much or have other appointments?

Feel free to turn up to activities whenever it suits you.

COST: It costs $6 per night for adults and $3 per night for schoolage children, (Age below 5 are free) to camp the night and fees are paid into the supplied honesty box, so it is handy to have the right cash available.

No fee if you are not staying the night

WHAT TO BRING? Bring all your own food, clothing and camping gear. If you have bikes or boats - and can fit them in! - bring them along but not essential.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Whatnot Puzzle Page Answers






















CLOWING AROUND
Dodo is at B (clue 1). Coco has been with the circus 3 years and the clown at
A for 2 years (clue 2), so Coco is at C. By elimination, Bobo whose real name is
Mike (3), is at A. Tom has been with the circus 5 years (4), so is at B.
By elimination, Jack is at C.


HUB-WORDS - Solution
9-letter word - EDUCATION

Some other words of five letters or more containing the hub letter I:
actin, adieu, antic, audio, audit, canid, cited, coati, cutie, dicot, dicta, edict,
indue, nicad, tenia, tonic, tunic, unite, untie, action, atonic, auntie, coined,
detain, induce, induct, notice, united, untied, aconite, auction, caution,

conduit, noctuid, noticed.