Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Scottish Country Dancing

This week is the LAST WEEK of Scottish Country Dancing for a month.  
Scottish Country Dancing will resume on the 29th of July.

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Friday, 12 June 2015

Fwd: FW: Lantern Parade

The details are a wee bit confusing, so please double check everything using the contact details.

Hello Homeschoolers,

I hope that this finds you well.

Can you send this info about please to your Homeschool
Database?

We're getting ready for the Lantern Parade in Hokitika, and
I thought that it would be helpful to send you the full
details:


  • Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th June
  • Workshops at the Custom House, 2pm - 4pm
  • Contact for the Custom House workshops:
    Ingrid Gruner: 755 7652 or lanternwalk.hoki@gmail.com
> Preschool aged children, please bring an adult with you.

  • Wednesday 17th June
  • Workshops at the Library 3.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Contact for the Library Workshops: 03.755 6208 or maire.hearty@westlib.co.nz
> Bottle lanterns
Pierced tin lanterns:  Booking essential for this one,
children must bring an adult, a hammer and a large nail with
them

  • Lantern Parade takes place on Saturday 20th June at 5.30pm,
meeting outside the Custom House.  If the weather is foul,
(rain / wind) it will take place the following day - check
the radio for details.


Kind regards,
Máire


Máire Hearty
Youth Librarian
T +64 3 755 6208| F +64 3 755 6209|
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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Fwd: Matariki Story Time Session

Please contact Maire as below.

____________________________________________

I hope that this finds you well.

We'll be having the International Storyteller Andy Wright -
storyteller.net.au - to visit for a special Matariki -themed
story time on Wednesday 16th June at 10.30am.  The session
will be most suitable for those aged between 5 and 10 years.

Can I ask you to please see if any of the homeschooling
group would be interested in coming in order that we can
have an idea of numbers?  Many thanks in advance.

Kind wishes,
Máire

Máire Hearty
Youth Librarian
T +64 3 755 6208| F +64 3 755 6209|
maire.hearty@westlib.co.nz<mailto:maire.hearty@westlib.co.nz
> /Library Website  www.westlib.co.nz Westland District
Library, 20 Sewell Street, Private Bag 704, Hokitika 7842 |
westland.govt.nz<http://www.westland.govt.nz/>
 "Westland - The Last Best Place"
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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Fwd: FW: ski week

Hello Everyone,
     Below are the details if anyone is interested in the Ski Week.  Please note that you do NOT have to be enrolled in the Correspondence School to join in and it is still really good value.  Aside of the Ski fees, each family has to pay an annual joining fee
of $20 to be officially a member or friend of the "Correspondence School Parent's Assn Canterbury Branch".   If you  are interested,
please reply directly to Neroli Davidson at woolshednz@xtra.co.nz.
Thank you,
 Rose Burrell.



Hello Everyone,
Haven't got you all in a group so not sure if I have missed anyone or not.  If you think you know someone on Correspondence that has been missed please pass on this information.  Ski week is 23-28 August.  Can you please let me know by return email if you are interested.  Subsidy for Correspondence students is $270 which is 5 days skiing.  Subsidy for non Correspondence will be $150.  $14 per night for Accomodation and $10 per day for the food.  Approx cost for 5 days skiing food and accomodation for correspondence students is $370 less subsidy $270 cost $100.  Regards Neroli



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Friday, 8 May 2015

Fwd: Home Education Foundation



Home Education Foundation


Hokitika Home Educators Conference

Posted: 08 May 2015 02:44 AM PDT

Date: 14 May 2015
Venue: Contact Kim

Programme:
1:30 Registrations
1:45 Welcome and Introductions
2:00-3:00  Barbara Avoiding Burnout: Keeping going when the Going gets Tough
3:00-3:30 afternoon tea
3:30-4:30 Suzannah "Finishing the Race: How Home Education Prepared Me for Life"?
4:45-5:45 Barbara Training Children's Minds, Tools of Learning and Motivation
5:45-7:00 Dinner break where people can either go home to have dinner or bring a shared dinner (no dessert, please - let's keep this simple!)
7:00-8.00 Barbara Christian Parents Preventing and Changing Rebellion in the Child's Heart
8:05-8:30 Barbara State of the Nation
8:30-9:00ish Q&A

There will be a resource table and 2nd hand tables for people to bring surplus curriculum to browse during the breaks


Friday, 1 May 2015

Home Education Foundation



MoE Accepting Applications from Age 5

Posted: 01 May 2015 03:34 AM PDT

This afternoon I receive and email from Lucy Ambrose from the National Office about the process of getting an exemption for our nearly 6 year olds. Lucy's email is about a policy change and is a direct result of the Scoping Survey that was done last year.

Hi Barbara and Meredith,

As you will remember, we agreed to look into the age that a child must be before parents can apply for a long-term exemption from enrolment. We have now reached an in-principle agreement that we will be able to accept applications following the child's fifth birthday (as opposed to the current six weeks before their sixth birthday).

The law remains the same, however – the exemption begins at the sixth birthday, but this change will allow the Ministry to process applications before these children are obliged to enrol in a school. This will reduce disruption to home education parents, students and schools.

This will take effect from 1 June 2015, absent major technical challenges.

We are having a hui with our regional home education staff on 11-12 May, and will brief them about this change. At this meeting, we also intend to train our staff in a range of home education philosophies, and the benefits of each.

We will also put a note on our website regarding this change.

Kind regards,

Lucy Ambrose-Segetin | Senior Advisor | Learner Engagement

education.govt.nz  |  Follow us on Twitter: @EducationGovtNZ

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://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:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Hearing and vision


Hearing and Vision testing will be available for homeschoolers in Hokitika on Monday, 11th of May, from 9.10am onwards at the Church of Christ Hall on Stafford Street.
Please ring Rachel G

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