Thursday, 29 January 2015

Scholastic book club

Hello everyone,

For those who haven't heard, I have taken over doing the Scholastic Book Club orders from Kerstin.

The first lot of booklets for 2015 have just arrived and are ready to send out to anyone who may want to order books.
They have made some changes for this year, so instead of getting lots of smaller booklets, Lucky, Arrow, Star, etc, they are all combined into one booklet.

Currently I have only myself and one other person on my list of people who receive them.
But I thought there surely should be others who are interested in buying books too..
So if anyone would like to buy Scholastic book club books, please let me know and I will send you a booklet.
Or if you want some more information, I'm happy to help.

Phone: (03) 7625172
Or leave a comment

Look forward to hearing from you,

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Scottish Country Dancing

Hi there folks!

Catherine van Paassen has kindly offered to take weekly sessions for Scottish Country Dancing for the homeschoolers.  There are a few details yet to be confirmed, but we are garnering interest.

Where:  Hokitika
Day: Wednesdays
Time: One hour in the afternoon - please let us know what suits and we will see what we can do
Cost: Not sure, but minimal - will confirm
Beginning: somewhere between mid Feb and mid March

Please get back to us by the end of next week.

Thanks!  Happy Homeschooling, and all the best for the New Year.

West Coast Home Educators

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Details for Penguin Launch

The West Coast Penguin Trust
is delighted to invite you
to the launch of its
West Coast Penguin and Seabird Education Resource
When: 2.00pm. Friday 28th November
Where: Kaniere School, 16 Camp Street, Kaniere
The Trust has been developing the education resource over the past couple of years and would
like to share and celebrate its launch with you!
Through tailor-made, fun, educational projects written especially for the West Coast, the new
resource enables teachers and youth leaders to take children on a voyage of discovery as they learn
about penguins and penguin habitat on the Coast, consider and take actions to help penguins, and
then celebrate and share their projects.
Hokitika based primary school teacher and environmental educator, Zoe Watson, has written the
material, which focusses on the ever popular blue penguin and provides information and activities
relating to the Coast's other seabirds.
Kaniere School teacher, Kristine Hickford, has provided advice along the way and is kindly providing
the space and her class to join in with the launch.
Come and join the Trust and the school children to celebrate with afternoon tea

West Coast Home Educators

Fwd: Invitation to the launch of our education resource, 2pm, Friday 28th November

The West Coast Penguin Trust has created an education resource with activities for children roughly in the 5-9 years age range and we're about to launch it!  First of all, we'd like to invite you to our launch next Friday at Kaniere School (see invitation attached) and secondly, I'd like to post a copy of the resource to you and to other home school coordinators on the coast and wondered if you could let me have your and other coordinator addresses please.
The resource will also be available on line on our website by next Friday so all home school parents will be able to access it.
If you have any questions, please let me know and I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards

Inger Perkins
West Coast Penguin Trust | PO Box 63, Hokitika 7842 | 03 755 8600

West Coast Home Educators

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Fwd: shantytown change of date

sorry folks , have to delay one week.
meet Friday 5th of December, midday at playground part of
shanty town (just through the entrance). pay on entry. bring
own cut lunch. after having lunch we can explore!!
cancelled if really wet.
rachel :)

West Coast Home Educators

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Fwd: re hokitika summer reading challenge

hi all
this is happening again. last year there were 20 of our kids
who enjoyed this. I have the forms, and I am happy to drop
them off to you. This is a great way for kids to keep busy
during holidays, we have choices of what they can read and
choice of prize.
rachel t  :)

West Coast Home Educators