Friday, 20 November 2015

Fwd: Summer Reading Challenge: Andy Wright's visit; Wednesday 9th December, 2015

Hello All,

I trust that this finds you well.

This is just to double-confirm the details for Wednesday 9th
December and the Summer Reading Challenge.


Kaniere School

Kaniere School + Home Schooled Children(Double classroom)

Andy, Courtney Watson and I hope to arrive to schools at
least 5 minutes in advance of our allotted time.  The
schedule is quite tight, so can we gently ask that everyone
be assembled and ready for us please?  If you have any
difficulty with this, please just let me know.  We would
that a clear space at the top of the group be left clear for

We will start with an introduction to Andy, Courtney and
myself.  This will be followed by an overview of library
services to children and young people and the Summer Reading
Challenge.  Finally, the bit everyone will be waiting
for....... Andy will take over and the mantle of the story
spellbound will be woven over us all.

The session will last approximately an hour in total.

I'm really looking forward to it - I hope that you are too!

Should you have any questions or queries please just let me

Kind wishes,

Máire Hearty
Youth Librarian
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West Coast Home Educators

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

End of Year Homeschool Bang

Hi folks,

Save the evening of the 28th of November for our end of year homeschool party.
Fireworks to follow - and they promise to be bigger and better this year...

More details to follow, but save the date!
West Coast Home Educators

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Fwd: Calling all youth group leaders and educators wishing to add penguins to their activities

I hope you already have a copy of the education resource launched by the West Coast Penguin Trust last year, but if not, please let me know and I'll get one to you ASAP!
In order to help you make the most of it, the resource author, Zoe Watson, will be leading a fun workshop, along with the Trust's Ranger, Reuben Lane, and you are invited.
Why not put it in your diary now?!  Thursday, 10th December.  Come along to St Mary's School at 3.30pm for some inspiration to share with the children you teach, lead and care for, as well as some delicious afternoon tea!
A flier is attached and copied below and we'd be grateful if you could pass this email on to anyone we may have missed who may be interested. 
Please let me or Zoe know you'll be coming, so we can ensure we are prepared, particularly with afternoon tea!
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on 10th December, if not before.
Kind regards
PS If you can't make the 10th, but are keen to come, Zoe will also be running the workshop in Greymouth on Wednesday 9th December, at Grey Main School (Tech Centre, 3.30-5pm).  Again, please just let us know.
Inger Perkins, Manager | West Coast Penguin Trust | | PO Box 63, Hokitika 7842 | 03 755 8600

West Coast Home Educators

Todd Roughton from Homeschooling NZ

Todd Roughton from Homeschooling NZ will be speaking in Hokitika on Friday night.
Check out his website

Todd will be taking questions and speaking on courses available to high school students.  He has spent a lot of time investigating options for homeschool high school and post-high school students.  While he does facilitate the ACE curriculum, he will be focussing on non-ACE course.

Date: 6 November
Time: 7pm
Venue: 32b Providence Drive, Hokitika

Supper will be available.

Directions: Turn east (inland) up Keogans Rd just north of Hokitika.  It's the second road on the left after the Arahura Bridge roundabout if you are coming from the North.  Turn left at the bottom of the hill, carry on straight ahead, through the gates, follow the drive past the green barn and to the dark brown house at the end.

See you there!
West Coast Home Educators

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Scottish Country Dancing Change of Date

Hi there,

Sorry if this doesn't concern you...
The Scottish Country Dancers will now be having their end of year dance on SUNDAY 27th September at 2.30pm.  Mums, Dads, and grandparents welcome.  Followed by afternoon tea.
Dancers could come anytime after 2 for a warm up and practice.


West Coast Home Educators

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Fwd: Scottish Country DancingEnd of year event now Sunday 27th

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Catherine van Paassen <>
Date: Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 12:42 PM
Subject: Scottish Country DancingEnd of year event now Sunday 27th
To: Kim Blight <>

Hello Kim,

While I remember I have rebooked for Sunday 27th Sept, as this seemed a good time for the mothers that were at last Wednesday's session.


Can you please pass this on via email to the group? I will try to remember to talk with you tomorrow!


Thank you!

Catherine van Paassen


Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Fwd: Homeschools, Great News!

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Subject: Homeschools, Great News!

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