Parent Forums

Professional development for home-schooling parents – plus a chance to connect with others over a cuppa.

 

Secondary Options for Home-School Teens

Tuesday 22 August, 7.00-9.30 pm
Epsom Community Centre, Gillies Ave
Cost: $5 ($10 non-member)

A variety of speakers will talk about the various exam and non-exam options for home-schoolers. This includes: NCEA (and Te Kura), Cambridge, A.C.E., I.B., Vocational Pathways, Polytech and Uni requirements, AND importantly doing no exams or formal qualifications at all.

Registrations to open in Term 3.
Queries contact Marian: parentforums@ahe.org.nz

Inspire Them to Write – with Valerie Robb

Session 1: Growing Effective Writers – Sat 2 Sept, 9.30am-12.30pm
Principles and foundations of writing with children.  Practical tools and ideas.
Session 2: Encouraging Excellence in Writing – Sat 23 Sept, 9.30am-12.30pm
Effective evaluation. Encouraging children to revise and improve.

Cost: $25 for one session; $40 for both (non-members: $35/50). Includes morning tea and a helpful manual.
Venue: Eden Community Church, 72 View Rd, Mt Eden

Valerie Robb is a trained teacher with 20 years home education experience. She loves to see children develop their creative talent in writing, and parents equipped to help and encourage their kids.

Queries contact Val: nzbusyma@gmail.com

Registrations will open in August.

 

Past AHE Parent Forums…

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION FORUM
Find out about the exemption process and home-schooling from the MOE’s perspective. Meet MOE staff from the Auckland MOE branch.
Plenty of time for Q&As.
Wednesday 29 March 2017, 7.30 pm

CURRICULUM EVENING
Come along to look at a wide range of different curriculum.
We will have Maths, Science, History, Handwriting, Writing, Spelling, Reading, Languages and a whole lot more, for you to browse through and hear a short explanation of each one.
Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 7:30pm

SECONDARY OPTIONS FOR HOMESCHOOLED TEENS
What are the options for teenagers who choose to home-school through the secondary years? How does NCEA work, and how do home-schoolers access NCEA?  What’s Cambridge?  Are there other options (like not doing any qualifications and focussing just on great learning)!? How does one enter university as a home-schooler?  This Forum will help you work through the myriad of possibilities and options for children opting to be home-educated through the senior years.
Wednesday 21st September 2016, 7.15pm

THE BATTLE AGAINST CLUTTER
One of the challenges being a home-school parent is organising your home and your life so that it’s not feeling totally out-of-control.  Learn practical and achievable solutions for simplifying and decluttering your home to create a more peaceful homeschooling environment, and more time and space for the important things in life.
Tuesday 28th June 2016, 7.30pm

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION FORUM
Find out about the exemption process and home-schooling from the MOE’s perspective. Meet Fay Norman and others from the Auckland MOE branch.
Plenty of time for Q&As.
Wednesday 18 May 2016, 7.30 pm

AM I DOING ENOUGH???  DEVELOPING CONFIDENCE IN YOUR APPROACH TO HOME EDUCATION
How much is enough?  How can I be sure? Siobhan Porter will talk about what bases need to be covered (and how), as well as encouraging parents to find their ‘groove’ with home-schooling: what’s a good fit for us, our family, and our philosophy?  Emphasis on primary/intermediate level. It’s not as hard as you think to do a great job home-schooling!
Wednesday 30 March 2016, 7.15pm

INSPIRE THEM TO WRITE – GROWING EFFECTIVE WRITERS
Do you have a struggling writer?
Or perhaps a budding author who needs some creative challenges?
Perhaps you are stuck with where to start or in need of fresh ideas?
Whatever your situation, you’re sure to be equipped and enthused by this interactive writing workshop led by Val Robb. Come and learn about how to have fun while inspiring your children to write.
Saturday, 12 March 2016, 9:00am – 3:00pm

CURRICULUM INFORMATION EVENING
Starting to think about what you want to do differently in 2016?
Need some fresh ideas for resources and books and curriculum?
AHE’s Curriculum information Evening will give you the opportunity to hear a little about multiple resources for Maths, Science, History, Handwriting, Writing, Spelling, Reading, and Languages as well as giving you time to look through and compare the resources yourself.
Thursday, 3 December 2015, 7:30pm

NCEA FOR HOMESCHOOLERS
Are you wondering about NCEA as an option for the secondary years but don’t quite understand how it works?
Nathalie Thomas will talk about how homeschoolers can use NCEA as a pathway to tertiary education, such as polytechnic or university. She will explain how NCEA works, what is meant by credits, achievement standards, unit standards, etc. She will explain what the minimum number of credits needed is and how to gain these through the correspondence school – Te Kura (which is free once your child turns 16.) She will explain how NCEA achieves the literacy and numeracy requirements as well as university entrance. After Nathalie’s talk there will be time for questions and answers with Nathalie and others who have experience with NCEA and Te Kura.
Wednesday 25 November 2015, 7:15pm