Meet Our Speakers
Natalie has been home-schooling since 2004. She and her husband, Mark, have five children; currently three are at university and two are still being home-schooled. They live in Auckland, although Natalie originally hails from a dairy farm in Taranaki. Natalie has seen the value of meeting face to face with others to support and encourage each other and feels she has benefitted greatly from past conferences and speakers. It is now her desire to be able to help others feel confident and excited about their own home-school adventure ahead.
From our 2021 Conference Tour:
Wee-Yeong is the current Executive Director of MIOMO (Making it on my Own) a life skills programme designed by Yvonne Godfrey. His passion for the next generation in Aotearoa drives him to impart values and skills to set young people up for success in all areas of life; and to equip parents for their role in their young adults’ independence process. After completing a conjoint degree at the University of Auckland (majoring in technology and management), Wee-Yeong’s 20-year career has spanned consulting, risk management, youth mentoring and non-profit leadership.
Siobhan has recently arrived in Dunedin having home-educated her five children for 16 years. She was formerly the director of Auckland Home Educators, and has assisted many parents to find encouragement and direction in their home-education journey. She loves how learning at home gives children the chance to really grow – academically, relationally and in real-life responsibilities. Siobhan is looking forward to exploring the Deep South and getting to know the community.