Christchurch Conference: Zoom

Saturday, 18 September

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Zoom Conference Schedule

Saturday, 18th September

Registration has now closed
Only registered people will be admitted to the Zoom meeting

12:30 pm

Registration via Zoom login

1:00 pm

Afternoon Begins and Introductions

1:20 pm

Home Education Expo: Listen to short talks, network with others, chat to homeschool vendors and providers. Click here to see details...

1:20pm – Cynthia Hancox: What’s next in your family’s homeschool journey? Cynthia shares insight and ideas for creating your own ‘big picture’ of what you want to achieve, and some practical steps for making it a reality.  Stay and chat to Cynthia or move on to another talk…
1:40pm – Erin Parkinson will talk about just some of the myriad of curriculum options available and what each one can offer. Maths, Science, English and Social Studies curriculums will be discussed.  Ask more questions, look at some samples or go on to listen to…
2:00pm – Natalie Donaldson, who will give a brief overview of the options available for children being home-educated in the secondary years.

Also present will be: Engaging Minds homeschool curriculum suppliers; Education Perfect online education providers for New Zealand; homeschooling with different cultures with Sarah-Jane Enari; Growing Effective Writers with Val Robb; the SAT and GED with Shirley Erwee; homeschooling with learning difficulties with Sharon Scurr; discussion panel with homeschooling Dad’s; overview of homeschooling for beginners; and more!

All of these speakers will also be presenting at previous conferences – to make sure you don’t miss out – come to the Nelson conference for free with your registration.  Many speakers are presenting at the same time as each other so you can’t see them all in one conference.

1:20 pm

#OwningIt – TEENS ONLY

Enjoy your life, be respected by adults and smash out your goals – Wee-Yeong Eyou
Do you wish that adults, including your parents, would trust you and respect your opinions?  Do you get anxious thinking about the future? Worried you won’t be able to achieve your dreams and goals or worried that you don’t have any goals?  Learn how to understand yourself better, begin to take ownership of your life and be respected by others while still having fun.

This talk is aimed at 14-18 year olds.

2:40 pm

Short Break

2:50 pm

Love, Lead, Let Go: Raising Children who are Ready to Smash it in the Real World

Parenting is hard!  Parenting while home-educating is even harder.  How do we cope with the digital age?  How do parenting roles change as our children get older?  How do we inspire our children to be self-motivated instead of nagging them?  Wee-Yeong Eyou will share stories and timeless principles for dealing with these questions and many others, enabling you to set your children up for confidence, independence and success – to love them, lead them and be ready to let them go!


3:50 pm

Short Break

4:00 pm

What Should My Child be Learning, and Does it Really Matter?

What would my child be learning if they were at school?  How do I know if they are ‘keeping up’?  Do I have to keep up with school levels?  What if I’m more of an unschooler?  Or a Charlotte Mason homeschooler?  What if I don’t know what I am?
Erin Parkinson will discuss how NZ schools decide what to teach and whether this matters for home educators or not!


5:00 pm

Final Q & A with Speakers

5:15 pm


Hillview Gym

Now in the comfort of your own home!


Standard Price:
$40 per person for the afternoon
Teen Session: $20



Registration has now closed.
What a blast we had on 18 September!  And, just like that, the tour is over 🙁

Please note:
refunds incur a $5 administration fee per person