Dunedin Conference

Thursday, 16 September

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Conference Schedule

Thursday, 16th September

Early Bird Ends 2 September
Registration Closes 12 September

5:00 pm


5:30 pm

Evening Begins and Introductions

5:45 pm

Home Education Expo: Listen to short talks, network with others, have a cuppa and cake. See details...

5:50pm – 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…
6:10pm – 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…
6:30pm – Natalie Donaldson, who will give a brief overview of the options available for children being home-educated in the secondary years.

You are welcome to listen to all three talks or head straight to the one you are interested in and chat before and/or after their short talk. Or, if you’d rather use this time to relax after a busy day, then grab a cuppa and enjoy a few moments before the main talks begin.

5:45 pm

Supper is provided during the Expo – help yourself when you are ready

6:55 pm

Am I Doing Enough?

Siobhan Porter will help you develop confidence in your approach to home education.  How much is enough? How can I be sure? This talk will focus on 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! 

7:55 pm

Short Break

8:00 pm

The Things I Wish I'd Known

Reflecting on over 20 years of homeschooling her 5 children (now ages 22-30), Cynthia Hancox shares stories of triumphs and challenges, particularly from the tween and teen years, and what she learnt from them. You will be encouraged and inspired to continue your own journey and perhaps try some new things as you teach and mentor your children and ultimately launch them into adulthood.

9:00 pm

Final Q & A with Speakers

9:30 pm

Evening Ends


Hope Church

Cnr St Andrews and Filleul Streets
Dunedin Central


Early Bird:
$30 per person for the evening
Standard Price:
$40 per person for the evening



Registration is now open…
Early Bird Pricing until 2 September only
We’re looking forward to seeing you on 16 September!