Hawkes Bay Conference: Zoom

Friday, 10 September

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Zoom Conference Schedule

Friday, 10th September

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Only registered people will be admitted to the Zoom meeting

5:00 pm

Registration via Zoom login

5:30 pm

Evening Begins and Introductions

5:45 pm

Home Education Expo: Listen to short talks, network with others, chat to vendors or homeschool providers. Click here to 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. There will also be other homeschool providers and vendors available to talk to – whatever works best for you.

6:45 pm

Short Break

6:55 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 actually choose what to teach and whether this matters for home educators or not!


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

9:15 pm

Evening Ends

Hawkes Bay

Now in the comfort of your own home!


Standard Price:
$40 per person for the evening



Registration has now closed.
What an inspirational evening on 10 September!

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