Whangarei Conference

Wednesday, 25 August

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Conference Schedule

Wednesday, 25th August

Early Bird Ends 11 August
Registration Closes 22 August

5:00 pm

Registration

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 – Val Robb will help you grow effective writers whether you’re just getting started or need some fresh ideas. Discover how to have fun together while inspiring your children to write.  Stay and chat to Val 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

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

My Homeschooling Journey: Lessons Learnt Along the Way

Val Robb will share stories and principles from her 25 years of home educating her six children (now aged 17-29 years) while her family lived in Canada, China, America and Auckland. Everyone’s homeschool journey will be unique, but some timeless principles can help guide us through the inevitable ups and downs. This talk will apply to all ages but will focus on the teen years, offering encouragement as we mentor our children towards becoming amazing adults.

9:00 pm

Final Q & A with Speakers

9:30 pm

Evening Ends

Whangarei

St Francis Xavier Hall

63 Park Avenue
Kensington
Whangarei

Price

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

 

Registration

Registration is now open…
Early Bird Pricing until 11 August only
We’re looking forward to seeing you on 25 August!