Saturday, June 17, 2006


Homeschooling in New Zealand

Homeschooling in New Zealand :
anything you may want to know : including personal stories writtenby Anna Kiwis Johnston

Vision and Hearing Tests
In Christchurch and this would be similar elsewhere. There is a public funded service based at Burwood Hospital for testing children’s vision and hearing. Options for accessing these tests are to go to your local school duringterm time when the testers are there, or togo to the clinic at Burwood Hospital out ofterm time. Children are tested at: Ages 3 and 5: vision and hearing test. Age 11: vision test, including the colourblindnesstest for boys. You do not have to wait until these ages. If you haven’t had your child’s vision orhearing checked before and you would liketo, it can be done at any age over 3 years.
Phone Glynnis Whitelaw on 383 6877 at the Burwood Clinic. She will be able to tell you who the tester is and when she will next be visiting your local school. You would then need to phone the clinician at that time to make an appointment. Just phone Glynnis directly if you wish to go to the clinic at Burwood for your test out of term time.

You can take your children to the local school nurse for free
To find the school nurse: look in the white pages under your local school name and there should be a listing for the dental clinic.
For example: Mount Pleasant School Dental Clinic

National library
Christchurch300 Manchester StreetPO Box 1380Christchurch
Phone: +64-3-366 1075Fax: +64-3-366 1108
web site
it is free to join and borrow. you can even borrow from Wellington. It is one of 3 or so Curriculum Information Centres, while Wellington is a library.
they also have internet access.
To join all you need is an exemption form. Call them and they will send you a form. You can email, fax, send via post or bring in the form and the child's exemption form.
Limit of 4 items per child and 1 item of video audio visual per family, but they are flexible.

LearnEx Educational ServicesHome business based in Manurewa run by a home educating family. Wide varietyof resources. NZ suppliers of Math-U-See. Open hours: Monday and Thursafternoon by appointment.Ph (09) 269 3532Fax (09) 269 3530web page: Numicon DistributorNumicon is a multi-sensory maths programme designed for 3 year olds and upwith many games and activities. It has also been a proven success forchildren with dyslexia, gifted with learning challenges, Down Syndrome,autism and the blind. Margi at Numicon is available for personal consultation and training,based in Auckland, but with contacts throughout NZ to give support.web page: Computer DirectComputer Sales, Service (including Virus/spyware/Trojan clean up repairs),Custom Builds, Software, Printers, Laptops, Accessories and relatedConsumables, Rechargeable Batteries & Chargers, Digital Cameras, memorycards/sticks etc.This Home Educators, business will endeavour to get you the best deal, whatever your needs.web page: National Library of New Zealand 83 Remuera Road Newmarket Auckland Ph 09 523 1091Ph 09-523 1091 fax 09- 524 3850 Fax them a copy of your exemption and you will have access to the library that the teacher's use, including videos, books, tapes, games etc website: Email: Dymocks Bookshops -for primary and secondary education texts. Dymocks Online Dymocks -Shop 337B Westfield Shoppingtown GlenfieldCnr Glenfield Rd & Bentley Ave, GlenfieldPhone: 09 442 2613Fax: 09 442 2614Email: Dymocks -Shop 1.14 - 1.16 Atrium On Elliot, Elliott StreetPhone: 09 379 9919Fax: 09 379 9555Email: Dymocks Newmarket 255 Centre Broadway, Newmarket Phone: 09 522 3343Fax: 09 520 8808Email: Jabberwocky Children's Books202 Dominion Road, Mt Eden 1003 Ph 630 6827 Fax 630 6809 Email Wheelers Book ClubShowroom/Bookshop : 35J Enterprise Park, Enterprise Street, Birkenhead, North Shore City.Postal Address : P.O.Box 34-240 Birkenhead North Shore City AucklandPhone : (09) 419 0333 Fax : (09) 419 0641 Free Fax : 0800 100 641website : Eton Press Ltdwebsite : 09 418 3635 Fax: 09 480 6488 Showroom: 18 Portsea Place, Birkenhead, Auckland'Visit our Auckland showroom or contact us for information on any mathematical resource.After making an appointment time, please head North over the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Stay in the far left-hand lane so that turning off at the 2nd exit labeled Onewa Road is safer. At the top of Onewa Road, continue straight through by-passing the Birkenhead shops. Stay in the left lane through 3 more sets of lights and turn sharp left into Chelsea View Drive. Portsea Place is the third on the left down Chelsea View. We are at the house number 18. ' Family Maths Charitable Trust Post: PO Box 33 1591 Takapuna New Zealand Tel: 09 445 8312 Fax: 09 445 8472 Website
Government Sites: New Zealand Ministry of Education (MOE) MOE - Group Special Education (GSE) Education Review office (ERO) New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) Careers Information Government funded services: NZ Correspondence SchoolMr Denys Latham Registrar for Homeschooling NZ Correspondence School Private Bag 39992 Wellington or call the Registry on 0800 659 988. Learning MediaBox 3293 Wellington New Zealand 6001 website: 04 472 5522 Fax: 04 472 6444 Send them a copy of your child's exemption and receive the syllabus for the national curriculum, free of charge. Secular NZ Curriculum available from: Edvantage The home-education arm of New Zealand Educational Publishing House LtdPO Box 752 New PlymouthPh 06 758 5865 Fax 06 758 1031 website: The Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) School of Tomorrow programme is available from: NZ Christian AcademyDavid Worboys PO Box 291 Dannevirke Phone 06 374 7945 fax 06 373 9350 Email HENZ Robert Steedman 17 Greta Street, HAMILTON Ph 07 843 0440 Fax 07 8438585 Home Education NZ 9 Ruahine Street,Tauranga, website: S.A.T. Tests in New Zealand - available from: Scholastic Achievement Tests can be used as an indicator of ability for university entrance and are available through Fulbright New Zealand, PO Box 3465, Wellington.

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