Most knowledge is universal so no matter where students are the bulk of the material is relevant, however there is still a need for local content. S.C.E.E. is the warehouse in Brisbane with the contract to supply the South Pacific. They have taken seriously the need to supply material suitable for the different countries in [...]
The A.C.E. NZ Year 13 Academic Certificate has been officially recognised by all New Zealand universities for 14 years now. Each university has accepted many A.C.E. graduates and there is nothing to suggest that this will not continue. Because the ACE Academic Council recognises HENZ as providing appropriate oversight our students are able to gain [...]
Who has the responsibility for the education of your child: you or them? This may be a difficulty at the start but they are likely to support you when they see the good results it brings.
Most socialising at state schools can be negative anyway. Homeschooling provides unlimited opportunities for real socialising and learning together, not only with one's age mates, but with people of many different ages, abilities and backgrounds. Contrary to popular myth, children do not need large groups of peers to be socially content. One or two very [...]
The A.C.E. curriculum is self-instructional and it can supply the academic knowledge a student needs. With A.C.E. the parent becomes the supervisor of the learning process - not the teacher who has to supply the knowledge. Also education is not just about academic knowledge - education is life.
Parents who gain a Certificate of Exemption receive the following Supervisor Allowance: First child $743 Second child $623 Third child $521 Subsequent children $372 This annual amount is given in two instalments; one in January and one in July.
It is compulsory for every child from 6-16 years to be enrolled at a registered school. However, parents or guardians have the right to apply for a Certificate of Exemption from Enrolment at a Registered School. Parents who gain a Certificate of Exemption are also exempt from having to follow the NZ Curriculum Framework Requirements. [...]
The number of families choosing to homeschool is growing each year. At 1 July 2011 there were 6,517 homeschooled students recorded on the Ministry of Education's homeschooling database. Homeschooling is now more acceptable than it used to be. American research consistently shows that against a national average of 50%, homeschoolers score on the average in [...]
Many families prefer a package curriculum like Accelerated Christian Education where curriculum content is pre-set. This eliminates any concerns about not covering important area of learning and also releases them from the pressure of constant preparation. Other families prefer to select their own resources from the range available in New Zealand.
Yes and yes. Many teenagers are able to study subjects in depth and learn from apprenticeships, work experience and travel. It is definitely possible to pursue a tertiary education and homeschoolers are doing it now! Employers are actively recruiting young people with the skills which homeschooling fosters. A.C.E. has qualifications recognised by NZ universities.