For many students, both ACE homeschoolers and those in ACE schools, the highlight of their year is the annual A.C.E. Student Convention. Student Convention gives students the opportunity to hone and develop skills in various areas as they prepare items which they present at convention. There are events in ten categories; academic, manual arts, media arts, visual arts, combined, platform, music vocal, music instrumental, scripture and athletics. Participating in student convention gives families the opportunity to give their children a more comprehensive curriculum, avoiding the danger of education becoming just about completing PACEs. Each event is judged and judges make comments on their judging forms so students can see how they can improve.
Evening rallies offer the opportunity for students hear a Christian message and see some of the day’s outstanding performances. Many young people’s lives have been transformed at these rallies and through the development of skills and confidence when preparing and presenting items at convention.
The New Zealand 2019 convention will be held in Willow Park, Auckland from September 9th – 13th.
Anyone interested in the next student convention should begin preparing now. It is very important if you are contemplating going that you get the latest Student Convention Guidelines as these explain each event and what the requirements are. You can find information about student conventions at http://convention.accelerateministries.com.au/. including the latest convention guidelines. There is a video by Karl Duxfield, the Events coordinator which gives an explanation about student conventions. The Registration form is not yet on the website, but it will be put up later.
There is a HENZ uniform so if you are contemplating going then please contact the HENZ office so we can give you advice regarding this. We also need to know who is considering going so we can see if we can get some team events underway.
2019 New Zealand Regional ACE Student convention will be held from 9-13 September at Willow Park Christian Camp, Eastern Beach, Auckland (venue to be confirmed).