Christian Homeschooling National Conference 2013

Screen Scribes: Writing for Practice and Pleasure

REMINDER:

A five-week online writing experience designed for 8 to 12 year olds (although age limits are flexible).

The purpose of Screen Scribes is to encourage writing confidence. Feedback is supportive and constructive. Writing is not graded. At the end of the course, each participant will receive a certificate of completion.

Enrolment is capped at 5 students. Course begins 18 February and ends 22 March.

To enrol your child, please send the following information by 12 February:

  • Name of child
  • Age 
  • Home Address/Phone 
  • Name of parent and contact phone/email 
  • Email address child will use for the course

Send all enquiries and registrations to Screenscribes@outlook.com

Cost is $ 55.00, payable on enrolment.

Sports group 12+

Friday 15th February

Sports group for those aged 12 years & over. Details to be advised.

Westend swimming starts

Wednesday 13th February Westend swimming starts.

All enquiries/registrations to Hester B (on the Contact page).

Rescue Helicopter visit

Tuesday 12th February

10am, maximum of 30 people. No cost but a donation from each family would be a nice gesture or option to become friends of the rescue helicoter – forms available on the day. Venue is the Field Air Hanger at the airport (big yellow hanger near drop of point in front of airport building, parking available in airport paid parking only.)

?Contact Lorna D to register (on the Contact page)

Freyberg swimming starts

Monday 11th February Freyberg swimming starts.

All enquiries, registrations etc are to be directed to Maria F (on the Contact page).

Gymnastics starts “Flippit life skills” with Russell Seagar

Friday 8th February

Awesome fun gymnastics for school age children

Waldegrave Street, Barber Hall

Inquiries to Melissa L (on the Contact page).

Fridays 8th Feb – 19 April

11.45 – 12.30ish 9yrs and under ( + boys group, parents know who they are)
12.45 – 1.30ish over 9 yrs

Cost for term

MHE members – $70 each child
Non MHE members – $75 each child
Internet banking: (see Membership page)
Please reference surname and “gym’

Any cheques please make out to Manawatu Home Educators and give to Mel at gym.  To be paid by or on the first Friday please.

Would be great if you could ring or email me children ( and age) enrolled for this term and whether you can parent help so I can start making up a roster.

Memorial Park Picnic

Thursday 7th February

Making the most of the great summer weather, lets get together for a picnic, play, swim and hang out. 11.30 onwards, Memorial Park, Napier Road, PN. Bring your own picnic lunch, togs etc.

MathsCentre — The NZ Centre of Mathematics

http://www.mathscentre.co.nz

Get Started with MathsCentre

Welcome to the NZ Centre of Mathematics, the access point for quality mathematical videos, textbooks and maths games. Choose from many of the free and printable maths worksheets and homework sheets. Each topic can be found in the New Zealand Mathematics Curriculum and the work complements the New Zealand numeracy programme. All of the mathematics on the site is free of charge to download or watch. Sign in now and become a member. Each month we will send you a newsletter on maths in the news as well as any new resources that we have released on the site.

New Zealand Christian Youth Film Festival

New Zealand Christian Youth Film Festival

 

ENTER NOW!

It is the time to register your interest in Festival ’13! Are you an actor, story teller, producer, camera operator, dancer, sound guru, motion graphics artist or musician? Well here is something for you! Festival ’13 is about showing your creativity in an unique and exceptional way through film. This is your opportunity to use your skills while conveying a message that gives a Christian message of your choice.

Check out more details here: http://nzcyf.org.nz/festival-13/

Screen Scribes: Writing for Practice and Pleasure

A five-week online writing experience designed for 8 to 12 year olds (although age limits are flexible).

The purpose of Screen Scribes is to encourage writing confidence. Feedback is supportive and constructive. Writing is not graded. At the end of the course, each participant will receive a certificate of completion.  

Enrolment is capped at 5 students. Course begins 18 February and ends 22 March.

To enrol your child, please send the following information by 12 February: 

  • Name of child
  • Age
  • Home Address/Phone
  • Name of parent and contact phone/email 
  • Email address child will use for the course

Send all enquiries and registrations to Screenscribes@outlook.com  

Cost is $ 55.00, payable on enrolment.  

About the Instructor: My name is Suzanne Chelius. I have been teaching writing for over 15 years, most recently as a tutor at Massey University. I also do plenty of informal teaching of writing in my role as a homeschooling parent of two children, a 10 year old and a 5 year old. 

I see an individual’s relationship with words as powerful. Writing is a way of connecting with a specialised portion of the brain, different to speaking. In my own career as a student and a writer, I have struggled with writer’s block, and I am familiar with the frustration that can come with writing. However, I am also familiar with the elation that can come with writing—the thrill of reaching a reader and connecting! 

In designing this course, I wanted to create an opportunity for homeschooled children to practice writing in a safe and supportive environment.  I wait for their words on the other side of cyber-space, respond positively with questions or constructive feedback, and in turn, these young writers ask questions about their work and/or respond to my comments. As a teacher in this course my aim is not to evaluate, but to encourage and to cultivate writing. 

Course Outline: Screen Scribes is a 5-week online writing course designed for 8 to 12 year olds. The curriculum focuses on bi-weekly positive practice, inviting participants to write in a progression of 10 prompts which move from Personal Reflection to Informational to Creative to Synthesis. The purpose of the course is to increase writing confidence.  Toward this end, my feedback will not evaluate on a grading scale.

To participate, each child will need an email account and a word processing programme.

Easy hydraulic machine for young engineers

Man or muppet?

View William in the audition.

New Zealand’s got Talent Voting Poster.

William was home Schooled from the age of 11 as advised by the education dept, interesting he hasn’t looked back.

He has been composing music since the age of 4 and by age 7 had  became a Australasian Award Winner.

Home Schooling allowed him time for his music studies composing and travel.

William’s web site is  www.williamfairbairn.com  where you will find more info  on William.

Home Schoolers are more than welcome to come and visit William and see the music room if that would be of interest to them.

Scripture Union Summer Camps

Horses, snorkelling, eco-adventure, kayaking… oh the joys of creation.

Scripture Union Summer camps New Zealand

Check it out here.

WEEK TWO — 24th October Wednesday — Home and Country show planning meeting

All welcome, 1.30pm Lynne P’s home in Feilding.