Have a look through this blog to see the types of events we have organised in the past. You'll also find links to other blogs and articles that we find useful or informative, on the off-chance that you'll appreciate them too :~) (Look for these more general blog-posts under the label "Weekend Reading")
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People's Night Out (Cafe evening) for Thursday 23 August, at Nova
Cafe, from 7.30 onwards. Come along for coffee and a chat. Please
RSVP (to Kathrin) so I know I won't be there alone,
and to be updated on any changes.
If people prefer the later time (starting at 2) we can change the later trips to this time rather than 12
Please contact me to confirm bookings as we need a minimum of 12 kids to run the activity (otherwise I have to cancel)
The one on the 5th Sept, What’s in our food, has no cost for parents, just the charge per child. Also, would people prefer a change of time for the next term? The museum said we could have 1 pm if people want to have lunch first? They’re booked in for 12 atm but we can change.
received a package from Barbara Beers of Schola Publications. Barbara
will be visiting New Zealand near the end of September, and would
like to know if there is any interest in her presenting one or more
of her workshops:
the Key to English
of Great Spelling
Historical Timeline of English Spelling
can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, and further information
on the curriculum can be found at www.thelatinroad.com and
www.thephonicsroad.com. I have samples of the curriculum - please
contact me if you would like to view them.
Please let me know if you are interested in our ski trip to Cadrona on the 3rd and 4th of September. Rates are $53 per person per day for lift pass/ski hire/lesson (slightly more for snowboards). Accommodation will be up to individual families. Have already talked to a few of you who I know are keen but please confirm you can come on these dates. I need to know the numbers as soon as possible so I can confirm with Cardrona.
From our mailbox:
(note: an information sheet with times, dates and course content etc was sent out with our newsletter this week. If you didn't receive it, email Nicola or Palin for copy, or contact Nathalie Thomas directly. Cheers).
I will be running a chemistry lab course at Otago university in November 2012. Feel free to pass this on to other homeschoolers in your area. I will also be running a couple of chemistry workshops during the same week, more details will follow once I have a venue confirmed.
Nathalie Thomas, MSc, DipT Science for Home Educators PO Box 179 Katikati 3166 Bay of Plenty
Note: Since there are so many people who want to do this class Rory has decided to do two classes, one on Wednesday and one on Thursday. Please tell me (Ted) what one you would rather. Also feel free to send this around the christian homeschool group.
First session will be Wed 22nd Aug
Ted here. A friend of ours, Rory, who is a keen gardener and permaculturist, has said he is interested in sharing some of his knowledge with those who are interested. What we were thinking is that each term we could get together for a few hours and learn about what that season has to offer for our gardens.
Possible topics (depending on the season) are;
-Discussing garden design and strategies (forest gardening, stacking plants, multiple functions, mineral accumulators, no till etc.) -Developing a template of family property to help sketch up garden ideas -Learning how to take cuttings (to take home) -Pruning -Raising seeds in trays (to take home) -Harvesting whatever is around -and much more
We would meet at Rory's house where he has some very cool gardens or another location of his choice. All will be welcome and everyone will get something out of it. Thanks, Ted
If anyone is interested in this then please e-mail Ted