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Welcome to the SHEAF Blog.

Despite our best intentions, we're not great at keeping this blog updated with our latest happenings. We are, however, definitely an active group, meeting at least once each week during term time.

If you'd like to make contact with Dunedin home educators, our contact details are in the column, below right.

We send out a weekly email newsletter with details of upcoming events, courses, gatherings etc.

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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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(Last updated May 2013)

Friday, May 11, 2012

South Island HEART 2012 is here!

Home Educators' Annual Re-Treat is designed especially for Home Schooling Mums to have a weekend away to refresh and re-focus.

Featuring Rosie Boom, Alison White and other presenters
$155 for Early-bird registration.
Venue: Glenroy Lodge, Canterbury
Organisers and Speakers have a Christian world-view.
All Welcome!
20-22 July, 2012

Claire and Stacey plan to drive up for this, so contact either of us if you're interested in ride-sharing, or
finding out more (Claire went last year and had a great time).

A pdf containing prices and workshops etc was sent out with the newsletter. Contact Stacey if you didn't get it :)

High School workshops??

The Settlers' Museum has programmes aimed at secondary students. I would be interested in booking for the "Monster to Miniature - a history of computing presentation by OSM curator Peter Read and a tour of the museum's computer collection." and a museum careers talk - would there be interest from other families with highschool aged students for these?

Contact Kathrin to book or for more information.

Otago Settlers' Museum workshop

Wednesday 20 June, 1.00 - 2.30 Otago Settlers' Museum workshop - "Bridge Construction" Students will find out about different types of bridges, the science behind bridges, how they are made and what they are made of, then design and construct a model bridge. Aimed at students from year 3 - 8, but flexible on this.

Contact Kathrin to book or for more information.

This Wednesday's meet up

This Wednesdays met-up is at Moana pool.
Casual swim/free play and lunch from 12:30 - 3pm, 16th May