The National Council of Home Educators New Zealand (NCHENZ) was set up as an incorporated society in 1998 for the purpose of advancing the cause of home education in NZ at a national level. We are the only national home education body in NZ, and we have no affiliation to any political or religious group. NCHENZ is run by an elected Executive Committee who are all home educating their own children and who volunteer their time for the benefit of NCHENZ.

We have a Constitution which determines how NCHENZ operates and we provide regular updates to members on our activities.

Membership is free for individuals/families – join here.  We have three main avenues for communicating with members – our NCHENZ Forum, Yahoo, and Facebook.  You can join one or all of these groups once your membership application is received and approved.


Read our latest updates:


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The new NCHENZ Forum is now open, come and join the conversation! The Executive Committee hopes the new NCHENZ Forum will become a great resource for the NZ home education community. If you... READ MORE

Creative Inspiration for Term 4

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Jarratt Create & Educate offer a choice of projects which develop creativity, self belief, self awareness, communication skills, leadership, innovation and decision making. Each project comes with a range of tools to help... READ MORE

National Geographic Virtual Library, T4

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The National Geographic Virtual Library includes the National Geographic magazine, National Geographic Kids, and National Geographic Traveler. You can search by magazine, article, image, topic, date, books, maps, and even advertisements. This is... READ MORE

Mystery Science, starts T4

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Mystery Science offer popular online science lessons for children aged 5-10yrs, which anyone can do from home. Their “homeschool pricing” is normally $US129 per year. NCHENZ members get access for just $25 per... READ MORE