The National Council of Home Educators New Zealand (NCHENZ) was set up as an incorporated society in 1998 to encourage, promote, inform and advance 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 two main avenues for communicating with members – our NCHENZ Forum and Facebook. You can join one or both of these groups once your membership application is received and approved.
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Kia ora! My name is Anne Goulding and I am an academic at Victoria University of Wellington researching public library services for home education. We know that the number of children being home... READ MORE
Currently before parliament is the Education and Training Bill which completely rewrites and replaces (almost) all existing legislation around education from ECE through to tertiary. The NCHENZ Government Liaison Officer, Cynthia Hancox, outlines... READ MORE
Home educated students can get a bona fide photo ID card. Use it for public transport discounts, cinema concessions, truancy officer approaches, etc. An intangible benefit is the sense of belonging to a... READ MORE