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.


Where to start:

Frequently Asked Questions about home educating in New Zealand

What does a typical day look like for home educators? Click here to find out!

Read our latest updates:

Online Information Evening


A national information evening about home education for new home educators or those thinking about homeschooling, held via Zoom. WEDNESDAY 27th OCTOBER, 8PM–9PM Register by emailing READ MORE

NZ Home Ed Blogs


Crazy Mother Crafter (craft, activities, learning-through-play with preschoolers) Grow Mama: Finding peace in the midst of busyness (child-led learning, Steiner influence) Homemaking with Heart: Intentional living, faith and family (Charlotte Mason-inspired, Classical learning,... READ MORE