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!

Information about home education (30min presentation)

Find out about the supervisory allowance

Find your tribe – online homeschooling support groups

Get involved with your local homeschool group


Read our latest updates:

SPCA Term 4 Live Education Webinars


Intended for primary and intermediate students, the SPCA Education webinars are a great way for young learners to learn all about animals and animal welfare, responsible animal guardianship, and the role SPCA plays... READ MORE

Secondary School Sports


For many years, home educated students have been excluded or limited in participating in secondary school sports and competitions in New Zealand under School Sports New Zealand (NZSSSC)’s rules. The organisation effectively oversees... READ MORE

Child Protection Webinar


In early April 2023, NCHENZ invited Safe For Children to run a webinar for our members on child protection. The webinar covers the following: • What is child abuse? • How might we... READ MORE