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
Read our latest updates:
Considering an unschooling approach? Curious about what unschooling is? View this recorded webinar Talk About Unschooling with Nadia Sole & Gin Taylor of the National Council of Home Educators NZ. READ MORE
Navigating Through Highschool & Beyond
View a discussion on options for homeschooled students at secondary school level…whether it’s moving toward further learning, an apprenticeship, or other avenues for qualifications/ experience. What pathways are there for university entrance apart... READ MORE
Music & Art Resources
Artventure & Art Eye Deer (online art lessons, use code “NCHENZ” at the checkout to received 34% discount for NCHENZ members) Hana the Glowworm (a free digital teaching resource kit provided by the... READ MORE