Craig Smith (born in South Africa, raised in New Zealand) created Language Perfect while at high school to help him study for his French and Japanese exams. His older brother, Shane Smith, developed the platform software to support Craig’s prototype and together they have built an international company with an award winning learning platform. The site was subsequently expanded to become Education Perfect – as well as the languages they also now offer Maths, Science, and English. Languages available are Maori, French, German, Spanish, Latin, Arabic, Turkish, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Hebrew, Thai, Samoan, Italian, Portuguese & Indonesian (more are being added all the time so please check the Education Perfect website for further details).
Normally about $40/month/student, access to the languages (all of them not just the one you most want) is only $20 a year for home educators. The Languages unit is tailored to the NZ secondary school curriculum but also includes very beginner level content. If you subscribe in terms three or four it’s only $12.50 for languages.
Access to English, Maths and Science is $45 per subject OR get all subjects (including languages) for $105 for the year for home educators. English, Maths and Science are aligned to the NZ curriculum and offer levels Year 9, Year 10, NCEA Level 1, NCEA Level 2,and NCEA Level 3. If you subscribe in terms three or four it’s only $55 for all subjects. A subscription to all subjects means you will get the other aspects of the program for free. This includes History, Geography, Accounting, and Economics (these units are not as comprehensive as the Maths, Science and English units).
Students who join in terms one or two pay $20/student for languages or $105/student for all aspects of the program. Students who join in terms three or four pay a pro-rata rate of $12.50/student for languages or $55/student for all aspects of the program. The subscription is for one calendar year, so you can join anytime and the expiry date will be 31st December 2019 (however renewal is not until February 2020 so you will get a couple of extra months for free). Subscriptions may not be set up during the school holidays as our volunteers may be on leave. Subscriptions will not be set up from the end of Term 4 (ie. mid December) until the end of January while our volunteers have a break before the large number of renewals in February each year.
If you enrol for all subjects then it is possible for you to have a teacher account (with your child/ren in your own little “class”) so that you can set work and monitor progress. This is more time-consuming at our end to set up, so please only elect to have a teacher account if you will actually use it. Trials will not be set up with a teacher account.
Complete the form below and then make payment (account details are below the form). To take up this offer you must be a member of NCHENZ. Membership is free and very easy to complete, go to our Family Membership form. If you don’t know your NCHENZ membership number click here to request it. You can still go ahead and subscribe to Education Perfect, just comment on the form below that you have made a request for your membership number. The Education Perfect subscription can be used for a preschooler as long as you genuinely intend to home educate that child; any child aged over six years must have a current Exemption Certificate from the Ministry of Education.
To do a trial:
You can trial Education Perfect for a week or two. Complete the form below and comment at the end that you wish to do a trial (ignore the message asking for payment). To take up this offer you must be a member of NCHENZ. Membership is free and very easy to complete, go to our Family Membership form. If you don’t know your NCHENZ membership number click here to request it. You can still go ahead and do a trial for Education Perfect, just comment that you have made a request for your membership number.
Kiwibank account 38-9014-0162108-02
Account name: National Council of Home Educators NZ Inc
Reference: Your child’s last name
You can do one payment for all of the children you are enrolling.
Note, if you make a manual deposit then please add an additional $3 as this is what the bank charges NCHENZ.
As a free trial of this program is available to members before enrolment, the NCHENZ policy is not to give refunds if you change your mind after making payment unless there are exceptional circumstances. If you feel you have exceptional reasons for requesting a refund, please write to the NCHENZ Committee at email@example.com within seven days of receiving your log in details and they will consider your request. After seven days it is unlikely that a refund will be approved because NCHENZ will have paid the supplier for your subscription. In the case where a refund is approved, the funds will be paid to the original payer only and a NZ bank account number must be provided. An administration fee of $5/subscription will be deducted from all refunds.
While NCHENZ is appreciative of being able to offer a reduced Education Perfect subscriptions to members, please note that this should not be seen as an endorsement or promotion of the program. We offer this as a service to our members simply because the opportunity has arisen and we think our members will be interested.
At a glance …
- Education Perfect is $105 per child for a calendar year for all subjects (or $55/child if enrolling for just Terms 3 and 4), or $20 for just Languages ($12.50/child if enrolling for just Terms 3 and 4)
- Expiry date is 31st December of that year
- To enrol fill in the form below
- You must be home educating (or intending to) and a member of NCHENZ
- Pay to Kiwibank account 38-9014-0162108-02