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 $30 a year for home educators. The Languages unit is tailored to the NZ school curriculum Years 3 to 13. If you subscribe in terms three or four it’s only $20 for languages.
Access to English (Years 7 to 13), Maths (Years 5 to 13) and Science (Years 6 to 13) is $30 per subject OR get all subjects (including languages) for $120 for the year for home educators. If you subscribe in terms three or four it’s only $62.50 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 main units).
Students who join in terms one or two pay $30/student for languages or $120/student for all aspects of the program. Students who join in terms three or four pay $20/student for languages or $62.50/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 2021 (however renewal is not until the end of January). Subscriptions may not be set up during the school holidays as our volunteers may be on leave. Subscriptions will not be set up from 15th December until the end of January while our volunteers have a break.
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. There is an additional cost of $5/class for teacher accounts. Your children will be able to be in the same ‘class’ unless they have different subscriptions (eg. one subscribed just to languages and one subscribed to all subjects – these children would not be in the same ‘class’). Trials will not be set up with a teacher account. The teacher account is solely for the purpose to assigning tasks to your student. If you make any other changes then this may impact on other users. Therefore there are rules you are required to follow if you have a teacher account: You must not pin content, hide content, add more classes, remove classes, or remove me as your “co-teacher”.
Complete the form and then make payment (account details are below the form). To take up this offer you must be a member of NCHENZ and remain a member for the duration of this subscription period. 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. Please wait until you have your membership number before subscribing and ensure you use your membership number, your child’s last name, and “edperf” as the reference when making payment. The Education Perfect subscription can only be used for a child who has a current Exemption Certificate from the Ministry of Education, or whose application for an exemption is in progress.
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. Please wait until you have your membership number before requesting a trial.
Who administers this program:
Nadia Sole manages this program. She is a homeschooling mum in Christchurch who volunteers on the NCHENZ Executive Committee. She is not employed by Education Perfect. Every single member of the committee is a volunteer. They all have lives outside of the committee, they all have children they homeschool. Some of the Committee members volunteer within their communities, some have part time jobs or work from home. Be kind to these people, they do an amazing job for all New Zealand home educators.
Kiwibank account 38-9014-0162108-02
Account name: National Council of Home Educators NZ Inc
Reference: Your child’s last name with the reference “edperf” and your NCHENZ membership number
You can do one payment for all of the children you are enrolling.
Note, if you make a manual over-the-counter deposit at the bank 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 $120 per child for a calendar year for all subjects (or $62.50/child if enrolling for just Terms 3 and 4), or $30 for just Languages ($20/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