After heaps of behind-the-scenes work with their team, we are very excited to announce a partnership with Mystery Science. Mystery Science offer popular online science lessons for primary-school aged children, which anyone can do from home. Their homeschool pricing is normally $US129 per year. Pricing has increased for the 2019/2020 subscription, but it remains a fantastic bargain! The one year subscription will be reduced from ~$180 (NZ dollars) to an awesomely discounted price of $35 NZD per family.

Changes for 2019: We will no longer be starting in October. Start date is 1st July 2019. Enrolment opens 25th February 2019 and will close 24th March 2019. Our subscription will last from 1st July 2019 until 30th June 2020. There are no extra intakes during the year. We must have a minimum of 100 subscribers to be able to offer this subscription.


To subscribe:

Email Callie Reweti (Member Services Team) at with your name, your NCHENZ membership number* and then make payment (see below for account details). 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 Mystery Science, just let Callie know you have made a request for your membership number.



$35 per family subscription for 1 year access
Kiwibank account 38-9014-0162108-02
Account name: National Council of Home Educators NZ Inc
Reference: Your last name with the reference “science” and your NCHENZ membership number if you know it

Note, if you make a manual deposit then please add an additional $3 as this is what the bank charges NCHENZ.


What happens next:

On the start date you’ll hear from Callie with instructions on how to log in to Mystery Science.


Refund policy:

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 and they will consider your request. NCHENZ will have paid the supplier for your subscription so any refund is dependent on NCHENZ being able to ‘re-sell’ your subscription to another member. This may not be at the same price you paid for the subscription. In the case where a refund is approved, the amount will depend on the ‘re-sale’ price and the price NCHENZ paid the supplier for the subscription. Any refund 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.


Please note:

While NCHENZ is appreciative of being able to offer a reduced Mystery Science subscription 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 …

  • Mystery Science offer very popular online science lessons for primary-school aged children which anyone can do from home
  • Pricing $35 per family subscription
  • Enrolment opens 25th February 2019 and closes 24th March 2019, and the subscription begins 1st July 2019 and ends 30th June 2020
  • Email with your name (first and last), email address, and your NCHENZ membership number
  • You must be home educating (or intending to) and a member of NCHENZ
  • Pay to Kiwibank account 38-9014-0162108-02 by 25th March 2019


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