Offered by the same supplier as Reading Eggs, Mathseeds, Mathletics and Readiwriter – WordFlyers is specifically designed for students in Australian Years 7-10 (NZ equivalent is Years 8-11). The program contains hundreds of lessons that teach punctuation, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and reading comprehension skills – aligned with the Australian literacy curriculum. WordFlyers aims to have just the right balance of study and fun. Students complete interactive literacy activities to earn points that can be redeemed for travel-related rewards. The international travel theme as well as the competitive nature of the rewards encourage students to complete the units and improve their writing and reading skills.
Click here to view the technical requirements of the program.
Click here to view the Australian curriculum links.
Click here to see brochures and guides, and how-to videos.
Click here for free printable worksheets.
Note: This program is designed to be used in schools and does not have a parent report feature or the ability to set assignments for your child. Students work through the pre-set year levels. To see your child’s progress you would need to log in with your child’s username and password to view results and reports.
The subscription begins on 3rd May 2021 and will expire on 15th April 2022.
Late subscribers will be able to access a pro-rata price as follows:
- Join to start on 3rd May or any time after that date in Term 2 – $28.00
- Join any time during Term 3 for $26.00
- Join any time during Term 4 for $20.00 (note, no subscriptions will be set up 15th December to 15th January)
- Join any time during Term 1 for $14.50
The expiry date will be 15th April 2022 no matter when you start. 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.
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 “word” as the reference when making payment. The WordFlyers 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.
Who administers this program:
Gin Taylor manages this program. She is a homeschooling mum in Taupo who volunteers on the NCHENZ Executive Committee. She is not employed by WordFlyers. 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.
Please note, you need to choose a year level for WordFlyers for each child you enrol. You can change this year level up or down by email at any point and as many times as necessary throughout the year. WordFlyers can be set to Australian Years 7-10 (NZ equivalent is Years 8-11).
Payment is due before starting. If you are starting on 3rd May or selecting a specific start date, please make payment at least one week prior.
Kiwibank account 38-9014-0162108-02
Account name: National Council of Home Educators NZ Inc
Reference: Your child’s last name with the reference “word” 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.
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 WordFlyers 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.