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Please ask anything at all about home schooling, that is, educating your own children at home instead of sending them away to school. Ask questions about the legal, social, academic, curriculum and practical issues surrounding home-based education.

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Hundreds of subscribers in New Zealand with a growing number in Australia, USA, Canada and the UK.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

New Zealand residents can enrol at University without any formal paper qualifications. Each University has the discretion to enrol whoever they want, usually after a favourable interview. It is called "Provisional Enrolment".

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Although it shouldn't be, home schooling is first and foremost a political statement since we live in a world that has stopped questioning the legitimacy of state-mandated, tax-payer funded, compulsory, secular schooling.

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Akshay02/25/10101010Thank you for the information Craig. Hope .....
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Recent Answers from Craig Smith

2012-02-01 NZ SAT Test dates 2012 ?:

Here is all the information that you will be needing    Blessings  Barbara  

2010-06-25 High school test:

Hi again Craig,    Yes, there's nothing all that glamorous about airlines and airports after 12 hours cooped up in a 747. I've done that a few times.     I reckon academic qualifications are a little over-rated

2010-06-25 High school test:

Gidday Craig,    Interesting situation. I see you live in Equatorial Guinea! If you are coming back to NZ, you have a right of entry into NZ Universities without any qualifications, unless the course of

2010-06-09 Driving from Christchurch to Queenstown:

Gidday David,    It is a good 6 or 7 hours' drive from Christchurch to Queenstown and passes through some really scenic territory, especially if you take a more inland route. The inland route is windy

2010-02-24 University in NZ:

Hello Akshay,    Great to hear from you!    You have asked for a lot of special information which I simply do not have. However, the information should be fairly easy to get. Check out this website:  


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