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    Coming Events for April

    By admin | April 14, 2010

    Coming Events for April – June

    *******

    Sat 17 April 2010

    Top of the South Conference in Tasman Bay

    Venue: Tasman Bible Church Cnr Coastal Highway and Williams Rd, Tasman

    Contact: Rose, 03 526-6767       evenings only or                topofthesouthreg@live.com

    Cost: $5.00 per family

    Programme:

    8:45am Venue opens

    9:15am Welcome

    9:30 – 11am

    Craig and Barbara Smith: Home Education – Getting Things Into Perspective

    11am Morning Tea

    11:30am Two Electives

    Craig Smith:  A Christian Dad’s Essential Role in Home Education

    Barbara Smith:  Changing the Heart of a Rebel  (For preventing rebellion, and dealing with it as a Christian)

    12:30pm  BYO Lunch, View Resources

    1:00pm Two Electives

    Craig Smith: Is it Possible to Discipline Children in our Undisciplined Society?

    Barbara Smith: Training our Children’s Minds, The Tools of Learning, and Motivation

    2:30pm PM Tea, View Resources

    3.00pm Two Electives Combined

    Craig and Barbara Smith: Training our Children/Youth to be Pure and Raising our Daughters to be Godly Wives and Mothers

    *******

    Tue 20 April 2010

    Coffee & Dessert Evening in Hokitika

    Venue: Hokitika Church of Christ, corner of Sale and Stafford Sts, Hokitika

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Cost: $5.00 per family

    Questions and Answers with Craig and Barbara Smith

    Please bring your favourite dessert to share.

    Anyone wanting individual time with Craig or Barbara, or both? They are available during the day of the 20th. Let Sonya know and she will arrange a time when you can meet with them.

    Contact: Sonya McGarvey           Ph: 03 755-5300    mcgarveyls@snap.net.nz

    *******

    Thurs 22 Apr 2010

    An Evening in Te Anau

    Venue: Lakeside Presbyterian Church, Te Anau Terrace, Te Anau

    Time: 7pm

    Contact: Nancy, 03 349-8166, gnbarnes@xtra.co.nz

    Programme:

    7pm Keynote with Craig “Home Education – Getting things Into Perspective.”

    8pm two electives
    Craig: “Is it Possible to Discipline in Our Undisciplined Society.’
    Barbara: Christian Parents Preventing and Changing Rebellion in a Child’s Heart”

    *******

    Fri/Sat 23-24 Apr 2010

    “Refresh” Conference in New Plymouth

    Speaker: Rosie Boom

    www.boomfamily.co.nz

    Venue: Northpoint Baptist Church, 116 Mangati Rd., Bell Block

    Cost: $30 (includes am & pm teas)

    Contact: Sue, 06 758-5294, innesnz@xtra.co.nz; Helen, 06 754-7158, powicks @gmail.com

    Friday: Family Concert by Rosie Boom & Family, 7-9pm

    Programme:

    9:00am — Venue Opens, Resources

    9:30am — Rosie Boom: Joy in the Homeschool Journey

    10:30 — AM Tea

    10:50 — Rosie: The Gift of Values (how to nurture character in our children’s lives)

    12:30 — Lunch

    1:00pm — Resource Stalls open

    2:15pm — Rosie: Building a Strong Family

    3:15-6:00pm — View Resources

    *******

    Sat 24 April 2010

    Full Day Workshop in Invercargill

    Venue: Rosedale Bible Chapel       Cnr Bourke & Exmouth Sts    Invercargill

    Contact: Joy Gibson               Phone: 03 214-4493             briangibson@clear.net.nz

    Costs: $15 / family or $5 / session

    Programme:

    9:00am Venue Opens, Resources

    9:15am Welcome & Notices

    9:30-11am Two Electives

    Craig Smith: The Christian Dad’s Essential Role in Home Education

    Barbara Smith: Avoiding Burnout — Keeping Going When the Going Gets Tough

    11:00am AM Tea, View Resources

    11:30am Two Electives

    Craig Smith: Choosing or Developing Your Own Curriculum

    Barbara Smith: Training Our Children’s Minds, The Tools of Learning and Motivation

    1:00pm BYO Lunch, Resources

    1:30pm Two Electives

    Craig Smith: Changing the Heart of a Rebel (for preventing rebellion and dealing with it as a Christian)

    Barbara Smith: Training Our Children to Worship

    2:30pm PM Tea, View Resources

    3:00pm Two Electives

    Craig Smith: Training Our Children/Youth to Be Pure

    Barbara Smith: Raising Our Daughters to Be Godly Wives and Mothers

    4:30pm View Resources. End

    *******

    Mon 26 April 2010

    Dunedin Home Education Seminar

    Venue: Musselburgh Baptist Church, 131 Musselburgh Rise, Dunedin

    Time: 10am-3pm & 7-9pm

    Cost: $15 per family, which includes the Children’s Programme

    Contact: Dunedin Committee on register4dunedinseminar@gmail.com or Katie, ph. 03 489-2349,

    Programme:

    10am — Registration & Resources

    10:15 — Welcome & Notices

    10:30-12 — Two Electives

    Craig Smith: Home Education — Getting Things into Perspective

    Barbara Smith: Home Education  through Secondary and Preparing for Tertiary

    12-1 — Lunch. Tea & Coffee provided.

    1-2:30 — Two Electives:

    Craig: Changing the Heart of a Rebel

    Barbara: Avoiding Burnout: Keeping Going When the Going Gets Tough

    2:30-3 — PM Tea & Resources

    (3pm-7pm: Free to go home)

    7-9pm — Two Electives

    Craig: Dad’s Essential Role in Home Education from a Christian Perspective

    Barbara: Training Our Children’s Minds: Tools of Learning and Motivation

    *******

    Tue 27 April 2010

    Half Day Workshop in Oamaru

    Contact: Tani, 03 434-9253, tani.newton@paradise.net.nz

    Venue: Elim Church

    Cost: $10 per family or $5 per session.

    Speakers: Craig & Barbara Smith

    Programme:

    1pm — Registration & Resources

    1:30 — Two Electives

    Craig Smith: Choosing or Developing Your Own Curriculum

    Barbara Smith: Training Our Children’s Minds

    3pm — PM Tea & Resources

    3:30 — Two Electives:

    Craig: Changing the Heart of a Rebel

    Barbara: Training Our Children to Worship

    4:30-5 — Q & A Session

    6:00pm — Pot Providence Tea

    8:00pm — Two Electives:

    Craig: The Christian Dad’s Essential Role in Home Education

    Barbara: Training Our Daughters to Be Godly Wives & Mothers

    *******

    Wed 28 April 2010

    Workshop in Timaru

    Venue: Connect Community Church, Intersection of College Rd and Harper St., Timaru

    Cost: $5 per family per sessioin or $15 per family for all the 4 sessions.

    Contact: Rachel, 03 686-3393   or thelittles@maxnet.co.nz

    Programme:

    1:45pm — Arrive & Welcome

    2:00 — Two Electives

    Craig Smith: Getting Things into Perspective (Schooling vs Education, Character Training, Tutoring/mentoring, Developing Vision)

    Barbara Smith: Avoiding Burnout: Keeping Going When the Going Gets Tough (Symptoms, Causes, Strategies)

    3:30pm — PM Tea & Resources

    4:00 — Two Electives:

    Craig: Choosing/Developing Your Own Curriculum

    Barbara: Training Our Children’s Minds: the Tools of Learning and Motivation (Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric Stages of a Classical Hebrew / Interpersonal Education)

    5:30 — BYO Dinner Time

    6:30pm — Two Electives:

    Craig: The Christian Dad’s Essential Role in Home Education

    Barbara: Creating Your Own Library and the Vital Nature of Reading Aloud

    7:30pm — Keynote Address

    Craig: Home Educating Through Secondary and Preparing for Tertiary and the Workforce

    8:35pm — Q & A Session

    9:00pm — Supper

    *******

    Thur 29 April 2010

    Home Education Workshop in Ashburton

    Venue: Ashburton Baptist Church, cnr Cass & Havelock Sts., Ashburton

    Cost: $5 one session, $10 Single, $15 Family

    Contact: Melanie, 03 030-6564, midcanthomeeducators@gmail.com

    Programme:

    1pm — Registration & Resources

    1:15-2:45 — Barbara Smith: Avoiding Burnout: Keeping Going When the Going Gets Tough

    2:45-3:15pm — PM Tea & Resources

    3:15-4:30 — Craig Smith: Home Educating Through Secondary and Preparing for Tertiary and the Workforce

    4:30-5:00pm — View Resources

    *******

    Sat 1 May 2010

    Workshop in Christchurch

    Venue: Bishopdale Reformed Church, 90 Highsted Rd., Christchurch

    Cost: $15.00

    Contact: Angela McDowell, ph. 03 383-0652 pm only; andrew. mcdowell@xtra.co.nz

    Programme:

    9:00am Venue Opens, Resources

    9:15am Welcome & Notices

    9:30-11am Two Electives

    Craig Smith: The Christian Dad’s Essential Role in Home Education

    Barbara Smith: Avoiding Burnout — Keeping Going When the Going Gets Tough

    11:00am AM Tea, View Resources

    11:30am Two Electives

    Craig Smith: Choosing or Developing Your Own Curriculum

    Barbara Smith: Training Our Children’s Minds, The Tools of Learning and Motivation

    1:00pm BYO Lunch, Resources

    1:30pm Two Electives

    Craig Smith: Changing the Heart of a Rebel (for preventing rebellion and dealing with it as a Christian)

    Barbara Smith: Training Our Children to Worship

    2:30pm PM Tea, View Resources

    3:00pm Two Electives

    Craig Smith: Training Our Children/Youth to Be Pure

    Barbara Smith: Raising Our Daughters to Be Godly Wives and Mothers

    4:30pm View Resources. End

    *******

    Mon 3 May 2010

    Evening Meeting in Blenheim

    Venue: The Community House in Riversdale, 131 Budge St.

    Cost: Donation

    Time: 7:00pm

    Contact: Sandy, 03 578-1296, home_spun3@live.com

    Informal Q & A time: with Craig & Barbara Smith, including college & university entrance.

    *******

    Fri/Sun 28-30 May 2010

    Patchwork of Grace

    Retreat

    Venue: El Rancho, Waikanae

    Speaker: Rosie Boom

    Cost: $165 per person, includes all meals from Sat Breakfast through Sunday Lunch.

    Contact: Gayle McDonald, lotsamacs@xtra.co.nz

    This is an opportunity for you to spend a weekend away from the burdens and stresses of homeschooling life and take some time out to fellowship with other like-minded mums. You will receive inspiration and encouragement for your homeschool journey.

    *******

    Fri/Sat 25-27 June 2010

    Heart Retreat

    Matamata

    *******

    For more on Craig and Barbara’s talks go to:

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