Make a submission: Reject compulsory Early Education for 3 year olds

Make A Submission

Do you want compulsory education

for 3 – 16 year olds?


Do you want it to be compulsory to have to enrol with a General Practitioner and to complete core WellChild/Tamariki Ora checks?


“Do you believe YOU should be forced to send your children to Early Childhood Education (ECE)?
Then stand up for the beneficiaries who’ll be forced to do just that!

Otherwise, when they come for YOUR children, what will you say?”


The Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill 2012 is wanting to bring this in for all beneficiaries.

This legislation must be TOTALLY REJECTED — WHY?

In 1877 New Zealanders lost the freedom to educate our children at home without applying for permission. Our forefathers let us down by not standing up for their rights.

In 2012, will we be the generation that begins to lose the freedom to preschool our own children, to make our own decisions about health care, or to invest our time in our families above a job?

We say NO

Let us protect the children of Beneficiaries

Because this could extend to ALL children

if this passes


The Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill sponsored by National MP Paula Bennett has been sent to a Government Select Committee. This means that people like you can make a submission (short or long) and have your say direct to the MP’s. And we want to help you every step of the way so as to make the task as simple as possible. The 1st reading in Parliament showed that only 19 MP’s need to change their vote to NO in order to defeat this bill. It is vital that as many people as possible show their support for beneficiaries and help to fight to overturn this Bill which, if passed, will mean beneficiaries children will have to:

  • attend 15 hours a week Early Childhood Education (ECE) from age 3

  • attend school from age five or six

  • enrol with a General Practitioner

  • complete core WellChild/Tamariki Ora checks


“But this wont be all. Watch what will happen next. The Government will say that this is working so well for beneficiaries (and it wont be) that they will want it to apply to everyone on the WWF and Family Support. Then eventually ALL 3- 5 year olds in a few years time.”


Click here for the Memorandum – Working paper

KEY POINTS – These are the key reasons, and can help form the basis of your own Submissions

*** Click here to download online reading of Pamphlet

*** Click here to download Pamphlet for printing and giving out to people (Hint for printing choose 2 sided print flip on short side)

*** Click here for the flyers for handing out to people

Flyer Would you

Flyer 1 Do you

Flyer Make a Submission

HINTS – We have also included some handy hints to help you get your message across in the links above

SUBMISSION FORM – Don’t know where to start? We’ve done it for you! Use the default Submission form to get started.

You can download just the Submission Form HERE or here Submission Form

There is also an online link to make your Submission online HERE (go to bottom of page)

Some example submissions HERE (none at the moment but trust there will be some at the end of next week – from 5 October onwards)

Official Government Link for this Bill HERE

Please also write to the Members of Parliament (MPs)

List Of Members Of Parliament September 2012

Please note: SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY  1 November 2012 (They will not accept late submissions.)

Please encourage others to send in a submission

Let us protect the children of Beneficiaries

Remember it could extend to ALL children if this passes

Home Education Foundation

P O Box 9064

Palmerston North

If you would like to make a donation towards the Lawyers help on this please deposit in this account Home Education Foundation 030726 0495399 00 or send a cheque or visa details to the address above. Please include your personal details if you would like a tax deductible receipt.


Related Links:


From the Smiths:

Updated 1 October 2012:  One year on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here


Needing help for your home schooling journey:


Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:


This link is motivational:


Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill


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