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Social Security Bill Will Punish Responsible Parents

Thursday, 25 October 2012, 10:05 am | Home Education Foundation

The Home Education Foundation (HEF) of New Zealand is calling on politicians to reject the onerous ‘social obligations’ contained in the new Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill. The Bill, which is currently being considered ... More >>

Beneficiary Parents “Not Able to Home School” Under Bill

Wednesday, 24 October 2012, 11:00 am | Home Education Foundation

Minister of Social Development Paula Bennett last week told parents that under the new Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill, beneficiaries will face increased government discrimination in seeking exemptions to home educate ... More >>

Social Security Bill Targets Responsible Parents

Tuesday, 23 October 2012, 1:37 pm | Home Education Foundation

Media Release – Social Security Bill Targets Responsible Parents for Toughest Penalties October 23, 2012 Palmerston North, NZ – Under the new Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill, parents who want to make their ... More >>

Vulnerable Children Not Benefited By Social Security Bill

Wednesday, 17 October 2012, 12:23 pm | Home Education Foundation

Palmerston North, NZ – Barbara Smith, National Director of the Home Education Foundation (HEF) of New Zealand believes that the new Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill will not benefit New Zealand’s vulnerable children. More >>

Social Security Bill’s ECE Obligations Breach Human Rights

Wednesday, 17 October 2012, 11:55 am | Home Education Foundation

Palmerston North, NZ – Many New Zealanders are concerned that the new Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill will violate human rights. More >>

Vulnerable Children Not Benefited By Social Security Bill

Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 9:05 am | Home Education Foundation

Palmerston North, NZ – Barbara Smith, National Director of the Home Education Foundation (HEF) of New Zealand believes that the new Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill will not benefit New Zealand’s vulnerable children. More >>

Social Security Bill Coerces Parents, Removes Freedom

Tuesday, 9 October 2012, 9:59 am | Home Education Foundation

The Home Education Foundation (HEF) of New Zealand is calling on politicians to reject the coercive new Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill. The Bill, sponsored by Minister for Social Development Paula Bennett, passed ... More >>

Post-Earthquake Schooling Options

Thursday, 3 March 2011, 3:58 pm | Home Education Foundation

Some schools in both Islands can accommodate those extra students who can shift to another city. • The Ministry of Education (MoE) will not consider any Christchurch students to be truant for the time being. All truancy operations are frozen. • ... More >>

Home Schooling Expert to Visit

Tuesday, 1 September 2009, 10:36 am | Home Education Foundation

With over twenty years of teaching her own three (now adult) children herself at home and over 15 years writing for and speaking to home schooling audiences all over the USA as well as in Canada, the UK, Thailand and East Europe, Diana Waring is making ... More >>

School Usurp Parental Roles

Thursday, 20 December 2007, 1:27 pm | Home Education Foundation

Retiring principal of Renwick School in Marlborough, Ian Mackey, said in Wednesday's Marlborough Express that parents are increasingly viewing schools as mere baby sitting services, with any education that takes place as a bonus. More >>

Dangerous Schools

Tuesday, 13 November 2007, 4:50 pm | Home Education Foundation

Parents and teachers at Christchurch's Paparoa Street School are to be commended for initiating extra security for children awaiting uplifting from school. It is too dangerous to walk to and from school or play in the park anymore. More >>

Violence At School - Business as Usual

Thursday, 1 March 2007, 10:18 am | Home Education Foundation

The violence at Waiuku College is only business as usual. Seasoned school social workers tell me that the physical, sexual and text bullying at schools is out of control. More >>

PPTA Horror Stories

Friday, 29 September 2006, 3:52 pm | Home Education Foundation

The stories coming out of the annual PPTA conference are horrendous: overcrowded classrooms are often war zones where drugs are dealt and assaults on persons and property are commonplace. Teachers blame the parents. Parents blame the teachers. More >>

Father - Son Workshop: Challenging and Productive

Tuesday, 21 September 2004, 11:53 am | Home Education Foundation

Much has been said lately about the need for fathers to become more involved in the lives of their children. Geoffrey Botkin, a father of seven from Christchurch, has been doing just that for the past 20 years and more. He and his 21-year-old son David ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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