2020 Important Dates

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TERM ONE 2020

Wednesday, 12th February 2020 ~ 9:00 to 3:00
*ATHLETICS DAY* AUCKLAND HOMESCHOOL ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020
(saver day 19/02/20) All homeschooled families welcome!
Competitors 3 years to teens! Please use link below for full details.
Registrations are OPEN now for 2020 & tentative schedule available.
(Glenn Riseborough & HASCA Committee) (@Takapuna Athletics Club)

Thursday, 20th February 2020 ~ 12:20pm to 2:20pm
RESOURCES – SELL, TRADE, OR GIVE AWAY 20 02 2020,
An opportunity for parents to sell, trade, or giveaway their used home-schooling resources.
CLICK HERE to BOOK a space *no fees*
(Lin Li Webster) (@YMCA North Shore)

Thursday, 20th February 2020 ~ 11:45 to 2:15pm
TERM ONE CUPPA & CHAT @THE HASCA HUB
North Shore YMCA, 5 Akoranga Dr., rear foyer. All welcome!
Trials avail. Please see What’s On for further info & full class details.
(HASCA Committee, Nancy & Lin Li) (@North Shore YMCA)

Monday, 24th February 2020 ~ EXECUTIVE MEETING
(!!!sorry!!!meeting postponed!!! new date to be confirmed!!!)
Executive Committee Meeting. Member submissions / feedback welcome.
*Contact HASCA Secretary via hasca.nz@gmail.com*

Thursday, 12th March 2020 ~ 10:00am to 11:00am
INFO SESSION: TEACHING THE BASICS FOR HOME EDUCATORS
Learning through Literature with Little House on the Prairie.
A teaching session with Dorinda Duthie for home educating parents & children.
** Register your attendance or information – click here**
(Nina Lawgun) (North Shore YMCA/HASCA Hub)

Thursday, 12th March 2020, 7:00pm ~ EXECUTIVE MEETING:
Executive Committee meeting at North Shore YMCA.
Member submissions, feedback, thoughts and ideas are most welcome.
*Contact HASCA Secretary via hasca.nz@gmail.com*

! Sorry ! Due to concerns around COVID-19 this event has been postponed until further notice !
This event will next take place in 2021 !
Wednesday, 18th March 2020 ~ 8:45am to 2:00pm
HOMESCHOOL SWIMMING SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020
8:45am arrival. 9am to approx. 2pm. **Registrations are OPEN for 2020.
An absolutely MUST DO event – don’t miss out. (competitors must be 7yrs+)
(Glenn, Lin Li, & Sandra) (@AUT Millennium / NAC Complex)

! Sorry ! Due to concerns around COVID-19 this event has been cancelled / held online instead !
Thursday, 26th March 2020, 7:00pm ~ A.G.M. & GENERAL MEETING:
Rendle Room (ground floor) @YMCA North Shore, 5 Akoranga Dr. All welcome.
Election of officers for 2020, executive & sub committee. Plus a quick recap on 2019.
*Apologies or attendance confirmations etc to hasca.nz@gmail.com*

! Sorry ! Due to concerns around COVID-19 this event will not take place !
Wednesday 1st April 2019, from 12.45pm ~ Edible Book Day 2020
North Shore Edible Book Day event hosted by HASCA
Venue is North Shore YMCA, Rendle Room, 5 Akoranga Drive, Northcote
(Miriam Koit) (@North Shore YMCA)
[Mt Wellington EBD hosted by AHE, also on 1st April, from 10.30am]
!!! AHE WILL RUN A “VIRTUAL” EVENT THIS YEAR http://www.ahe.org !!!

! Sorry ! Due to concerns around COVID-19 this event has been postponed !
This event will next take place in 2021 !
Tuesday 7th April 2020 ~ Times to be confirmed
NORTH SHORE SWIMMING 2020 PRIMARY INTER-SCHOOL COMP.
HASCA will be submitting a junior homeschool (Yrs 1-6) swim team
Enquiries welcome to hasca.nz@gmail.com.
(Glenn Riseborough / HASCA ) (@AUT Millennium / NAC Complex)

!!! Due to COVID-19 & gathering restrictions this event will not take place !!!
Wednesday, 8th April ~ 1:00pm
TIM BRAY PRODUCTIONS, PUMPHOUSE THEATRE SHOW:
T1: “Greedy Cat” Show (HASCA books a show each term.) Details here.
(Sharon Dove) (@Pumphouse Takapuna)


TERM TWO 2020

!!! Due to Covid-19, this session will not take place. We hope to see you in term 3 !!!
Thursday, 30th April 2020 ~ 11:45am t0 2:15pm
TERM TWO CUPPA & CHAT @HASCA HUB
Rear-foyer with HASCA, North Shore YMCA (5 Akoranga Dr.) All welcome!
Come see the many other classes also running on Thursdays @HASCA Hub
Please see What’s On for further information & class details.
(HASCA Committee, Nancy & Lin Li) (@North Shore YMCA)

!!! CANCELLED !!! Due to COVID-19 & gathering restrictions !!!
Thursday, 7th May 2020 ~ 10:00am to 11:00am
CERTIFICATE INFORMATION SESSION WITH TODD ROUGHTON
Todd, from Homeschooling NZ, will be sharing how the CENZ Certificates work and
how families can use them as an alternative UE or vocational pathway. @HASCA Hub, North Shore YMCA (5 Akoranga Dr.) All welcome!
REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE HERE https://forms.gle/KT3n5vHCshpJ4Sfe9
(Nina Lawgun) (North Shore YMCA/HASCA Hub)

PUMPHOUSE THEATRE SHOW: Wednesday (Date TBC)
The Magic Faraway Tree @1:00pm
HASCA books a show each term. Click here for details.
(Sharon Dove) (@Pumphouse Takapuna)

PUMPHOUSE THEATRE SHOW: Wednesday (Date TBC)
The Twits @1:00pm
HASCA books a show each term. Click here for details.
(Sharon Dove) (@Pumphouse Takapuna)

HASCA EXECUTIVE MEETING: TBC
Executive Committee Meeting. Member submissions / feedback welcome.
*Contact HASCA Secretary via hasca.nz@gmail.com*


TERM THREE 2020

YAY we are now in Level 1 – well done everyone!
Thursday, 23rd July 2020 ~ 12:00 noon to 2:00pm
TERM 3 “WELCOME BACK” CUPPA & CHAT
Free Cuppa & Chat in the rear-foyer @ HASCA HUB
Come see the many other classes also running on Thursdays @HASCA Hub
North Shore YMCA (5 Akoranga Dr.) All welcome!
Please see What’s On for further information & class details.
(HASCA Committee, Nancy & Lin Li) (@North Shore YMCA)

Thursday, 23rd July 2020 ~ HOMESCHOOL LIBRARY REOPENS 12:00 noon
After a long while closed due to Covid, we are reopening at noon 23/07/20.
Bring back your returns…and select some new resources to borrow.
(HASCA Committee, Jo & Miriam) (@North Shore YMCA)

Thursday, 30th July 2020 ~ 11:00am to 12:00 noon
INFO SESSION: TEACHING THE BASICS with Dorinda Duthie
Teaching Reading from the Beginning – a wonderful opportunity to be inspired and encouraged. Rendle Room.
Register & info
(HASCA Committee, Nina) (@North Shore YMCA)

Thursday, 6th August 2020 ~ 11:00am to 12:00 noon
INFO SESSION: TEACHING THE BASICS with Dorinda Duthie
Written Language: Story Writing, Spelling, Handwriting and Grammar. Rendle Room.
Register & info
(HASCA Committee, Nina) (@North Shore YMCA)

!!! POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE !!! Due to COVID-19 (Auckland Alert Level 3) !!!
Thursday, 20th August 2020 ~ 11:00am to 12 noon
INFO SESSION: TEACHING THE BASICS with Dorinda Duthie
Maths: How to teach addition, subtraction and division using hands on resources and ideas for choosing a helpful maths programme
Register & info

!!! POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE !!!! Due to COVID-19 (Auckland Alert Level 3) !!!
Thursday, 20th August 2020 ~ 1:15pm to 2:15pm
AUCKLAND CHALLENGE:
Interested in Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award?
Come see Auckland Challenge in the foyer at the HASCA Hub on 20/08/20 & 15/10/20.
More info: email – kathryn@aucklandchallenge.org.nz or www.aucklandchallenge.org.nz

!!! POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE !!! Due to COVID-19 & gathering restrictions !!!
Monday, 7th September 2020 ~ 7:15pm to 9:15pm
INFO SESSION: NCEA as a Pathway to Tertiary Education with guest speaker Nathalie Thomas
Roberts room (upstairs) North Shore YMCA, 5 Akoranga Drive, Northcote

No charge however bookings are essential. Optional cuppa & chat after. Register & Info
(HASCA Committee, Sandra & Nina) (@North Shore YMCA)

!!! POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE !!! Due to COVID-19 & gathering restrictions !!!
Tuesday, 15th September 2020 ~ 7:00pm to 9:00pm
INFO SESSION: Curriculum Evening facilitated by Erin Parkinson – AHE & HASCA
Rendle room (ground floor) North Shore YMCA, 5 AKoranga Drive, Northcote

More information available soon Registrations will open shortly
(AHE: Erin & Adrian, HASCA Committee: Lin Li & Jo) (@North Shore YMCA)

Wednesday, 23rd September 2020, 1:00pm (to be confirmed)
TIM BRAY PRODUCTIONS, PUMPHOUSE THEATRE SHOW
Click here for details. Term Three Show – “Greedy Cat”
(Sharon Dove) (@Pumphouse Takapuna)

HASCA EXECUTIVE MEETING: TBC
Executive Committee Meeting. Member submissions / feedback welcome.
*Contact HASCA Secretary via hasca.nz@gmail.com*


TERM FOUR 2020

HASCA HUB restarts in term 4 on Thursday October 15th (COVID pending) – view the Term 4 programme here

Thursday, 15th October 2020, 11:45am to 2:15pm~ CUPPA & CHAT
Come see the many other classes also running on Thursdays @HASCA Hub
North Shore YMCA (5 Akoranga Dr.) All welcome!
Please see What’s On for further information & class details.
(HASCA Committee, Nancy & Lin Li) (@North Shore YMCA)

Thursday, 15th October 2020 ~ 1:15pm to 2:15pm
AUCKLAND CHALLENGE:
Interested in Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award?
Come see Auckland Challenge in the foyer at the HASCA Hub on 20/08/20 & 15/10/20.
More info: email – kathryn@aucklandchallenge.org.nz or www.aucklandchallenge.org.nz

♦ Tuesday, October 13th, 7:30pm (Birkenhead), INFO SESSION: Children Who Find Learning A Challenge – and how homeschooling can help
This seminar will provide an opportunity for parents who are currently homeschooling a child with learning challenges (academic social, physical etc), or parents or considering homeschooling a child with learning challenges, to share ideas and concerns. There will also be an opportunity to look at some straightforward resources for teaching the basic subjects. $8pp or couple. Venue / Location: (Dorinda’s home) 163 Hinemoa St, Birkenhead (park on road please)
The reason for the different location and time is to provide parents with an opportunity to talk freely about the realities of homeschooling children with learning challenges.
https://hascanz.org/teaching-the-basics/

♦Thursday, October 22nd, 11:00am (HASCA Hub, YMCA), INFO SESSION: Practical Realities of Homeschooling

Choosing resources, getting organised at home, how to find the pencils and keep track of the library books. $8pp
https://hascanz.org/teaching-the-basics/

♦  Thursday, October 29th, 11:00am (HASCA Hub, YMCA), INFO SESSION: Teaching Maths 
How to use basic equipment to teach the foundations of maths. This will be a hands on, practical session. The ideas will be helpful for use with any maths programme. $8pp
https://hascanz.org/teaching-the-basics/

♦  Thursday, November 5th, 11:00am (HASCA Hub, YMCA), INFO SESSION: Geography Resources
There is so much going on in the world right now it is important that we help the children learn the locations of different countries. There are some great resources available for homeschooling families to use. These resources will be available to look at, along with a generic handout for studying individual countries. $8pp
https://hascanz.org/teaching-the-basics/

♦  Thursday, November 12th, 11:00am (HASCA Hub, YMCA), INFO SESSION: Animal Study – Horses
The handout for this seminar will include an outline suitable for studying any animal and a unit study specifically about horses. $8pp
https://hascanz.org/teaching-the-basics/

♦  Thursday, November 19th, 11:00am (HASCA Hub, YMCA), INFO SESSION: Science Topic – Wet and Wild
Understanding the water cycle and knowing about different types of weather are important areas of everyday knowledge. Posters about both these topics will be available at the seminar, along with ideas for other resources, activities and related books. $8pp
https://hascanz.org/teaching-the-basics/

♦  Thursday, November 26th, 11:00am (HASCA Hub, YMCA), INFO SESSION: Little House on the Prairie
Children are welcome to attend this seminar with their parents.* This is an interactive seminar providing opportunities to look at clothes, tools and other original artefacts similar to those used by the Ingalls family. We will also be looking at books that relate to the Little House series and similar books about NZ pioneering history. *$8 per family
https://hascanz.org/teaching-the-basics/

PUMPHOUSE THEATRE SHOW: Wednesday (Date TBC)
Term Four Show – The Santa Claus ’20 Show @1:00pm
HASCA books a show each term. Click here for details.
(Sharon Dove) (@Pumphouse Takapuna)

HASCA EXECUTIVE MEETING: TBC
Executive Committee Meeting. Member submissions / feedback welcome.
*Contact HASCA Secretary via hasca.nz@gmail.com*

Wednesday 16th December 2020 – MERC Day (120) – Sir Peter Blake Marine Education Centre
*Our main event!* Home educated children 7 to 18yrs
Registrations will open in October. Details here. Don’t miss out!!!
(Nancy Falconer) (@MERC Long Bay)


INFORMATION & APPRECIATION

Pricing & Membership

For some outings and events we will offer special HASCA member rates, others will be set pricing for all home educating families.

Volunteers

We are all volunteers at HASCA, homeschooling parents just like YOU! If you’d like get involved or run something amazing for our homeschooling community, please contact us! We welcome your involvement & participation! 

Thank You to Everyone Who Invested!

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