Info Session: NCEA as a Pathway to Tertiary Education

Information Session for Home Educators: NCEA as a Pathway to Tertiary Education

This event has been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
We hope to (re)offer the talk again soon – when we can safely and with confidence.
Thank you for your understanding.
Warm regards from the team at HASCA

NCEA as a Pathway to Tertiary Education
with guest speaker Nathalie Thomas
Monday, 7th September 2020, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
North Shore YMCA (in the upstairs Roberts Room)
5 Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland

There is no charge to attend this event. HASCA invites you!

The aim of this event is to offer support through providing information, encouragement and personal insights to home educators as they navigate their way through NCEA with their high-school aged students.

Join us as we gain valuable knowledge and guidance from guest speaker Nathalie Thomas. Plus, contributions from other experienced home educating parents during some Q&A time.

This information session is for those currently or considering home educating their children through the teen years.

Are you curious about NCEA as an option for the secondary years? Perhaps you’d like to know a little more about how it all works?
Nathalie Thomas will talk about how homeschoolers can use NCEA as a pathway to tertiary education, such as polytechnic or university. She will explain how NCEA works, what is meant by credits, achievement standards, unit standards, etc. Nathalie will explain what the minimum number of credits needed is and how to gain these through the correspondence school – Te Kura (which is free once your child turns 16.) She will share how NCEA achieves the literacy and numeracy requirements as well as university entrance. After Nathalie’s talk there will be time for questions and answers with Nathalie and other home educators who have experience with NCEA and Te Kura.

This information session is FREE to attend but registration is required to aid with our planning, thank you.

The session will be held in a North Shore venue with easy access to the motorway: YMCA North Shore (Roberts Room), 5 Akoranga Drive, Northcote. Lots of free parking.

Enquiries are welcome to HASCA committee members Sandra or Nina at, alternatively register to attend now.

registration and info

If you find you can no longer make the session after registration, please advise Nina or Sandra ASAP. Thank you.

This information session will be run by homeschooling parents for homeschooling parents.

Many of you may know Nathalie Thomas from Science for Home Educators

Nathalie has a Master’s degree in Chemistry and a diploma of teaching (secondary) from Auckland College of Education. She has taught science, chemistry, physics and mathematics in New Zealand secondary schools for over 10 years.

Nathalie retired from teaching in 2005 and has since been home educating her two sons in the Bay of Plenty. Her oldest son Quentin is now at university and helps as an assistant marker for the Young Rutherfords online programme.

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