Art with Kate Dunn – Teaching and practical art activities in a relaxed atmosphere; classes for primary aged children. Classes available Thursdays, alongside other HASCA activities, at the North Shore YMCA in Northcote. Contact: Kate Dunn, or phone Kate on 416 5349, or 021 046 6831.

Visual Arts with Nina LawgunNina runs various Homeschool Art classes on Auckland’s North Shore for different ages and abilities. These are highly successful classes which have resulted in students obtaining excellence endorsements through NCEA for portfolios completed under Nina’s guidance. Various pathways are available including: NCEA via Te Kura or CENZ credits – discuss your pathway ideas with Nina. Classes are available Thursdays and run alongside other HASCA activities at the North Shore YMCA in Northcote. For more information please visit Beginner/Foundation Art or Senior Art, or email


Love Learning Drama – Co-operative theatre, film making, NCEA credit drama programmes, self-confidence building for children age 5 and up. Runs Tuesdays from 9am, at Glenfield War Memorial Hall in Hall Street. Contact: Terry Allen on 413 8168 or  027 482 1581, or email

Jacqué Mandero, Drama – Homeschool Drama classes, Mondays in Torbay. 10am-11am 5-8yrs, 11am-12pm 9-11yrs, 12:30-2:30pm 12yrs+


Chinese Language Lessons – Learn Chinese with a professional Chinese language teacher who is also a homeschooling mum.  We offer either group classes or private/family lessons to all levels and ages, tailoring lessons to suit your individual needs.  Complete beginners are very welcome, as are those wishing to polish up on their fluency.  Our teacher, Dr Xiaoying Xu, has taught for over 20 years, published many textbooks and research articles, and was an Associate Professor in Chinese Language Teaching at one of China’s top universities.  Contact Xiaoying at 022 1695411 or, or see for more information.


English, Literature, & Composition classes with Nina Lawgun – Nina runs various Homeschool Literature and Composition classes on Auckland’s North Shore for various ages at different locations. Classes are based at the North Shore YMCA and run alongside many other classes and activities for homeschooled students as part of the HASCA Hub. Nina has a flexible and encouraging approach to teaching. Her student support and time investment speaks of her passion to helping teens succeed. Nina has been offering classes to homeschool teens for many years now with excellent outcomes. She is well versed with Te Kura, CENZ and other pathways and able to discuss your learning needs. For more information please visit: Homeschool English Classes with Nina or email

NCEA Level 2 English Course with Angie Fraser – Class tuition, up to 6 students, 15 years and older (or competent 14 year old writers!) undertaking NCEA Level 2 English. Ideal for, but not limited to, students enrolled with Te Kura. Angie Fraser has several years’ experience tutoring small groups of secondary students (including her own daughters) with excellent feedback. She is not a qualified secondary English teacher but does have a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and ESL tutoring qualifications. Angie is a kind, caring, and patient teacher. Why NCEA Level Two? NCEA Level 2 English is the minimum literacy standard required for University Entrance. This course will equip students to achieve the 5 Reading Credits and the 5 Writing Credits required for UE Literacy either through internal assessments (not exams) or a combination of external exams and internal assessments. It will give a very solid foundation for NCEA Level 3 studies. Contact Angie Fraser via or call her on 09-4440758.

NCEA Exam Technique Class for NCEA with Angie Faser – While this class will focus on a literature essay for the external exam at NCEA 1 level, the study and exam techniques covered should be relevant for any written examination. So even if you don’t intend to take NCEA study any further, it’s still a great chance to practice sitting a lower-level exam in a relatively non-threatening way. Along with Literature essay writing, we will cover: How to take study notes, Creating a revision document to study, What to memorize and how, What to focus on, How to select and approach an exam question, Creating an outline on the day, and more. Contact Angie Fraser via or call her on 09-4440758.


Long White Cloud Kung Fu – Offers daytime classes to home educated children. Contact:


Homeschool Harmonies Singing Group (Choir) – The Homeschool Singing Group meet weekly on a Friday in Glenfield, on Auckland’s North Shore. The choir is run by talented singer and homeschooling mum, Lisa Dew. Please visit HASCA’s website for more information about this wonderful opportunity or to contact Lisa.

Private Beginner (to grade 5) Piano Lessons – Students will learn classical piano style, with the aim being to teach students to read music and correct techniques so they can access music on their own in the future. Piano is both an intellectual and physical activity, and (as with any sport, instrument, subject etc.) practice is essential in order to make progress. Exam preparation available for students wanting to pursue it. Lessons available in Northcote on Saturdays. Visit: Contact: Sarah on 027 941 0414 or

Junior Group Keyboard & Musicianship – Students will work in groups (minimum 3; maximum 4) to play listening & music reading games and learn early keyboard skills on roll-out desktop keyboards. This class is aimed at introducing children aged around 6-8 years to musicianship and keyboard skills in a less structured way within a group setting. Regular practice is still strongly encouraged at this level, as children will be learning a short tune every week. Available, Saturdays in Northcote. Visit: Contact: Sarah on 027 941 0414 or

Glenfield Music Centre (GMC) – is a government-funded, community music centre. GMC aim is to provide children with the opportunity to develop their musical potential in an inspirational, affordable community environment. They provide lessons for various musical instruments including bassoon, violin, flute, oboe, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, cello, clarinet, viola and recorder. Visit:

Bays Music Centre – offers affordable instrument hire to children in the North Shore community. They keep their prices low to support and encourage the love of music in children. Visit:

Belmont Music Centre – provides lessons and music theory to students at affordable prices. For more information, please visit

Birkdale North Music Centre – is a government-funded, community music centre. Classes held at Birkdale North Primary School on Saturday mornings for all children from school year 1 to year 8. Lessons are provided for recorder, keyboard, violin, cello, guitar, flute, clarinet, oboe, trombone, trumpet and saxophone. Visit:

Piano Fun Music School – specialises in fun, professional lessons tailored to the individual. Providing piano and violin lessons – to children of all ages – so that they can establish their own love of music and music making. Based in Torbay, North Shore. For more information, email: Sherryl-Lee Ward at, or 021 279 9271, or via Facebook.

Scherzo – is a private music school operating in Auckland: North Shore and Central. Their aim is to make learning music fun, whilst developing a solid musical foundation. Multiple instruments and syllabuses taught. Practical lessons are one-to-one. Locations: Long Bay, Westlake, Glenfield, Mt. Eden, and Mt. Wellington or your own home by arrangement. Instruments offered in 2018: piano, guitar, drums, ukulele, voice, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, recorder, saxophone, violin, viola, cello and trombone. Group theory and aural classes on a Saturday morning. Beginners welcome + adult students welcome. For more information on teachers and pricing, visit or email


Free Range Robotics 2921 – Robotics Cub for homeschooled students aged 13 years and over, based on the North Shore. Meets regularly and competes. For more information email: or visit


Science for Home Educators – was founded by Nathalie Thomas (a home educating mum) in May 2009. She found that a lot of home educating families find it difficult to offer their children science programmes, especially when they reach their teens. Nathalie’s science courses and resources are based on the New Zealand curriculum and have a secular point of view. There is a focus on the chemical and physical sciences. 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 eight years ago and has since been home educating her two sons in the Bay of Plenty. For more information, visit

Homeschool Kits – So many lovely things to buy but we are all on limited budgets!  Why not hire?  Homeschool Kits hire quality educational kits out to fellow homeschoolers.  You can hire Lego and K’nex education sets, robots, Matador and all manner of science kits from them at a fraction of the cost it would be to buy them.  They also have maths kits and are developing history and english resources. Visit: or email:


Sew Inspired – Lynn-Marie offers a range of classes: Beginners: Machine & Hand Sewing, Creative Craft & Accessories. Intermediate: Machine Sewing, Clothing, Craft & Dolls Clothes. Advanced Machine Sewing: Commercial Patterns. Classes are held in Torbay. 8 weeks per term. Ages 7-16yrs. Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons. Contact: Lynn-Marie Young, phone 473 3990, or email, or visit:


Homeschool Sports & Athletics Programme @ AUT Millennium – This comprehensive sports programme runs weekly on a Monday in term time during terms 1 and 4. AUT Millennium’s fantastic sports facility is situated at 17 Antares Pl, Mairangi Bay, on Auckland’s North Shore (close to Constellation Dr. motorway on ramp). The programme includes a variety of sports, athletics and water activities – a new learning opportunity each week – a varied programme each term. Home educated aged between 5 and 17 years are welcome to participate. This is a popular programme so please do wait list your child! For more information, please contact Sharon. Thank you.

Homeschool Swimming or ‘Learn to Swim’ Programme @ AUT Millennium The Homeschool  (Millennium) Swimming Programme is open to swimmers aged 5 – 18 years, all levels: absolute beginners, intermediate through to advanced swimmers, plus a Development Squad! Swimming runs weekly on a Monday, all terms, at AUT Millennium, 17 Antares Place, Mairangi Bay, on Auckland’s North Shore (close to Constellation Dr. motorway on ramp). All swimmers are assessed prior to placement. For more information, please contact the programme coordinator, Sharon. Thank you.

HASCA Netball and Basketball – HASCA offers home educated children opportunities to play various team sports annually, including: netball, basketball, 3X3, and when available hockey, touch rugby, and many other sports. Contact HASCA.

YMCA Homeschool Gymnastics – Y-Gymnastics for homeschooled children 4-12yrs, Tuesday, 1.00-2.00pm

YMCA Homeschool Basketball Skills Programme – Running in excess of ten years; this programme is excellent! It caters for students 5-17yrs. Senior & Int. coaching is at 1:00pm; Junior at 2:00pm. Thursdays at YMCA Northcote. Terms 1, 2, 3 & 4.

YMCA North Shore @ 5 Akoranga Drive, Northcote is a long-time supporter of our home educating community. Current activities include Homeschool Gymnastics, KiwiSports, and Basketball Skills Programme. They also generously host our valued resource, the HASCA Homeschool Library, plus some of our week-day classes.

Tennis – Classes available for homeschooled students – contact Gavin Hill at the Glenfield Tennis Club.


Auckland Challenge Inc. – are the leading accredited provider of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award in the Auckland region. Our point of difference is we coordinate the whole Award: Physical, Skills, Service, and Adventurous Journey Training. But we don’t stop there. We travel all over New Zealand undertaking, practise and assessment expeditions in the bush, mountains trails, rivers and sea at all levels of The Award. Visit: or contact Kathryn or Gemma at

Critical Thinking/Philosophy – Improve your skills in thinking clearly, communicating ideas and spotting bad reasoning.  What’s more, research shows that those who study critical thinking also make significant gains in both maths and English.  (And it’s also lots of fun!)  We offer either group classes or private/family lessons to primary-aged children upwards, tailoring lessons to suit your individual needs.  Essay writing and/or literature study is also offered to seniors.  Our teacher, Glenn Riseborough, is a full-time stay-at-home homeschooling dad who previously spent 15 years at university and has majors/specialities in maths, philosophy, ethics, psychology and ESOL teaching. Contact Glenn at, see for more information, or catch up with Glenn at one of the many local homeschooling activities.

Conscious Kids Nature Play – A nature-based programme for homeschoolers. Visit  Conscious Kids

Equine Studies – Home educated horse lovers, aged 9-15. Students need to be able to write. These classes will cover topics such as horse breeds, equine anatomy, riding gear, the horse in motion etc. For older students (12+) there is the opportunity to receive HSNZ/CENZ credits. Please contact Kate on 021 046 6831 or email:

Homeschool Subjects and Information – Dorinda Duthie is a former homeschooling mum, a NZ qualified primary school teacher and has done the training to be a SPELD tutor.  She currently works from home teaching remedial reading and maths on an individual basis to a wide range of students.  Dorinda runs seminars in her home about teaching maths, reading, written language etc. These seminars cost $8 per person.  She is also available to meet with parents who are preparing an exemption application to discuss suitable resources to use with their children.  There is a charge of $35 per hour for this service. The resources suggested  are appropriate for children aged 5 -12 years or older children who are having difficulty with any of the basic subjects. Dorinda can be contacted by phone 4806878 or email

Kiwi Kids News is a safe, education and informative news website specifically designed for New Zealand schools, students, and teachers (or homeschooling parents!). It delivers top news articles in a kid-friendly way! KKN also produce a weekly news quiz, a homework booklet for each term and a weekly feature article. For more information, visit:

Free Range Robotics 2921 – Robotics Cub for homeschooled students aged 13 years and over, based on the North Shore. Meets regularly and competes. For more information email:

South Auckland HHQ – Kate Dunn provides a selection of classes and activities each term for homeschooled children, weekly in Takanini. INFO  or contact Kate Dunn on 021 046 6831, or email Kate

The Homeschool Group – provides a huge selection of classes and activities for homeschooled children of all ages. Meets weekly on Thursdays in Massey. Market days and events offered each term.



National Council of Home Educators New Zealand (NCHENZ)was set up in 1998 for the purpose of advancing the cause of home education in NZ at a national level. NCHENZ is free to join and their website of full of useful ‘need to know’ information for new and experienced home educators. Membership enables home educators to access discounted subscriptions to various educational programmes.


Homeschool Auckland Sport & Cultural Association (HASCA) – that’s us! Uniting and supporting homeschooling families through sporting and educational opportunities, activities and events!

Shore Home Educators Network (SHEnet) –  is not a ‘physical’ group but an online point of contact for Shore home educators. SHENET operates via a Yahoo group and Facebook Picnic gatherings are scheduled from time-to-time at various locations on Auckland’s North Shore. Email queries to:

Shore Café Nights – NOT RUNNING CURRENTLY Café nights are a great place to meet other Shore home educators. There is generally a theme to guide group discussion, but plenty of informal catch up too. Café Nights run February to December, on the first Thursday of each month, from 7pm at McDonalds Albany (behind the Warehouse). See SHEnet for advertisements or just come along on the 1st Thursday on any month!

Homeschool Social For North Shore Auckland – A Facebook group to share info about homeschool social events, gatherings, meet-ups based on the North Shore.


Auckland Home Educators (AHE) – AHE’s role is to help and support families in the Auckland region who have chosen to home educate. AHE maintain a solid working relationship with Government, helping to protect your right to home educate. AHE also offer exemption application support, provide student I.D. cards, and more. It also organises events such as the Science Fair, Art Fair and Cross-Country Run. For more info, check out

Auckland South Home Educators,

Auckland Unschoolers,

East Auckland Home Educators,

Franklin Homeschool Group,

Franklin Homeschool Support Group,

Homeschool Outings, Auckland- activities include outings to Ruapehu, Sonshine Ranch, and classes at Snowplanet, Mindlab, St John’s

Homeschool Sports Auckland South,

Manukau Home School Support Group,

Rodney Hibiscus Coast Home Educators,

The Homeschool Group – is a Massey-based group providing activities for children of all ages.

South Auckland HHQ with Kate Dunn email

South Auckland Home Educators,

Waiheke Island, contact

Waitakere Homeschool Group,

West Auckland Christian Homeschool Group, contact

West Auckland Natural Learners/Unschoolers,


Far North Homeschoolers,

Kaipara Homeschool Group,

Mid North Homeschoolers & Unschoolers,

Northland Home Educators Network,

Whangarei Home Educators Support Group,


Coromandel Home-School Group, contact

FAST (Families All Socialising Together), contact

Hamilton Christian Home Educators,

Hamilton West Christian Homeschool Group,

HamiltoNZ HomeEducation,

Homeschool in Te Awamutu, contact or

Learning as Families,

Matamata Piako Homeschoolers, contact

Taupo, contact

Taupo Homeschoolers,

Thames Homeschoolers, contact

The Home Educators Network,

The Home Educators’ Network Waikato,


Arrows Tauranga,

Christian Home Educators Support Tauranga,

Katikati Homeschool Group, contact

Rotorua Group, contact

Tauranga Group, contact

Tauranga Homeschoolers,

Te Puke Home Educators Group,

Tokoroa Group, contact Esther Ritmeester (07) 886 4252


Gisborne Home Educators Group, contact

Gisborne Home School Group,


Twin City Home Educators,,


North Taranaki Home Educators,

South Taranaki Home Educators,


Hearthland Educators, contact

Horowhenua Home Educators,

Manawatu Home Educators,

Wanganui Home Educators Support Group, contact


Kapiti Home Educators,

Wairarapa Home School Association,

Wellington Home Education Network (WHEN),,

Wellington Secular Unschoolers,


Home Education in Nelson NZ,

Tasman Home Educators, contact


Marlborough Blenheim homeschooling group, contact


Canterbury Home Educators,

Chch Tech: Techhie Homeschoolers,

Christian Home Educating Families (CHEF), contact

Home Educators in Selwyn,

Homespun Learning,

North Canterbury “Dead Boring”, contact

Secular Home Educators – Otautahi,

South Canterbury Home Educating Group, contact

South Island Home Educators, contact


West Coast Home Educators,


Christian Home Educators Fellowship (CHEF), contact

SHEAF Dunedin,


Southland Home Educators, email

Te Anau Home Schoolers,




National Council of Home Educators NZ

AS Homeschooling NZ (ASD Home School Support)

ASD Homeschooling South Auckland

Christian Educating at Home in NZ

Gifted Homeschoolers NZ

Home Education in New Zealand

Home Education in NZ

Homeschooled NZ

Kids (Home Educated) Craft Exchange NZ

NZ Homeschool Curriculum Discussion

NZ Home Schooling Families

Secular Home Education Discussions (SHED)

TradeMe Homeschoolers Support Group

TRIBE Eco-village

Unschooling NZ Networking

Versal Home Ed NZ


National Council of Home Educators of NZ

Christian Home Education Network for NZers

Classical Christian Home Education Network of NZ

Designer Kids

Educating from Home for NZers 

Home Educators, Non Christian

NZ Catholic Home Educators

NZ Home Ed Cambridge Examinations

NZ Home Education (political issues)

NZ Homeschooling (Christian textbooks)

NZ Unschoolers

Radical Unschoolers Aotearoa 

Single Parent Homeschooling

Taught of the Lord (NZ) Christian Unschooling 

Waldorf Steiner at Home NZ


Crafty Home Educators

Harvest Curriculum Swap NZ

Harvest “A Bit on the Side”

NZ Homeschool Curriculum Sell/Trade/Swap


TradeMe Unschoolers/Homeschoolers Support Thread


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