Our Reasons for Home Education:

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Although he was achieving good results, he wasn't reaching his full potential because his love for learning had been destroyed & hence his grades were steadily declining.

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Completely failed by the system, he hated school, was always tired & homework time was a major frustration for both of us. He was severely frustrated & quickly heading to become yet another ADHD statistic.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year


2014_1230_115332Yet another first for our family in our new environment. Christmas has been rather difficult without the usual familiar faces. Our container finally arrived yesterday so we’ve been spending most of today unpacking boxes & sorting our home. Live will get easier now that we’re surrounded with some familiar items.




As for celebrations, we’re way too tired to go out & do something so for now will be heading off to bed & ring in the New Year in our dreams instead.

In the meantime, we’d like to wish all our followers the very best for the New Year.


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Honey Centre New Zealand

2014_1227_1158102014_1227_120240We made a  quick stop at the honey centre on our way to the Bay of Islands for our African Safari Experience. They have an awesome display about bees & this is about as close as Jesse could safely get to the bees due to his allergy.

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Now who said learning should be restricted to school terms? The thing I love most about home educating is that we can learn anywhere, anytime.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas


2014_1219_180604 This is our first Christmas in New Zealand. It’s been hard without our relatives close over the last few days. Not having our stuff from SA yet also seems to cause some frustrations. Thanks to Kiwi generosity we were able to put up a Christmas tree to help us through the season.

Somehow I think the holidays will be the toughest to adjust to over the next few years.

As a family we’ll have to make our own new traditions to get through the transition.