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A not-so-great war

Hello world It’s a hundred years today since the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) landing at Gallipoli in one of the most regrettable episodes of the First World War. Here’s what I read to mostly friends at the War Memorial on Thursday:  We have come here to remember the fallen of countries which … Continue reading



A few tips

Trying to be practical, for once in a way: Here are a few things I learned from our ERO review which might be helpful for others in the wars. 1) I made a list, an almost exhaustive list, of all the things the child does, from picking up the gumboots to playing with playdough. The … Continue reading


A little unease

I’ve just been reading the newsletter of NCHENZ (National Council of Home Educators New Zealand) and was very interested to read about the meetings they had had with the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Education Review Office. In light of the difficulties several of us have been having with the Dunedin office, I was … Continue reading