Welcome to THEN

Welcome to The Home Educators Network, Inc. (THEN)
operating in the Hamilton and Waikato region of New Zealand

a homeschool network supplying information and connecting families to the information they need

We are a large inclusive homeschool network based in Hamilton, supporting home educating families in the Waikato region of New Zealand. Our network aims to:

  • provide communication between home educators and the many Waikato area home ed support groups
  • encourage positive local support and provide access to relevant information for home educating parents and caregivers of all creeds and philosophies
  • create a resource pool for home educators
  • help meet the expressed needs of home educating adults and children
  • advocate in political areas relevant to home education on behalf of the general membership to maintain the present positive conditions for home educating

Become a member of our network and receive the many benefits. The following list is an example of some of the membership benefits.

  • Share and receive home education information with the largest support network of home educators in the Waikato
  • Receive an activities list and calendar emailed to you at the start of each term, with details of all notified activities and classes available in the Waikato (including home education social groups and community classes catering to home educators, with detailed info about the activities, venues, contacts, etc.)
  • Connect with other home educators in your community, either online via Facebook or by attending various events of your choice
  • Access to our records of legal advice received regarding hosting home education activities in your home, hired venues, or public places
  • Access subsidized Swimsafe lessons organized through our local public pools (offered each term, levels 1-10 usually taught at Gallagher and occasionally at Waterworld)
  • Access subsidized fully certified Red Cross first aid courses (offered every second year)
  • Free hire of excellent telescope, microscope, or GoPro kits ($20 refundable bond required)
  • Free advertising of your home or commercial business
  • Discounts at participating Waikato businesses

How to Join