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Convention 2017: Home Education: Education with a Purpose

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The AHEA Convention is almost here!

Learn more about the 2017 Convention

The AHEA Home School Convention in Red Deer (April 6 - 8) is a mere 15 days away - and many home educators around the province are busy making plans to attend. The AHEA Board, Convention Coordinator, Convention Team AND volunteers are busy with last minute details - hoping and praying to make this year's Family Friendly Convention one of the best yet!

Prepping AHEA Bags

There are a lot of new activities and extras this year, plus some perennial favorites - a Used Curriculum Sale, Youth Labs, Graduation Ceremony, Breakfast for Dads, an evening of encouragement (and chocolate) for moms, a family movie night, one of the biggest Home School Exhibit Halls in Western Canada, many different speakers and so much more!

Get excited for the 2017 Exhibit Hall

Whether you have been home educating for one year, or twenty years OR are simply thinking of home schooling your children, think about making plans to attend the Alberta Home Education Association Convention in April!

For more information and details, go to: AHEA 2017 Convention

An Important Message

Trinity/WISDOM Reinstated

January 6, 2016

An agreement was reached yesterday between the province of Alberta and Trinity Christian School, the operator of WISDOM Home Schooling.

The Trinity Christian School Association will continue to be registered and accredited – and operate with full funding – under an agreement reached in court on January 5.

Trinity will continue to be responsible for the WISDOM program, and Trinity/ WISDOM expect that day-to-day operations will continue so that home educating families should see no disruption or change in service.

AHEA is thankful that Trinity/WISDOM will continue to operate and to serve Alberta home educating students and families.

During this difficult time, AHEA has advocated for home educators with the Minister and with Alberta Education. AHEA will continue to advocate for home educators to ensure that home education remains a true and viable option in Alberta.

We thank everyone who prayed for home education.
Please continue to pray for the future.

Home Education Celebration Story: Chantelle

My name is Chantelle, I'm 15 years old. Everyone we come in contact with effects us. Friends, family, and the people that surround us in our everyday lives. In schools, where kids spend about six hours a day, five days a week, they are heavily influenced by the people around them, which are the teachers and their fellow students. So who is influencing them the most? Well, with the average class size in Alberta being as many as 28 children to one teacher, they are learning how to talk to other people, how to interact with others from other children.

When I am at home, the people who are making their impression on me? My parents. They are my examples of how to maturely interact with other adults, how to hold conversations and speak civilly to others. In schools how many times do you see the teachers talking to each other? Maybe a couple times a day in the few minutes in between classes, but when you have a bully who is being rude to other students, that is what children are picking up, that that is how you speak to other people, and are then treating other students rudely, who will in turn treat others like that. The primary influences in their lives five days a week are children talking to other children. When we have to run to the store for milk I see my parents talking to the cashier, or when we are at a camp or event I see them talking to other parents, and I see them making conversation and that is where I pick up how to talk and interact with other people. One of the benefits of homeschooling is something kids in school simply don’t get, which is modeling and practice; we model ourselves after our parents, and then we have the opportunity to put into practice what we are learning in our everyday lives.

Thank you, and God bless,
Chantelle

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