(updated Nov 26, with approval to receive Food bank donations)
Celebrate Home Education
A RALLY for everyone who values parental choice, religious education and personal freedom.
In this time of heightened attention on home education, the opportunity to share the positive aspects of home education is necessary. A lack of understanding of home education has led to actions in Alberta which have placed some very valuable components of home education in jeopardy and greatly disrupted the home education community.
In order to highlight some of the important elements of home education, AHEA is coodinating a "Celebrate Home Education" Rally at the Alberta Legislature. Some of these elements include: the educational best interest of the child, the parents right and responsibility to make informed educational decisions respecting the education of their children, relevant learning opportunities and supports for children, respect of minority denominational education and the freedom to choose the best education for your child, (many of which are outlined in the preamble of Alberta's Education Act). The details for the rally are as follows:
Date: Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
Location: Alberta Legislature, Edmonton
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
What home education has meant to me
How home education has helped me to succeed
The uniqueness of home education that served me well
Post Secondary successes
The benefits of home education
Development of strong citizens
We apologize in advance if there is not enough time to incorporate all who would like to speak.
Activities prior to the presentations (beginning at 10:30AM)
There will be a time before the the speeches begin to participate in ballroom dancing.
Home Education Graduates:
Home education graduates are invited to attend and display their post home education career choice/post secondary school involvement.
There will be a contest for positive home education messages on posters. AHEA would also like to collect the posters for display at the April 2017 Convention in Red Deer.
Only positive home education messages are permitted at this celebration rally. You may want to consider some important components of education from the preamble in Alberta's Education Act.
Prizes courtesy of Merchant Ship.
Legislature tours and question period attendance:
Invite your MLA:
Please feel free to invite your MLA or request to meet with them at the legislature on November 29. The following is a link to an invitation letter that you may use.
Food bank donations:(This section was updated Nov 26)
We have received approval to collect items for the food bank at the Celebration Rally. Please drop your food bank donation off at the east gated entrace to the legislature - directly east of the main steps of the Legislature.