Welcome to The Homeschool Group at Westgate, Auckland. We love meeting new families, and we're very pleased that you have joined us.
Here's what to do on your first day:
Find us at 545 Don Buck Road, Massey, Auckland (Cnr Westgate Drive & Don Buck Road). Vehicle access is off Westgate Drive.
Park in the car parking available and walk up to the main entrance.
When you arrive at the glass doors, call Rae on 0272 209949 - we will meet you.
Meeting you is important as classes are spread out over different areas and can be difficult to locate. But most importantly we really like to put names to faces and to actually meet our new families, so please make sure you find us so that we get to see each other.
If you can arrive say 10 minutes before the classes start, this gives you time to settle in.
We'll show you where the toilets are, the library, where our classes are held, and some no-go areas.
Please explain to your children that we meet in a public space which is shared with elderly and disabled people. Please ask your children to walk (not run) inside so that everyone can be safe.
It really helps our tutors to know if your children have any special needs or requirements. Having this information means that tutors are better equipped to understand and help children to learn. Please let us or the tutors know.
Please refer to our policies for child safety here, unsupervised children here. Refund policy, terms and conditions here.
If you have children under 6 and would like to use the Playgroup, it's free and parent supervised. Click here for details of our term 1 programme.
We keep the group informed by a weekly email newsletter - reading this keeps you up to date with what's going on. If you don't receive this, please let us know.
The Homeschool Group is administered by Rae (as a volunteer). Help on the day is very much appreciated, so please let me know if you are in a position to be able to lend a hand here and there, especially at the end of the day.
Putting tables and chairs back in the foyer area at 2:30pm
Wiping the tables
Sweeping the floor
The tutors also very much appreciate any help, as there's often only a few minutes between classes. If you have some spare time on a Thursday, please let us know. All help is welcome.
The Homeschool Group is run on a "break even" basis. Class fees go towards tutor’s fees, the hire of the Massey Leisure Centre, administration costs (website hosting, advertising), art supplies and other resources. The $5 admin fee on your invoice helps with these costs. Admin volunteers are not paid for their work. Information on how the group works is here.
We ask that families remember that the Massey Leisure Centre is a public space and used by other groups, including elderly and disabled people. Please make sure your children are aware of this, and aware of the need to walk (not run) inside, respecting the centre, equipment etc. As users of the centre, we abide by the Massey Leisure Centre management guidelines for health and safety, and we respect that others are also using these facilities. Please also ask your children to move quietly through the foyer area when using the toilet, as several classes operate there, in a challenging teaching space.
Most importantly, we want you and your family to enjoy being part of this group. We're inclusive and friendly, and we really hope that you feel very welcome. I'm just a phone call away if you have anything you want to discuss, or come and see me on the day.