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Julie Bogart is coming to Palmerston North!

That’s right.  Manawatu Home Educators is team together with The Firelight Foundation to bring Julie Bogart to Palmerston North on Friday 13 September and Saturday 14th September 2019.

Julie Bogart is creator and owner of Brave Writer, the online writing and language arts programme.

She loves writing.
She loves kids.
She loves parents.

Discover how Brave Writer helps kids of any age jump into writing at the right level for them. 

The Palmerston North conference schedule is packed full to the brim and offers a range of topics to help you in your home education journey.

This is a conference not to be missed!

Friday 13th September and Saturday 14th September 2019
Friday 6:30pm-9:15pm and Saturday 8:30am-6:15pm

VENUE:  PN Bridge Club – 2 Cook Street, PN

Presentations will include:

  • Home, not School: Becoming a Brave Learner
  • The Secret to Breakthroughs in Writing (all ages)
  • The Four Capacities of Learning: Curiosity, Collaboration, Contemplation and Celebration
  • Big Juicy Conversations with Teens
  • Homeschool Routines
  • Partnership Writing: Becoming Your Child’s Effective Coach and Ally in the Writing Process
  • The Magic of a Language Rich Lifestyle
  • The Most Important Person in Your Homeschool is You!
  • *Some sessions may be subject to change.

Accommodation – Billeting

Manawatu Home Educators hopes to be able to offer billeting for out-of-town attendees. If you would like to make use of this, please email

For more information, and to register, visit: