What we offer :-
Home Education Network Ireland is a non profit organisation run by voluntary home educating parents. HEN Ireland was established 23 years ago to offer advice and support to home educating families in Ireland and those considering home education as an option for their family.
We have a national phoneline and email address for those considering Home Education with a quick response time....
We also have voluntary regional contacts putting you in touch with local families and detailing our regular meet-ups.
These meetups are incredibly important as it is an opportunity for parents to get together and chat over coffee about all the mutually relevant topics associated with raising a family.
It also gives children the chance to meet other home educating children and to chat and play together.
HEN Ireland provides Insurance for these meetups.
HEN Ireland publishes an excellent quarterly newsletter for parents and children which it posts out to its members.
HEN Ireland meets on a regular basis with Education Welfare Services within Tusla to discuss relevant issues and new developments.
Tusla is the agency responsible for the registration of Home Educated children in Ireland.
HEN Ireland organises an annual home educating conference/gathering. This is a residential event over the course of a weekend each summer. It can also be attended on a day by day basis. Members of HEN Ireland receive a discount to the gathering as well as being offered
first refusal where places are limited.
HEN Ireland has a private members Facebook group to discuss relevant issues to families. Please follow this link to join HEN Ireland
For membership of HEN Ireland please see our website http://www.henireland.org/join-hen.html or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you and your loved ones find fulfilment on your home educating journey.
I'm ready to take bookings for the HEN gathering!! The form is attached on our group page, as well on other home ed groups, along with two sample completed forms plus the menu for catering which will be provided by JM Food Services. Please look at them before you complete your form and read all the details - it will make it much easier. Private rooms and private dorms sell out fast so if you are interested, get your forms in soon!
Send your forms to email@example.com
Our upcoming seminar is just a week away. Please note it is STRICTLY an adult and teen only event. It's a very important topic and we need to be able to give our full attention to it so children aren't permitted. The link to booking tickets is below. Look forward to seeing lots of you there.
It's just under two weeks now until our seminar on Navigating the Education System as a Home Educator so be sure to get your tickets from the link below.
Drumroll again! Winner number two - the winner from the draw of our HEN members is Patricia Rowland! Congratulations. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your family ticket to the Gathering in June.
Drumroll!! First competition winner, from all who have shared our post about our new website, the winner of our competition to win a free family ticket to this year's Gathering is LAURA BURNS! Congratulations, Laura. Email me at email@example.com to claim your prize.
Details of our upcoming seminar. Please feel free to share.
We are delighted here at the Home Education Network to announce the launch of our new revised website at www.henireland.org.
Head over and take a look!
Please be sure to 'like and share' to be in with a chance to win a family ticket to the three day HEN Gathering June 14-17 2018 at Drewstown House, Co. Meath.
More details will be coming up on our website and in our newly updated Welcome Pack which will be sent out to all new and existing HEN members.
The winner will be announ...ced in the New Year.
All our best!
Here is a very enjoyable read written by Caroline Allen - Writer & Author on the homeschooling and farming life of Orla Kirwan and her family. Orla describes homeschooling life for her family beautifully. It was published in Agriland.
McCauley Cora and Niamh O'Connell had an enjoyable discussion on the topic of home schooling with Dil Wickremasinghe on Global Village, Newstalk.
You can listen back here.
SOME CHOOSING HOME ED DUE TO STRESS
Listen back to an interview this morning on Newstalk Drive, where Pauline O'Reilly talks about some of the reasons that young people are choosing to Home Educate, particularly stress.
Interview about 10 minutes in on Part 1...
Great article from Cora McCauley:
The numbers of children being home-schooled have almost doubled in recent years to over 1300. So what is home-schooling all about and why are so many people opt...ing for it?
With us are Pauline O'Reilly of the Homeschool Education Network Ireland and Cora McCauley, who is schooling three of her four children at home.
Great interview by Maura Duignan Boni with @highlandradio at 46 minutes in to the show