There are some important steps to follow if you want to get a homeschooling exemption in New Zealand. First, you need to fill out a homeschooling exemption application. This is a relatively straightforward process. The government will look for certain things in your application. Make sure to ask an experienced homeschooler to read it over for you. They will have seen many applications and will be able to give you feedback about what to include and what not to include.

You must also submit a statement detailing how your children are progressing. The Ministry of Education must see that the education your child is receiving is the same as that they would receive at a registered school. They will only issue an exemption once they are satisfied that you are responsible for their education and that they will receive a consistent education as they would at a registered school. It is therefore important to demonstrate that you are teaching your child regularly.

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If you meet these criteria, then you can get your application approved and begin homeschooling. Once approved, you can issue a Certificate of Exemption for each child. If your application is declined, the Ministry will provide reasons for doing so and may refer you to an Education Review Office. The ERO will review your application and make a recommendation to the Ministry Secretary. Once they make their decision, you can either apply again or request a reconsideration.