Three approved school exemption applications, downloadable for free

I’m often asked about the regulations around homeschooling and unschooling, and what steps we’ve had to work through to make sure what we’re doing is above board. From what I’ve seen, registering yourself as a home educating family is drastically different from country to country (and even state to state within countries).

New Zealand required a fairly robust application, so I thought it might be useful to share ours publicly. We submitted a new one for each of our children at the start of 2021, covering their ages and stages at that time: 6, 11, and 13. Our applications were approved quickly, with no revisions needed.

Wherever you live, whatever the specific requirements, I reckon having something like this to refer to would be pretty handy.

I’ve set these three documents up as PDF downloads. If you sign up to my newsletter below I’ll ping you an email with links to each one. If you have any questions at all, drop me a line any time!

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