Home School Consultant (New Zealand)
Home School Consultant
Home School Consultant
An Experienced Team
Accelerate Christian Home Schooling is the homeschool support ministry of Southern Cross Educational Enterprises. We provide general and academic support for homeschooling families using A.C.E. resources throughout Australia and Oceania.
The team has years of experience with homeschooling and the A.C.E. resources: as educators, parents and students. We know what it's like to begin the exciting homeschool journey, and the challenges that have faced families through decades of legislation, societal acceptance or scepticism, and well-meaning family and friends. Talk to us about your family!
Karl brings his vast experience both as an A.C.E graduate and from working at Southern Cross Educational Enterprises and Accelerate Educational Ministries for the last 17 years in a variety of roles. He is also married Melody, an A.C.E graduate, and the daughter of Greg and April Simon (who previously ran Accelerate Christian Home Schooling). Karl and Melody have chosen to home school their own children utilising the A.C.E. resource.
Karl’s focus during his time at Southern Cross Educational Enterprises has been in Student Convention and School Support, which involved travel (to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, New Zealand, and various parts of Australia) and supporting schools in the implementation of the A.C.E. resource. He is passionate about helping people (especially teenagers) find their identity, by introducing them to the great I AM, who can show them their life’s purpose. He believes that the A.C.E. Resource is an excellent tool that can be used to reach the youth.
In his downtime, he enjoys playing music (having been involved in brass and concert bands, orchestras, and choirs, as well as more contemporary bands, an opera, church music, and even a major street stage at the Commonwealth Games when they were on the Gold Coast) and automobiles (particularly cars and motorbikes) which he uses as an outreach to evangelise to the local community.
Sheree has 20 years experience in the early childhood profession, with roles including Administration Assistant, Educator, Assistant Director and Educational (Pedogogical) Leader. She believes in allowing the children to learn and grow at their own pace within a supportive environment with guidelines. She knows that good quality education can have a positive impact on a child's life. She believes that all children have a desire to learn, and our role as educators, (parents being their first and most important educators), is to pique their curiosity and provide them with experiences and opportunities to develop to their full potential. She has a passion for educating the next generation and is grateful to be able to do so with a resource that aligns with her ideals as a Christian.
She believes that knowledge alone, does not guarantee success, other intangible attributes, such as resilience, persistence, positive attitude and patience are also important. The A.C.E resource provides for this. She looks forward to using her educational research and knowledge to support families provide a biblical worldview educational resource to their children.
|Maria is experienced in administration and sales, with a background in providing solutions for the manufacturing industry. She is keen to be a part of educating children with Christian based resources. Part of her children’s education included using A.C.E. PACE’s in a school setting. She is keen to bring her love of God and administration skills to our team.|
Michelle has been associated with Christian Education and the ACE programme now for twenty years. She began as a home educator, home schooling her daughter. Her desire to support others to see the ACE programme benefit each learner to its fullest potential, initiated the decision to begin CHELCA NZ, a home education support service provider offering support and training for families using the ACE resources throughout New Zealand. To continue this calling, this year Michelle has joined the Accelerate Christian Home Schooling New Zealand (ACHS NZ) team to support the ever-increasing number of New Zealand families as they begin this journey towards a Biblical World View education.
She trained as a Supervisor and then in 2009 trained as a SCEE (Southern Cross Educational Enterprises) Level 1 trainer for the South Pacific area. Training parents and children to operate the programme effectively at home. This enabled her also to serve in the Solomon Islands and Tonga on occasion, training staff in ACE schools and helping Learning Centres begin in villages in these areas.
Michelle shares “As a new Home Educating Mum, I remember how I questioned within myself, if I was doing the right thing by my daughter. I was not a trained teacher, How will she survive away from the school system? Would I be letting her down in some way? “How I could do this? and the often typical thought process, Where do I begin?”
Michelle has seen many families continue their children’s educational journeys connecting and gaining great learning outcomes as they take advantage of the ACE learning procedures. “Working with ACHS NZ the NZ home education support provider takes the guess work out of the equation.” She continues “The School exemption submission to the Ministry of Education can cause a lot of stress at the onset of a family’s decision. My prayer, with the Lord’s help is together we can help you get to the goals/decisions you want for your children’s education. Our team can help put this into perspective and with correct guidance give you key information needed to submit your application.”
Now a Nana, with her grandchildren starting their Home Education journey using the ACE resources, Michelle looks forward to seeing more families take up the opportunity to understand and receive the benefits of the ACHS NZ family support available in New Zealand.
For over 8 years, Vanessa has been faithfully homeschooling her 3 children using the A.C.E. resources. She and her husband Matt believe that when God calls you to it, He will see you through it.
Vanessa grew up with the teaching of her father constantly reminding her and her siblings that education is the only treasure they can pass on to them, and a treasure that no one can take away from you. Education is very important, and she believes that homeschooling works.
As Christians they strive to instill Godly character in their children, hoping they can help to nurture their children’s spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional growth. They desire to see their children raised according to the standard of God’s word. They love that Christian values are included in every aspect of the A.C.E. curriculum.
Her desire is to help to support and encourage other home educators like herself. She was trained as a supervisor in the A.C.E. program by Michelle Pearce and worked together in CHELCA NZ (a home education support service provider) for years to support families in their homeschooled journey. With her accounting, computer design and organization experience she wants to continue her passion through Accelerate to assist parents in leading their children’s education and trusts that the gift of a Biblical foundation is a great blessing than anything this world can give.
Grace has been married to Ian since 1991 and they live in Napier, NZ. They have four adult children, two lovely daughters-in-law, and two sweet granddaughters.
Originally trained as a primary school teacher, Grace taught in Christian schools before homeschooling her own children. Homeschooling was a wonderful 20 years of her life!
During those homeschooling years she found the support of others invaluable and that is what has drawn her to join the Accelerate team. She is keen to provide support to families in their homeschooling journey. It's a privilege to come alongside parents as they take on this task with its many challenges and joys.
Iyepi is our team member in Indonesia.
Iyepi is a certified teacher in Indonesia and she’s been involved in Sunday School as a teacher and coordinator for over 15 years. During those years, she studied in YWAM Perth where she flew to Mexico as a missionary for 2 months and continued studies in Christian ministry at Bible College of Western Australia.
Iyepi and her husband Omar help the underprivileged people using their skillset to support their ministry and young families in Indonesia.
They have a passion for education and they have been witnessing missionaries’ families applying homeschooling and now they are part of their worldwide network. Currently, they homeschool the oldest son Ebenezer while preparing Samuel for following his brother’s footsteps. They are expecting a new baby in September 2021.
Bula Vinaka, my name Erinee Daurewa, just celebrated my first year of marriage and I reside in Lautoka, Fiji. My work background is in Early Childhood Education.
My journey with A.C.E began with Ace and Christi till year 13 NZ with Christian Outreach College. I participated in student convention regionally and in the South Pacific. I was able to do student monitoring, the year before I graduated high school, in China and Hong Kong which I benefited from especially before attending university.
Having a background in A.C.E has contributed to my academic, social, and spiritual growth and I would encourage any family interested that it is worth the investment. Having worked with the community mobile service of the ECE school I was in, I saw first-hand how important a good foundation is to a child’s academic journey.
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