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NSKA Drama Group

Kids from the NSKA Drama group perform
6 weeks 4 days ago
Children from the 'No school kids allowed' drama group with Kids In Control marked the start of Summer with a workshop for friends and family. The sessions will begin again in September for home...

HEdNI Singers to Join Peace Proms

Peace Proms 2017 - massed choir
9 weeks 1 day ago
We're delighted to be a part of the Peace Proms. We will be learning the songs at home and as part of our regular 'big sing' events with the lovely Kirsty who has arranged our participation. Our...

Visit to Ulster Flying Club - by Myles Taylor

Visit to Ulster Flying Club- children with plane
14 weeks 4 days ago
On 11th May 2017 we visited the Ulster Flying Club in Newtownards.  First Rodney showed us the Fire and Rescue pickup truck. The size of an airport dictates the size of the rescue squad. We...

The Election is on the way

Home education visit to Stormont
27 weeks 6 days ago
As we've all seen on the news the election is on the way and our politicians are gearing up to talk to us about what we care about.   We are working now with the Education Authority to produce...

So much happening!

Meet up at An Creagan in the woods
30 weeks 19 hours ago
We have seen a real explosion recently in exciting groups, classes and opportunities for home educated children all over Northern Ireland.  From weekly themed meet ups, two swimming classes...

Response to Draft Guidelines on SEN Regulations

1 year 14 weeks ago
HEdNI has submitted a response to the draft guidelines on SEN regulations. Our main concern is that children with a Statement should retain the advocacy and support of their parents, while gaining...

Much improved guidance from DHSSPSNI

1 year 19 weeks ago
We welcome the changes made to the guidance on Co-operating to Safeguard Young People, and the way in which our concerns have clearly been heard and addressed. The new guidance can be found here:...

Children from HEdNI families performing at the Lyric Theatre- book now!

NSKA in rehearsals
1 year 27 weeks ago
Here is the link to book tickets for NSKA at the Lyric Theatre! https://lyrictheatre.co.uk/event/kids-in-control/ This exciting project has been developed by children from HEdNI families with the...

Congratulations Benji!

Benji with his certificates
1 year 32 weeks ago
Many congratulations to Benji for doing so well at the Ulster School's Chess Championships.  Benji is home educated and has discovered a real passion for chess, we are very proud of him.

Another Year of Consultatation Draws to A Close

NSKA HEdNI Drama Group Christmas Performance
1 year 35 weeks ago
When the draft policy first emerged last April as (apparently) a single local consultation under the NEELB we had little sense of how long and hard we would have to work to prevent the damage it...