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Can I home school my children while we are in New Zealand temporarily?

The New Zealand Ministry of Education determines whether parents are allowed to home school their dependent children, so we recommend that you contact them first to discuss your options.

An application for exemption may be required in order to undertake this form of study. Information about this process can be found on Ministry of Education's website.

Home education (home schooling)

The right to home school a child may also be determined by the child’s visa status in New Zealand. For a child to be assessed for home schooling, they may need to hold a student visa first.

Details on how to make an application for a student visa can be found on our website.

Study in New Zealand