What we do

Home Schooling NZ's goal is to encourage and assist New Zealand families in the education of their own children by offering them the best advice and support we can.

HSNZ is staffed by professionally-trained and qualified teachers with a wide breadth of teaching experience. Since 1984, we have provided quality, professional educational assistance and support to thousands of parents and students throughout NZ and on the mission field around the world. HSNZ is able to offer students nationally-recognised qualifications tailored to meet each student's individual needs, whether that is to access the workplace, or a tertiary training environment (polytechnic or university).

​The CENZ Level 3 Certificate is recognised by Universities New Zealand -Te Pōkai Tara as an entrance standard of equal standing ​to NCEA Level 3. This flexible certificate framework gives families the opportunity to craft a recognised university entrance qualification utilising a wide variety of curriculum options, including providers such as ABeka, Apologia, Saxon, Math-U-See, A.C.E., Alpha Omega, NCEA, and Cambridge (amongst others).

The most important thing is your child... who are they, how are they "wired", what do they require to get to where they need to go, and how can we help in that ​process?

As a charitable trust, our primary goal is to serve. Please feel free to ring, discuss things, and ask questions with no sense of obligation.

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Our Advisory Team

Todd Riety - Copy

Todd & Riety Roughton


Todd Roughton was educated in Whangarei and attended North Shore Teachers' College. He taught in Auckland, Bay of Islands and Whangarei before heading overseas for a period of twelve years. Nine of these were in Belgium, where he taught English as a second language, and worked closely with Youth With a Mission.

Peter T


Associate Principal

Associate Principal Peter Thomas had fifteen years’ experience in the banking industry before attending Christian Teachers College of Aotearoa (subsequently known as Masters Institute). He first taught at Westminster Christian School in Glenfield, Auckland, before taking up the role of Principal at Living Way Learning Centre in Wellsford in 1999.

CENZ Foundation Trust Board Members


Derek Blight

BA, Dip Tchg


Jason Winslade



Ray Green

 TTC, Principal Emeritus


Stephen Jenkinson


Home Schooling NZ is administered by the Christian Education New Zealand Foundation Trust, a charitable body made up of highly qualified and committed people who have a vision for training our children in the “nurture and admonition of the Lord”.

HSNZ is overseen by the Christian Education New Zealand Foundation Trust (CENZ), a charitable foundation that provides strategic direction, guidance, support and oversight.

Home Schooling NZ is a Christian ministry that is based upon the teaching of the Bible. Home Schooling NZ does not represent any particular denomination or church stream. Parents from all faiths may enrol with Home Schooling NZ, but in so doing, they need to accept that all HSNZ activities will be run in accordance with the HSNZ statement of doctrinal position.