Welcome to the HEdNI website.

This is your window to the wealth of information, fun, and support available from the network of home educating families in Northern Ireland.

HEdNI is an inclusive group, welcoming those of all backgrounds, religious beliefs, races and cultures. We do not promote any one method of home-educating; rather we support the right of all families to choose for themselves what suits them best.

Please help us to protect home education in Northern Ireland by writing to your MLA, and asking them to insist that Education and Library Boards act within the law.
A government body attempting to establish a policy document that deliberately over-reaches its legal powers should be of concern to everybody, not just home educating parents.
More information here and in detail
 here.

Latest News

All-Ireland Winter Reading Challenge Starting Now!

Snowflake
Why not join the Home Education Winter Reading Challenge? Just for fun, and a way to explore new books and authors with home educators all over Ireland.  Every time you read a book (or for younger readers, have a book read to you) write down the name on your list. At the end of the reading period, count up the total number of books and/or pages you've read.   If your child would like to write a story, poem or book review, try and keep the word count to a max of about 500/750...

St John Ambulance teens earn awards!

St John's Ambulance Teens
These home educated siblings Christopher aged 17 and Hallie aged 15 have earned certificates on First Aid level 2 and Caring for others, to go towards The Grand Prior Award. The awards gained are for 1st place Challenge cup, Cadet effiency award, 1st place fundraising, 2nd place Challenge cup. Christopher will be now starting his Almafi Award and Hallie is continuing with her Grand Prior Award. For more information on St John Ambulance check out the website here: https://www.sja.org.uk/sja/...

Events

Rural Life Poster
Casual (Mid Antrim Museum, Bridge St, Ballymena) 15/11/2014 (All day) - 07/02/2015 (All day)
This looks like an interesting exhibition and various home educating families are planning to take...
Casual, North Down Co-op (various locations, Belfast) 20/11/2014 (All day) - 30/11/2014 (All day)
http://communitygreenway.co.uk/cslewisfestival "C.S Lewis was born in Belfast in 1898, and spent...
Casual (Arts Centre, Newry) 23/11/2014 - 19:30
Free classical concert concert at the Arts Centre, Newry on Sunday the 23rd of November at 7.30 pm...
Fire Engine
HEdNI (Cadogan Fire Station, Lisburn road, Belfast) 24/11/2014 - 14:00 - 16:00
A visit to the fire station on the Lisburn rd Belfast? The education officer has been very nice and...
North Down Co-op (Marquis Hall, Bangor) 25/11/2014 - 10:30 - 14:30
Mycology, the study of mushrooms and fungus. We can have a go at identifying mushrooms, making...