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

Home Educated Gymnast Wins Tony Byrne Cup 2015

Home Educated gymnast, Chiara Rivers of Abbey Gymnastics in Belfast, won the Tony Byrne Cup for the highest execution score on bars over all levels on 8th March 2015. Her achievement was even more significant as she had broken her wrist after a fall from the uneven bars during a competition in November. Her dedication to gymnstics showed as she returned to training after one week even though her wrist was out of action. At the end of January she started training on her wrist again and managed...

Film by Home Educated Teens Nominated for Into Film Award

Stalker
We are proud to announce that Christopher Adams and Hallie Adams (both home educated at the time) made a film last year with Cinemagic, which has been nominated for an award! Their film 'Stalker' is in the over 13s Film category, only three films were nominated from 100s of entries! "The Into Film Awards will take over London's Leicester Square on Tuesday 24 March, celebrating the best young filmmakers and film clubs across the UK. We're delighted to announce the nominees. 

Events

Bronze Age Tool
HEdNI (An Creagan) 18/03/2015 (All day) - 31/03/2015 (All day)
HEdNI will be organising a date to participate in this exciting living history scheme.  Please...
North Down Co-op (Marquis Hall, Bangor) 14/04/2015 - 10:30 - 14:30
There is still much that we do not know about the deep sea, but we will learn about what we do know...
Circus
HEdNI (In Your Space, Derry) 14/04/2015 - 12:15 - 16:15
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED 6 week course for families who home educate with In Your Space...
Northern Ireland Assembly
(University of Ulster, Coleraine) 15/04/2015 (All day)
According to the Committee Forward Work Plan they will be briefed by the Board on responses to...
NCHE (Portrush) 16/04/2015 - 11:00 - 14:00
Masks and music and poems and acting, dressing up and face paint and poetry around the theme of the...