Nanaimo Community Home Learners

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Welcome to the Nanaimo Homeschooling Community!

Due to COVID-19 there will be NO Monthly Meetings.
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Nanaimo Community Home Learners (NCHL) is a collection of families in and around Nanaimo who support one another on their homeschooling journeys. NCHL’s current membership list includes over 60 diverse families from Nanaimo, Gabriola Island, Ladysmith, Duncan, Lantzville, Parksville, and Qualicum Beach.

Whether taking on traditional homeschooling or going the radical “unschooling” route—or embracing one of the many other options available to BC families!—NCHL can help your family make the most of your home learning experience. 

NCHL members are offered the following types of support:

  • Monthly meetings at Oliver Woods Community Centre (first Friday of every month, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm). Kids play in the gym and playground while parents share ideas and snacks in the meeting room.
  • Lending library and exchange table (where families can donate and/or pick up books, clothes and toys)
  • Google group and newsletter, featuring information about resources and upcoming events, activities, classes, programs and field trips
  • Parents night out (every third Monday of the month) at varying locations

Interested in learning more? See for yourself what Nanaimo homeschooling is all about. Visit us on Facebook @nanaimohomelearners. Or drop by in person to one of our monthly meetings on the 1st Friday of each month at Oliver Woods Community Centre ($5.00 drop-in fee for non-members). See below for specific meeting dates during the 2018-2019 school year:
   September 14 (first meeting of the year is on the second Friday of the month)  
October 5  |  November 2  |  December 7  |  January 4  |  February 1  |  March 1  |  April 5  |  May 3  |  June 7