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Winnipeg South Homeschool Collective

Posted on | June 26, 2015 | No Comments

The Winnipeg South Homeschool Collective is excited to announce our move to TUESDAYS for 2015-2016. New for September, we will be hosting an hour of cooperative learning for WSHC Members, a project-based program for experienced French speakers and a hip hop class. Additionally, opportunities for teens and an art program are being explored. If you have another option you’d like to host, we have lots of space!

Please contact Karen Friesen for further details about specific programs and their deposits; include your children’s ages and in which programs you would like to participate–karencfriesen [at] hotmail [dot] com.

***All fees confirmed based on registrations received before September 1, 2015. Maximums below include a family membership fee; members are welcome to enjoy the facility for the day.***

To date, our plan looks as follows:

Tuesdays, September 15, 2015 – April 26, 2016, 28 sessions, 10-3:30 with sessions and free play throughout the day

* Co-operative Learning (cost varies per supplies), open to all WSHC Members, 10-11am
* Music for Young Children, Sunshine for ages 3 and 4, time TBD; $165/10 sessions
* Winnipeg South Choirs, ages 5 and up, 11-1:45; 2014 maximums: $236/one child, $325/two children, $340/family
* Conversational French for Beginning Speakers, ages 5 and up, 11-1:4; maximum $10/class
* French for Experienced Speakers (francophone or immersion experience), ages 5 and up, 11-1:45; maximum $10/class
* Dance (ballet, jazz and hip hop), ages 4 and up, 1-3:30, boys for a reduced rate; maximum $10/class

We welcome new members!

Co-Ed Homeschool Recreational Gymnastics Class – NOW FULL

Posted on | June 19, 2015 | No Comments


FYI: Co-Ed Homeschool Recreational Gymnastics Class at Winnipeg Gymnastics Center.

Ages 6-12. $552/child for the year. This works out to $13/class.

Classes are Fridays from 1:00-2:00pm.


Registration is happening now for the 2015/2016 season – Sept 18th – June 17th.
There is a ratio of 1 coach to 8 kids and they are excellent at working with each child at their individual skill levels. There are currently 3 spots available with a potential of 3-8 more opening up if there is quite a bit of interest.

Post dated monthly cheques are permitted but all 10 cheques need to be handed in by Sept 1st for this option to be accepted. In order to hold your spot(s) the first cheque needs to be handed in now along with registration forms which can be found online at their website:


Picnic Success!

Posted on | June 19, 2015 | No Comments

A big thank-you to everyone who came out the Summer Homeschool Picnic. It was wonderful to meet with everyone.

We’ll see you all in September for the Not-Back-to-School Picnic!


Posted on | June 18, 2015 | No Comments

Listen to MASH Advisory Team member, Kirby Gehman, being interviewed on the Charles Adler show.

Brandon Rock and Mineral Show & Sale

Posted on | May 29, 2015 | No Comments

Girl holding crystal rock!

Plan to visit the Brandon Rock and Mineral Show & Sale!!


June 5th – 7th, 2015

Victoria Inn & Conference Center
3550 Victoria Ave, Brandon MB

Friday June 5th – 10:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday June 6th – 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday June 7th – 11:00am – 4:00pm

MASH Advisory Team Meeting

Posted on | May 25, 2015 | No Comments

There is a MASH Advisory Team meeting tomorrow night. Our meetings are open to the MASH membership. If you are interested in attending, please contact usMeeting. We will be brainstorming about the future of the organization.

What About Socialization?

Posted on | May 24, 2015 | No Comments

This is the questions that homeschoolers must face almost continually. In fact, those of us who’ve been homeschooling for many years don’t even tackle it anymore. We just say we’re not worried and move on. This article is a fantastic summary of exactly why we don’t worry about it.

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Why I Don’t Worry About my Homeschoolers’ Socialization by Annie Reneau over at

Please Take Our Survey!

Posted on | May 22, 2015 | No Comments


Hello fellow homeschoolers!

The Manitoba Association for Schooling at Home (MASH) is the oldest homeschool association in the province. Its beginnings reach back to the late 1970’s. It is currently the only association in the province that represents all home schooling families regardless of faith or philosophy. MASH maintains an excellent relationship with the Government of Manitoba and over the years has been instrumental in helping create the homeschool-friendly climate we currently find ourselves living in.

Over the years MASH has needed to grow and change to meet the demands of newer generations of homeschoolers and we once again find ourselves at such a crossroads. The current team dissolved the organization and redesigned the bylaws in 2013 and spent 2014 initiating a new webpage and creating an active online Facebook community.

MASH desires to expand that work and create an even stronger home-schooling community but we need to know about you as homeschooling parents and families. We would like to better understand the Manitoba homeschooling community and what it desires in a homeschooling organization.

So the advisory team has commissioned a comprehensive Homeschool survey. Please consider taking the time to fill out the complete survey (it consists of three pages) and let us know who you are, what you think, and how we can best serve you.

The survey is located here:

Thank-you so much for your time.

The MASH Advisory Team

Homeschool Pottery Classes

Posted on | May 22, 2015 | No Comments

Information received from Rita Nayar:

Hello Parents,
I have attached the summer schedule for my pottery classes. This is the second year I will be teaching pottery classes to home school children. I will be offering one free class. I do require 5 student minimum to run the classes. I am located in the Fort Richmond area in Wpg.

Free Introductory Children’s Pottery Class with the purchase of Pottery lessons. You will receive five classes for the price of four.

Class fee $100.00 (Regular fee $125.00)

5 fun filled days of learning hand building techniques and glazing.

Location: Fort Richmond

* Date: June 4 – July 2nd Thursday Evenings
Ages 6-12 Time 6:00-7:30 PM

* Date: June 5 – July 3rd Friday
Ages 6-12 Time: 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Ages 13-16 Time: 11:30 -1:00PM

* Date: July 6 – 10, 2015 (Monday-Friday)
Ages 6 -12 Time: 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Ages 13-16 Time: 11:30 – 1:-00 PM

Contact: Rita Nayar @204-269-1318 or at
*Registration deadline May 29, 2015

Habitat for Humanity Educational Resources

Posted on | September 30, 2014 | No Comments

MASH is sometimes asked to pass on information that might be of interest to homeschooling families. While we as an organization do not endorse these items, many of our members participate in and benefit from this information.

Habitat Logo

Here at Habitat for Humanity Winnipeg we have a great opportunity for educators to partner with us in raising awareness of the need for affordable housing in our city. Please look at the following resources available at our website as well as the attached brochure.

  1. One of the opportunities for Grades 4, 5 and 6 to begin the discussion of affordable housing in the community is the Meaning of Home Writing Contest, which runs from October 1 – November 10, 2014. For every entry, $5 is donated to Habitat so not only will the exercise be fun and relevant, but the students will be making an impact with a donation to Habitat. For more information, please check the website: and see the attached brochure.
  2. If you would like us to come and speak to your students about Habitat for Humanity’s role in providing affordable housing in our communities, please contact Kim Wilson at 204-235-2400 or kwilson at habitat dot mb dot ca. Together we can open doors to a brighter future.
  3. Habitat for Humanity also offers a variety of educational resources for your classroom. These resources support Manitoba Social Studies curriculum for sustainable development, have been developed and tested by teachers and are offered in English and French. To access all Habitat for Humanity classroom resources (Grades 3-8), please visit

It is always exciting to engage students in active learning by allowing them to explore issues relevant to their community. At Habitat for Humanity Manitoba we have created these Middle Years resource programs in order to promote the integration of social responsibility into the school curriculum.


Mary Friesen
Volunteer for School Programs
Habitat for Humanity Winnipeg
60 Archibald Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
R2J 0V8
mfriesen at habitat dot mb dot ca

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