Manitoba Association for Schooling at Home

Winnipeg Manitoba Homeschooling Support

Driver’s Education for Homeschool Students

Posted on | November 21, 2015 | No Comments

MPI is pleased to announce enhancements to their registration system that will greatly improve access to Driver Ed for homeschool students. Previously most homeschool students would have to wait at least a month to register after students in the host school had priority. However, as of November 16, 2015, homeschool students will now have equal access to courses within their school division in the primary/priority phase.

Note: This does not apply to most Independent schools or schools that have closed reciprocity due to offering half-credit/credit programs.

This is how it will work:

  1. Students will go to our Course Finder as early as November 12th (for the term Jan-June 2016) to view available courses or in French,
  2. They will select the school division they live in and for the school they are enrolled in they will choose “Home School”
  3. They will then put in their date of birth, click “search” and all available courses will show below. This will include when they can register (which will now show November 16th for schools in their division).

This should provide many more options for homeschool students within their school division. We would like to thank all the host schools and the Independent Education Unit at Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning for helping us make this a reality.


Jodi Winter B.Ed., HRM, CCR
Curriculum Development and Training Support Specialist
Driver Education and Training | Manitoba Public Insurance

Mennonite Heritage Educational Tours

Posted on | November 21, 2015 | No Comments

Mennonite Heritage Village

Dear Homeschool Teachers:

Mennonite Heritage Village offers interactive and memorable field trip experiences for children Grades K-6 and guided or self-guided tours for Grades 7 and up. Our school programming takes you right into our heritage homes and buildings to introduce you to the interesting lives of the Mennonite people from the 19th century to present day. Whether studying Mennonite immigration history of a local community, or as the history of the diverse communities of Canada, a field trip to this museum vividly brings to life these abstract concepts.

You and your students will step back to a different way of life and enjoy a unique day away from the classroom. These adventures in education have been popular with students, teachers and parents for many years due to their interactive nature and the capacity to enrich their learning opportunities.

Following is a sampling of our programs:

  • Interpretive (available May, June and September)
  • Hands-On (available May and June)
  • Structures/Windmill Studies (available October)
  • Guided tours (May – September)
  • Self-guided tours (May – September)

A detailed description of the various programs are available on our website at

Break for lunch at our Livery Barn Restaurant or bring a picnic lunch (outside tables provided). A school programs lunch menu is available for the Livery Barn Restaurant. If you wish to order lunch, please request an order form.

We are currently taking reservations for the 2016 programs.

If you would like additional information, or make a reservation, please call me at (204) 326-9661 or email Visit our website at

Thank you!

Anne Toews
Program Director
Mennonite Heritage Village

Open House – Gymboree Play & Music Winnipeg

Posted on | November 21, 2015 | No Comments

Gymboree Play & Music Winnipeg invites you and your child (0-5yrs) to our November Open House! Come and sample our classes. Become a member and receive $25 off membership, $25 off enrollment and a free Bubble Oodles.

Find out why Gymboree Play & Music is the global leader in classes for kids!

Gymboree Play & Learn Classes
Encourage development through play with our seven-level program designed to support your child’s physical, cognitive and social growth at his or her own pace.

Music Classes
Enhance your child’s development and love of music through song, dance, movement games and instruments.

Art Classes
Inspire imagination and self-expression with a world of hands-on art activities.

Open House Dates:

Saturday Nov. 7 4:30-7:00
Monday Nov. 9 12-4:00
Friday Nov. 20 4:30-7:00
Tuesday Nov. 24 2-6:00
Monday Nov. 30 12-:3:00

Call (204) 416-7637 to reserve a spot, space is limited.


Posted on | November 21, 2015 | No Comments

U of M Gym and Swim

Students will participate in swimming lessons and/or

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 2, 2015 (4:00pm)

Wednesdays Jan 6/16–Mar 16/16 *No classes Feb17/16 (10 weeks)

Phys Ed – 1:00-2pm
Students will participate in PE activities such as, but not limited to: archery, fencing, racquetball, walleyball, lacrosse & other activities.
Ages: 6-12
Program duration: 60 minutes

I Can Swim – 2:00-3:00pm
The I Can Swim program is a dynamic aquatic learn to swim program in which participants learn to swim better, faster. It promotes participation, fun and success in the water. Our program does not have a level system and as such there is no pass or fail at the end of each session. Instead, children progress through the program at their own rate, achieving each of the 54 skills as they complete them. Classes are created based on the children who have registered and participants are grouped based on their previously achieved skill level in our program or their age for new swimmers. Our lessons are taught in a class with a 1:5/6 ratio.
Ages: 6-12
Program duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $100

Bronze Star –  2:00-3:30pm

This is step #1 to becoming a lifeguard if you are under 13 years old. This course will introduce the basic lifesaving skills and water safety procedures. Participants will begin to develop lifesaving problem-solving and decision-making skills individually and with partners.
Canadian Lifesaving Manual Recommended: $42
Ages: 10-12
Program duration: 90 minutes
Cost: $155

Swim Fit – 2:00-3:00pm
Here is your opportunity to get fit in the pool! The focus of the program is endurance and technique refinement in an environment more closely resembling that of a coaching atmosphere. Participants are taught how to use swimming to develop/ maintain fitness while continuing to improve their swim strokes. Participants should have completed the I Can Swim Program (or an equivalent learn to swim program) prior to registering for this course.
Ages: 11-16
Program duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $90

Download U of M Homeschool Gym and Swim Waiver Winter 2016  and submit with payment to Drew Sheffield at the U of M not later than Sept 1st by:
Phone: 204-480-1458
Fax: 204-474-7503
Mail or Hand Delivery: 145 Frank Kennedy Centre. The University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2

MASH Fall Newsletter 2015

Posted on | November 5, 2015 | No Comments

Here’s a copy of the Fall newsletter that was sent out this past September.  To receive the Winter edition, make sure you become an official member of MASH by signing up here in the right hand column.

MASH Newsletter Fall 2015

Homeschool Science Fair and Heritage Fair!

Posted on | November 5, 2015 | No Comments

This year the South Winnipeg Homeschooling Collective will be holding their Science and Heritage Fair on  February 16th!

Registration fee is $5 and will be due February 1st.

I will accept etransfers and registrations to This fee covers printing costs and an honorarium for the judges.

There will be science activities open for children with projects. If you feel like you want your children to participate but don’t know how to proceed just email your questions to that address.

This activity is open to all homeschoolers.  Once again a curriculum fair will run concurrently.   If you email this address I will forward any questions about that to the person organizing it.

Kid City Indoor Play Center Homeschool Group Discounts

Posted on | November 5, 2015 | No Comments

Kid City Indoor Play Center offers a discount to homeschooling groups: $7.95+tax per child (includes 2 free adult admissions; extra adults pay full price) Groups are eligible for a room at no additional charge to bring in a lunch.

Lego Building Class

Posted on | October 24, 2015 | No Comments

November 3-December 8 at Churchill Park United Church.
Ages 5+, $50/child or $120/family
Register here.

Full details here.

Sewing Lessons

Posted on | October 24, 2015 | No Comments

November 3-December 8 at Churchill Park United Church.
Ages 8+, $120/child or $200/2 children
Register here.

Full details here.

Private Voice Lessons

Posted on | October 11, 2015 | No Comments

Susan Watkins is offering private voice lessons from her home in the unicity area.  In the evenings she teaches at either MTYP or at the Manitoba Conservatory, and she also runs her own opera company that performs exclusively for children.  She is very passionate about musical education for both children and adults.  Contact her at
Susan Watkins Voice Teacher Resume
Susan Watkins Voice Teacher CV
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