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Bahamas Home School Curriculum Fair set for June 23rd
By Bahamas Homeschool Association
Jun 11, 2015 - 2:46:45 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Abeka, Bob Jones, Calvert, and The Potter’s School are household names in many homes where families have decided to homeschool their children.  For the past eight years, many of these home educators have displayed their resources for the public’s benefit at the annual Homeschool Curriculum Fair. This year’s event is slated for Tuesday, June 23rd at 7 PM at the Earle Weech Auditorium, Calvary Bible Church, Collins Avenue and is being hosted by the Bahamas Homeschool Association (BHA).

“Homeschooling continues to grow exponentially in The Bahamas because the conventional education system is failing many of our children,” said Pastor Cedric Moss, President of the BHA. “While homeschooling is certainly not for every child and every family, we’ve seen many formerly struggling, unfocused students helped and placed on a path of academic success and positive development through homeschooling. Our annual Curriculum Fair provides an opportunity for those who are interested in homeschooling or new to homeschooling to talk first hand with veteran homeschoolers about the various curricula and homeschooling resources they use and to receive encouragement on the homeschooling journey.”

The perception may be that the homeschooling journey is academically focused, but a conversation with many homeschooling parents who will be at the Curriculum Fair will quickly reveal their sense of a higher priority to train their children as guided by the Bible. Scripture passages like Deuteronomy 6:1-9 inform their choice and the sacrifices they make to take the less travelled path of homeschooling. Public opinion continues to weigh in on the debate regarding the causes for the growing level of crime and disorderliness in our country, and it is generally accepted that parenting plays an enormous role in shaping character and tooling children to be productive, law abiding citizens. In this regard, homeschooling affords parents with extraordinary opportunities to shape more intentionally the character their children.
    
Some of the commonly asked questions are: Why homeschool?  Is it legal in The Bahamas?  Are homeschooled children properly socialized?  What about national exam sittings?  The answers to these questions and others can be provided by our homeschooling families and exhibitors.

The admission cost to the Curriculum Fair is $5 for adults (children under 18 are free), and the general public is invited to attend. For more information, please contact Mrs. Ursula Pratt, Bahamas Homeschool Association at 698-6962 or ursulanp@yahoo.com.

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