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`SECRETS' Seminar in 2014....?

Nicholas Oram is promising to investigate the idea of a  school holidays SECRETS seminar early in 2014.  Check this space for updates on this.

NEW from Ken Wickenden!

Here's something to appeal to all of you with keen to read pre-schoolers.  I love this rather unique A-Z book - IN MY RIDING SCHOOL.  It's available in print or Kindle versions. Check it out at


Two recent books by Jean Hendy-Harris are both available FREE during the 2013 Smashwords winter  promotion during Julyl   CHALK PITS & CHERRY STONES is a memoir about growing up in post war Britain in industrial North Kent.   To get your copy go to: and DECEIVED BY FAITH, an adult novel is also free of charge -, Coupon Code SW100



This is a new book by Jean Hendy-Harris now available FREE to download from Smashwords.  It is a memoir about growing up in industrialised North Kent in the 1940s and 1950s in cheerful poverty, a time when the occasional Saturday morning children's cinema sessions were a great treat, and when the dreaded Eleven Plus exam loomed large in the lives of families who wanted something better for their intellectually able children.   Go to

Other Books By Jean Hendy-Harris:

PUTTING THE JOY BACK INTO EGYPT (Hodder & Stoughton) One family's experience of home schooling.

CREATIVE PATHWAYS I & II (Ashton Scholastic) Explorations through literature for primary school students.

DECEIVED BY FAITH (Smashwords) psychological thriller for adults.

Coming up in Wellington and Auckland soon

The Gifted-Seminars-on-Wheels team will be paying a flying visit to Wellington later this month where Russell Greenwood will be presenting his new Art & Design course to students at Samuel Marsden School.   This will be great opportunity to closely examine some fine original artifacts from the Greek and Roman cultures.

And in June and July both Russell and Nicholas Oram will spend some time at Willowbank School Auckland with a range of History, Classics and Mathematics courses.    It's our understanding that other schools in the Howick area will be able to take advantage of this opportunity.   Details from Leigh Steel at Willowbank School (Tel: 09 271 1077  Email: lsteel [at] willowbank [dot] school [dot] nz)

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