Homeschooling Conference 2014: Educating for Life and a Promo

As a homeschooling family for the past 4 years, attending a homeschooling conference is a breathe of fresh air. It brings me inspiration and encourages me to learn and connect with other homeschooling families in the Philippines.  This year, I am excited to announce that there will be a homeschooling conference we can all learn from!

Manila Workshops, The Learning Basket and Unilab supported by the Homeschool Association of the Philippine Islands (HAPI) are proud to present the Homeschooling Conference of 2014, entitled Educating for Life: Homeschooling with Passion, Purpose and Confidence. It will be held on Sept 6, Saturday at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center in Pioneer Street Kapitolyo in Pasig City from 8AM for registration (program starts at 10) to 5:30PM.

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If you are considering homeschooling your child or already homeschooling them, this conference is for you! There are numerous speakers who will share their knowledge and experiences in this whole-day event. The morning session will be for the keynote speech and a performance by a homeschool orchestra. The afternoon session will have all the talks, with 2 talks to choose from per time slot.

The speakers for the event are all experienced and passionate homeschooling parents who want to let others know about this great educational option for kids.

Educating for Life – Irma Chua, our keynote speaker, is a mom of six and has been homeschooling for 20 years. Educating her eldest (26) up to her youngest (15), she says that she loves the learning process that her family experiences together.

The Hands-On Homeschool Dad – Dennis Poliquit, known as “Big Daddy Jake” over the radio airwaves, is a hands-on homeschooling dad of two sets of twins and one singleton.

The Confident Homeschool Mom – Moira Bunyi, mom of three going on four. She has a post-graduate degree in Family Life and Child Development and has been homeschooling for five years now.

Learning in the Digital World – Yen Galagnara was a “housemate” at Pinoy Big Brother Season 2 back in 2007. She homeschools her three children while she runs a Korean language school.

Introducing Filipino Arts, Culture, and Heritage – Jen Bellosillo, mom of 3 + 1, has been homeschooling for six years now. She mentors other homeschooling parents as a CFA (Catholic Filipino Academy) parent coach.

Homeschool 101: Getting Started – Tina Rodriguez, mom of 3, lives a truly rich life as a work-at-home, homeschooling mom who advocates her faith through her blog Truly Rich Mom and through her social media presence.

Conquering Homeschool Fatigue – Donna Pangilinan-Simpao, a medical doctor, homeschools her 3 children. Wanting to support other homeschooling families, she created the growing Facebook group Homeschoolers in the Philippines.

Nurturing the Love of Learning – Ivy Marquez, homeschooled her three children up to high school. Missing teaching her kids and wanting to share what she learned in her years of homeschooling, she opened 360 Studio School, a school in Alabang.


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The Schedule of the Event is as follows:


8:00 a.m. onwards Registration
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Opening Ceremony
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Keynote Speech: Educating for Life – Irma Chua
11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Performance by a homeschool group
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch break
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Option 1: The Hands-On Dad – Dennis PoliquitOption 2: The Confident Homeschool Mom – Moira Bunyi
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Option 1: Learning in the Digital World – Yen GalagnaraOption 2: Introducing Filipino Arts, Heritage, and Culture in Your Homeschool – Jen Bellosillo
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Option 1: Homeschooling 101: Getting Started – Tina RodriguezOption 2: Conquering Homeschool Fatigue – Donna Pangilinan-Simpao
4:30 – 5:00 pm. Nurturing the Love for Learning – Ivy Marquez
5:00 – 5:15 p.m. Closing remarks
5:15 p.m. Egress

Register before August 15 and you pay only 500 pesos per participant!

The regular rates are :

1000 pesos per participant.

1500 pesos per couple

500 pesos per child ages 7 to 18 years old. Child below 7 years old can enter for free. There will be a play area sponsored by Gymboree.

500 pesos for PWD.

To register, please visit or fill out the form below:

As a supporter of Educating for Life, Bee Happy Crafts is giving away a pack of crafting materials that contain 1 wrapping paper book, 20 pcs Assorted tags, 10 meters jute twine, 10 meters baker’s twine and 10 pcs mini clothespins to (1) one winner. He/She will also be given two free seats to the conference!!

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Hurry and join the promo using the Rafflecopter below! Promo starts today until August 18, 2014 only! Winner will be announced on the 2oth. The prize shall be given to the winner on the day of the conference.

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  1. I’m joining this! Thank you, Chris!

  2. kristine claire joven says

    I have been researching for the best curriculum and appropriate lessons that I can teach for my 3 yr old son and my 1 yr old daughter, that’s why I want to attend this conference. I know I will really learn a lot in attending this.

  3. Minoll Alano says

    I am a first time homeschooler and having this kind of conference for us is a great blessing. In life, you never stop learning. Everyday, I am so eager to learn from people who can guide me to be a better teacher/mom. Having a great church community is such a big factor in the success of a “road less travelled” called HOMESCHOOLING. We are not just focused on just academics but being able to mold the next generation and make a great change in our nation’s future. I think I’m getting carried away.hehe.

    Anyway, all I know is that this conference can bless a lot of people. Just having the opportunity to learn and meet other people who have the same heart in giving the best education to our kids would be awesome.

    Indeed, I can’t do this alone. I need a community and conference such as this so that I could keep my sanity. I know it would be a refreshing day for all homeschoolers. Excited for this event. Blocked off thr whole day of Sept 6 for this!

  4. I really want to learn more about home schooling. 🙂

  5. It will be our first year of officially homeschooling our kids 100%. I would love to learn from those who have gone before me and attending this workshop is definitely one way to do it!

  6. interesting…

  7. I want to hear their experiences, their ideas and to know more about homeschooling resources.

  8. Sally Yu
    I’ve heard lots of good things about homeschooling but I’m still quite unclear as to how to go about it. I really hope to learn and hopefully convinced us to home school our toddler.

  9. Theresa Cruz-Escaros says

    Theresa Cruz-Escaros

    I want to attend the Homeschooling Conference 2014 because I am still deciding if it will work for me and my son. I hope attending this Conference would enlighten me if it is fit for me and my family.

  10. I want to attend the homeschooling conference because I want to learn how other parents do it, what are the curriculum available, which is the best homeschool service provider for us and other things that I should know about homeschooling.

    Edel Sua

  11. Cyrene Ng says

    I want to attend the homeschooling conference 2014 because I’d like to know more about it and see if I can do the same for my kids especially with my 3-year old toddler :).

  12. Karina Alvaera says

    I would love to be able to attend the conference because I am really interested in learning how to homeschool my son.

    Karina Alvaera

  13. I want to attend the Homeschooling Conference to listen to parents who are generous in sharing their families’ learning journey.

    Nadia De Leon

  14. I want to know what is homeschooling about, its imitations and benefits.

  15. Joy Feliciano says

    Hello… thank you sharing this post. I am really interested to learn more about homeschooling for my 3 year-old son.

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