About us

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From the tip of the rich, Marlborough Sounds to the wild depths of the rugged, Southland coastlines and everywhere scattered in between…our HEART South Team is incredibly privileged and delighted to bring you our second, Christ-centred, weekend retreat for home-educating mothers.

We appreciate the feelings of isolation, living in the remote parts of the beautiful South Island can bring. We know what it’s like pouring your hearts and souls into your families; the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy it requires. We want to bless, strengthen and support you on the amazing journey you are travelling. Maybe you’re just starting out on your home education journey, or maybe you have many years under your belt already. Perhaps you are longing for fellowship, refreshment and wisdom.

Nestled in the peaceful surrounds of The Banks Penninsula, tucked away against the Canterbury coastline, you will find our weekend programme gives you an opportunity to get away from it all, gathering with other like-minded women, while seeking the Lord.

You will be provided with God-centred Teaching, reflective worship, expert-led workshops and adventure-filled activities, while also finding time to relax, enjoy fellowship and connect with other like-minded home educators.

We hope to create a safe space as we gather, to ask and answer questions and share meaningful conversation. 

Simply take a walk or join in with our organised activities. You can craft the night away, pamper yourself or find a warm cosy corner with a book. Take your hot drink and find conversation and laughter with other mums. 

Take from the weekend what you need…We want you to leave HEART South feeling refreshed, restored and rejuvenated with a new-found strength for the journey ahead.

He tends His flock like a shepherd; He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart; He gently leads those that have young.
Isaiah 40:11