We offer classes that extend learners in Maths, Astronomy, Computer Science, Programming, Literacy and Visual Art. We welcome your ideas for other courses we can run.
The VLN Primary Astronomy class is an opportunity to explore the fascinating subject of space with wonderment and awe (telescope not required).
The class promotes curiosity and inquiry, and students are encouraged to be self-directed and collaborative in their learning.
Computer Science and Programming
Learning about Digital Technologies will become a required teaching subject for years 1-10 from 2018. This class will give your learners a head start in this new and essential learning area, and will support the development of their digital fluency and computational thinking skills.
This challenging programme uses word problems to build learner capacity with problem solving, analytical reasoning and abstraction. Learners should be working at Level 4+.
Future Planning - Life Skills
Students will investigate financial literacy through a variety of authentic tasks that prepare them for the future but inspire them now!
Future Planning Curriculum Overview
Students will learn to identify the purpose, the structure and devices used by a writer, and create their own poems by using the same structure and language patterns.
Students will experience Visual Art through a variety of hands-on tasks using different media and techniques like drawing, painting and digital, as they engage in activities, quizzes, and videos to learn about artists/art concepts. The lessons will be based on themes, such as ‘Portrait’, ‘Animals’ and on student input. We will also explore ‘online creative tools’!
The lessons are based on the NZ Curriculum for Visual Art and students will gradually build up a rich repertoire of ‘Art Language’ and practical knowledge.
Students will try their hand at web design through learning, then applying, the principles of web design. Authentic design tasks help students to understand how they can develop successful sites on a number of web design platforms such as Google Sites and Wix.
Web Design Programme Overview