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Our main document is our Protocols of Participation that detail school commitments and costs when enrolling students with us.

Please read this carefully before signing up, as it explains how priority placements are given to schools who are actively contributing through fee payments or staffing.

Our Teaching and Learning Structure

Our teaching time is broken down into two Semester blocks.  Semester 1 classes run for a duration of approximately 15 weeks beginning in Term 1, Week 5 or 6 and ending in line with the end of Term 2.  Semester 2 classes run from the start of Term 3 to midway through Term 4.

Most classes are aimed at the Y6 – 8 age group. Younger children are welcome to participate but will need closer supervision and support by their home schools.

We usually work with small groups of students from each school and our average class size is 12 students from 3 to 4 schools, We can also tailor programmes to whole classes.  Please note that this attracts an additional cost where appropriate.

The Technology

Our online programmes of learning are scheduled to run for 30 minutes in real time once a week through ZOOM web conferencing, supported by WeLearn, our ‘always on’ online learning environment for students.  ZOOM is a reliable and high quality web conferencing platform and works with all devices.

As all our classes are delivered in Semester blocks your learners are welcome to try different subjects on a rotation.  We also offer short 5 week programmes introducing Asian Culture to wet their appetite for learning more.

Taster Sessions

If you would like to find out more we offer a taster online session where we introduce the VLN Primary School and our eLearning Tools to you and your learners.  This is a great opportunity to find out how what we do could fit into the bigger picture of your school’s learning programme. To organise a session, please email us. 

Essential Documents and Links

Contact us today with any questions or queries: primary@vln.school.nz