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Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds Virtually

Te Tiriti (The Treaty of Waitangi) was taken around Aotearoa back in 1840. Let us take you back to where it all began through a personalised virtual visit with our Education Team at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. The Education Team at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds provide personalised and highly engaging programmes for visiting schools.  We… Read More

Celebrating Chinese Language Week

Chinese Language Week was celebrated in the VLN Primary with schools celebrations and attendance at Confucius Institute Auckland’s 10 th birthday celebrations. Zhù nǐ shēng rì kuài lè Happy Birthday Confucius Institute Auckland! CI Auckland has been supporting online learning of Chinese through the VLN Primary for 6 years. They have assisted us through the… Read More

Teach Computer Science and Programming online!

The new NZC Digital Technologies Curriculum is coming into schools from 2018 and Computer Science and Programming are some of the Big Ideas covered in the new curriculum. 2017 is the third year that I have been teaching a Computer Science and Programming class with VLN Primary School and I have focused on these topic… Read More

Global Connections – Making it Work

Having been asked often, “How do you establish and maintain your global connections?” Geoff Wood details the nuts, bolts and issues relating to this. We have been on an exciting journey since we initiated an on-line, collaborative, web-presence 13 years ago. We have also hosted 4 live video-conferences. It is not easy developing and sustaining… Read More

Using Google Classrooms to support student learning

This year some of our eTeachers have been using Google Classrooms to share activities and resources with students and as a tool to collate and evaluate student work. eTeacher, Sofie Jacobs, shares her experiences so far. Google Classroom is a versatile, flexible platform to work with. From a teacher’s perspective it is really handy to… Read More

VLN Primary approved to renew eteachers registrations

The VLN Primary is really pleased to announce that we have recently become an approved institution through the Education Council to attest for our eteachers renewal of registration. This is an important milestone for us as it recognises and values the professionalism of our eteachers. Being an online teacher requires the same level of professional… Read More

Expressions of Interest for Learning Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Arabic

Did you know that Hindi is the 4th most spoken language in New Zealand? We want to hear from schools, communities and families who are interested in joining online classes for any of these languages.  We can provide short cultural taster programmes for schools, language classes for beginners or extension classes for native speakers wishing… Read More