VLN Primary Charter – Connected, Passionate, Purposeful Learners!

Our Governance Group recently ratified our 2018 – 2020 VLN Primary Charter. Thanks to our schools’ community for your input that helped shape our key strategic document. Here are some of the changes that we made. Compared to our previous Charter, this version has a vision statement that focuses on learners instead of schools. Learners/… Read More

Asian Language Online Classes

Enrol now for 2018 placement in these popular classes. Whether you want your learners to get a taste for Asian Culture, or want your whole class or year group to study for the year, we offer a range of online Asian language classes to suit their needs.   Tagalog Programme with Rosmini College This class is… Read More

Extension and Creative Classes

We offer classes that extend learners in Maths, Astronomy, Computer Science, Programming and Visual Art.  We welcome your ideas for other courses we can run. Extension Maths and Astronomy with David Pirie David is an experienced classroom teacher living in Dunedin. He has a background in small country schools as a teacher of everything. Both classes… Read More

More Language Classes

We offer the following language and culture classes, aligned to NZC:  Afrikaans, French, German, Spanish and Italian.  We use Google Classrooms with our classes. Afrikaans with Mevrou Annatjie Fourie This class is taught by Mevrou Annatjie Fourie, Principal of Ohura Valley Primary School as her contribution to the VLN Primary School. Not only does this provide… Read More

Te Reo Māori with Koka Julie O’Donnell 

Nau Mai, Haere Mai Welcome, Welcome Te tūranga motuhake o te reo Māori. The importance of learning te reo Māori.  By learning te reo Māori young New Zealanders ‘s become much more aware of the role that Māori identity, language, and culture play in our country’s identity. When we learn te reo Māori we grow… Read More

Digital Technologies

A fun introduction to some of the core ideas of computer science and beginner programming using Scratch. Read about the Digital Technologies learning programme here.

Citizenship Through Minecraft 

Learn about and develop your Citizenship through Experiential Education using Minecraft. Through this online programme designed and led by Campbell Potter, students develop their conceptual understanding of community and citizenship. They experience being a part of an online community in a Minecraft world and then reflect upon their  citizenship skills within their own experience and… Read More


Contact us today with any questions or queries. We look forward to hearing from you.