This collaborative project aims to reduce the social isolation of our students and teachers, by providing opportunities for them to connect & learn together online. Would your school like to join in too?
Growing up in remote and isolated schools for many students can mean they have little social contact with others their own age until they go to high school. Reducing the social isolation for our children (& teachers) and preparing them for successful transition for high school is a key goal of this project. Find out more below.
What a great time our kids and teachers had on our recent Wellington camp! The Rural & Remote Schools Project is a collaboration between Halfmoon Bay, Whataroa, Marco, Makahu, Tapora & Kaitoke Schools. Our Year 7 & 8’s learn online together throughout the year with the support of the VLN Primary. We get together every… Read More
Great to see the wonderful Nate from Stewart Island share his story on the Air New Zealand website on how the Airpoints for Schools programme helped the VLN Primary Rural & Remote Schools get to Wellington in 2017. The Air New Zealand Airpoints for Schools programme is a great initiative and one that helped our… Read More
Coming from as far as Great Barrier Island, Westland and Stewart Island (where they meet weekly online), students enjoyed meeting face to face at the ‘School Camp’ of 33 pupils and 7 Principals. Year 8 students Lana and Ruby tell us all about their action packed week. Monday After a long trip to Wellington for… Read More
In 2017 I have been privileged to receive a TeachNZ scholarship to study Rural Education. I will still have a hand on the tiller of the VLN Primary, but will be taking time out to follow my research interests. Expect a visit from me as a road trip is on the calendar! Read more about… Read More
It’s official, this morning our Airpoints for Schools total ticked over the magic 10,000 points – woop woop! A huge thank you to all our school communities, friends, families and supporters. Because of your generosity our children are on their way to the next Rural & Remote Schools Project camp in Wellington next April. This… Read More
The 2016 Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) Award was awarded at the organisation’s biennial conference in Hamilton, at Hobbiton. The awards evening is part of the DEANZ conference that hosted around 200 delegates at the University of Waikato from 17-20 April. “A merit award was given to Rachel Walley from the Virtual Learning Network… Read More
This collaborative project aims to reduce the social isolation of our students (& teachers) by providing opportunities for them to connect & learn together online. Would your school like to join in too? This project addresses the unique and special needs of our students in rural and remote schools. Growing up in remote and isolated… Read More