Leading Online Learning in New Zealand Schools

The VLN Primary School is a Charitable Trust dedicated to creating exciting learning opportunities for children across New Zealand, using online learning technologies.  Our team are Education Professionals with many year’s classroom teaching experience.  We support a blended and collaborative approach and warmly invite new schools to give us a go!

Tutoring support in schools

We know that schools can sometimes have difficulty finding teachers, relief staff and support teachers, especially our small rural schools. We are here to help. Kōtui Ako VLN’s purpose is about supporting schools to provide a rich curriculum for their learners. Stepping into tutoring support is an extension of this kaupapa. We have tutors available for… Read More

Growing primary and secondary online education together

VLN Primary is in an exciting transition as we combine expertise and organisations with our secondary school colleagues OLC to become Kōtui Ako. Hikina a tātou ākonga kia haere kōtui tātou ki tua Walk hand-in-hand with us to uplift our learners and safeguard the future Kōtui Ako represents our kaupapa of learning (ako) in partnership… Read More

Learning in Action

Fionn & Aoife from Halfmoon Bay school in Stewart Island talk about their online classes. Look in on their NZ Sign Language class with Jo Wilkinson from Waitoriki School in Taranaki, and listen to ePrincipal Rachel Whalley talk about how online learning works for schools learning with the VLN Primary.

Leading Online Learning in the School Sector

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The VLN Primary School has been working collaboratively with schools to make a difference for learners for over 10 years.  We warmly invite you to find out more about our work.


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What Our Schools Think

For us it is huge, being from a rural school. For them, being able to learn online really broadens their horizons because they are actually able to interact with kids from schools around the country.

Thanks for all our lessons this year. From learning how to make a chatbot to exploring game or website makeups, all your Half Moon Bay School students loved having you as a teacher. In a technological world, as we grow up we need these things to help us understand what is happening. Thanks for giving up your time to teach us.
Sam, Student – Half Moon Bay School

Our teacher is awesome, and we are really enjoying working with her.  She takes extra time to work 1 on 1 with the kids and personally addresses everyone’s contributions and after teaching online during lockdown, I realise that this is much harder than it seems. 

You guys do an amazing job, and we are grateful to be taking part.

Thank you so much for organising and teaching our student Afrikaans. It has been such a blessing to have your expertise and to know that his first language is being strengthened even more.

Give us a go!