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!

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

Tutoring support in schools

We are very excited to announce that we have been accepted to join the MoE panel to provide additional teaching and tutoring for ākonga who have lost learning due to COVID-19 disruption. Get in touch if you need this support. During Term 4 we trialed a Maths tutoring project with one of our schools in… 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

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.

The children have loved having Andrea as their teacher. They have all learned so much! It was a wonderful opportunity to learn something that, as a small school, we were unable to offer.

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

Give us a go!