VLN Primary has recognised the need for affordable and specific opportunities for Gifted & Talented students to better understand themselves as learners.

All our programmes are fully funded for gifted students enrolled in New Zealand schools for 2021. See here for more details.

Connecting like-minds

All of our online programmes provide learners with opportunities to be extended and challenged in their area of interest. Students from a range of settings and throughout Aotearoa are connected, which can be particularly important for children from isolated or rural communities. Students enrolled in our gifted programmes have access to OurSpace, a networking portal where learners can connect with like-minded peers to share ideas and socialise. 

Prospectus programmes

30 week programmes offered in a range of areas.

Whether it's a passion for language, digital technology, science or design, our selection of programmes is forever increasing and can be tailored to suit student needs and talents. Small groups of learners, with similar fascinations, come together with an eteacher -  niche learning becomes a reality.  Check out our full prospectus!

The concept of enabling personalised content, connected to passions and strengths, encouraging diversity and student connections is undoubtedly of value to all students, but especially for the gifted and talented community. 

Gifted and Going Deeper

A 25 week online programme specifically designed to inspire creativity, personal development and deeper thinking.

Like-minded students have the opportunity to connect and explore what makes gifted learners unique as well as alike, and delve into different theoretical concepts of giftedness from leading academics such as Renzulli and Gagne.

This year we're focusing on the universal theme of change. How have we changed in our short lives - our personalities, our interests, our influences, the way we learn? These questions guide students to better understand the way they see and engage in the world around them.

More broadly the theme of change might ask, how has our environment changed? How have schools changed? And conceptually, why does change happen? What does change result in? Is it always positive?

Mentor Support 

A 25 week programme for self-motivated students.

Learners meet others with similar projects and access teacher, peer and professional guidance to develop a burning passion into a project.

Our programmes are fully funded for gifted students enrolled in New Zealand schools for 2021. See here for more details.

(Note: Mentoring & Gifted & Going Deeper have one intake a year, starting Term 2; Prospectus programmes have two intakes - Semester 1 & Semester 2)

Visit our website http://vlnprimary.school.nz/ or contact us primary@vln.school.nz