He aha te mea nui?
He tangata. He tangata. He tangata.

What is the most important thing?
It is people, it is people, it is people

Learning online wouldn’t be possible without our wonderful team of eTeachers. Not only will your learners experience new languages and meet new people, our knowledgable experts will support your learners to become confident and connected in the online space.

Rangi Savage – eteacher, Kapa Haka

Tena tatou katoa Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro nōnā te ngahere, ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranganōnā te ao. Nau mai e nga Iwi maha,Ko au te kaiarahi Reo Maori, Kapa Haka hoki. Ko te whakatauki tenei kua rangona mo te katoa o toku oranga. “Tupua ki te… Read More

Tatyana Glassie – Kaiārahi i te reo

“He puawai au nō runga i te tikanga, he raurengarenga nō roto i te raukura, ko tōku raukura, he manawanui ki te ao” Kia ora mai e te whānau! E hīkaka katoa ana a kareāroto i taku urutomonga ki te tīma nei,hei kaihāpai, hei kaiarahi anō hoki ki te taha Reo Māori. He raukura tēnei i… Read More

Carrie VanderZwaag – Secondary Gifted Learners Project

Kia ora tātou katoa. Ko Carrie Vander Zwaag. Originally from Alaska – I love new experiences, adventure and travel, having lived and taught all over the planet (from urban LA to remote Amazon jungles). However, the beautiful moana, maunga and people of Taupō, Aotearoa, captured my wanderlust heart.  The opportunity to ako (teach and learn)… Read More

Rosemary Lee – Chinese

Ni hao, my name is Rosemary Lee. I was born in China and moved to NZ with my family 3 years ago. I have been teaching Chinese at the University of Auckland (UOA) for 2 and a half years. I was awarded Teaching Excellence Award in 2021 for outstanding teaching work. I also help with… Read More

Carol Reid – Te reo Māori

Kia ora koutou katoa.Ko Whaea Carol taku ingoa.Ko Taupo te moana Ko Tauhara te maunga.Ko Ngati Tuwharetoa te iwi.Taupo is the lakeTauhara is the mountainNgati Tuwharetoa is the tribe. I have spent many years off and on teaching and learning our beautiful indigenous language Te Reo Māori. I am currently living in Taupo but travel… Read More

Tewaiehu Savage – Kaiarahi/Kaiako Reo Māori

Tīhei mauri ora,Ko te reo kia tika, ko te reo kia rere, ko te reo Māori. Nau mai, whakatau mai ki te kura tuatahi o VLN. Ko tōku tūranga he kaiako Reo Māori, he Kaiārahi i ngā tikanga Reo Māori o te kura hoki.Kua tohungia e au ki ngā tohu e rua. Tuatahi, he Tohu… Read More

Stacey Walden – Digital Technologies & Astronomy

Kia Ora, my name is Stacey Walden and though I grew up in Canada I’ve called New Zealand home for over 14 years. I specialise in teaching Mathematics, Science and Nature Education from Years 5-13.I live in the beautiful Bay of Plenty and enjoy spending my time outdoors; mountain biking, hiking and going to the… Read More

James Townshend – NZ Sign Language

Kia ora koutou! Ko Aōraki te maunga, ko Waimakariri te awa, ko James tōku ingoa! I am a teacher of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) NZSL is one of NZ’s official languages and it’s my first language! My parents are Deaf so that’s how I learnt! I live in Christchurch and I have three children… Read More

Kathleen Saso – Maths & Biology

Kia ora tātou. My name is Kathleen and I live in Ōmata, Taranaki, near New Plymouth. I am originally from Ottawa, Canada. I have been teaching for 17 years. I live with my husband Blair and sons Malcolm aged 5 and Joe, aged 3. We live on a farm and have pet chickens and take… Read More

Filipino student eTeachers

A select number of Rosmini College students have each year since 2017 taught an on-line Filipino Language and Culture class and helped support an in-school class for Year 8 Filipino students. The numbers of students on-line classes have seen growth to where there is four classes each week. This class is unique in that it… Read More

Olivia Graham- Japanese

Konnichi wa, my name is Olivia Graham and I am a Taupō native and classroom teacher at Wairakei Primary School in Taupō. I studied Japanese throughout college and university, and spent four years living and teaching in Japan. I have taught Japanese to students throughout my teaching career. I am excited to be a part of… Read More

Sunny Yang – Korean Teacher

Sunny, our Korean teacher, is excited to be teaching her native language here in New Zealand with the VLN Primary School. Sunny emigrated to NZ in 2003 and lives in Dunedin with her husband and 2 young children. Sunny loves interacting with children and people from different cultures.  “I was born and raised in a… Read More

Jan Bolton – Songwriting, Music

Kia ora tatou I am Jan, a composer, and music/performing arts educator at both Secondary and Primary levels. Some of you will know me too as a teacher educator at Victoria University for many years. A Wellingtonian, I now live north of the city at Waikanae Beach. I make sure the sea and all its… Read More

Alana March

Kia ora, bonjour! My name is Alana and I love learning and teaching languages. I am an NZ registered teacher and for the last seventeen years I have taught intermediate, secondary and tertiary students French and Esol. I have enjoyed studying Italian, Spanish and currently, Te reo Māori. I live with my husband, two young children,… Read More

Jen Hammonds

Kia ora koutou, nau mai! I love being in education – it plays a roll in all areas of my life. Whether mountain biking, skiing, fishing or speaking te reo, I find myself learning, growing and sharing. Making the most of where we are and what we’re doing by learning to learn is something I’m… Read More

Lucie Lindsay, Deputy ePrincipal, eLearning Lead & Digital Technologies eTeacher

Kia ora koutou. Welcome to online learning with VLN Primary School! I’m the Deputy Principal and the eLearning Lead, here to help learners connect online. I am a NZ registered, experienced primary teacher. I teach Digital Technologies Extension classes on computing concepts, coding skills and creating digital solutions. My professional background includes Primary class teaching,… Read More

Alia Malik

Welcome to Alia who will be teaching Mathematics. Kia ora koutou, My name is Alia Malik and I was born and raised in London. I have been in NZ for 6 years and I currently live in Opotoki. I have spent time all over the North Island especially in Hawera, Taranaki. Last year I was… Read More

Madlen Kunath – Spanish & German

Madlen grew up and studied in Germany and has been living and teaching in New Zealand since 2011. Madlen is passionate about languages and trained to teach ESOL, German and Geography. She has also studied Spanish, Russian, Latin and some Mandarin. MadIen has taught at a variety of schools in Germany and New Zealand and… Read More

Bonjour et Buenos Dias Gayleen Mackereth

Gayleen Mackereth will be one of the eTeachers for Spanish & French Bonjour- Je m’appelle Madame Gayleen Mackereth Buenos dias- me llamo Senora Gayleen Mackereth Let me introduce myself. My name is Gayleen Mackereth. I have been Head of Languages at a number of Auckland and Waikato secondary schools and I am a very experienced… Read More