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February 22, 2017

February Update 2017

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VLN Primary School

February Update 2017

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VLN Primary School Logo, by Tom Barnett

VLN Primary – Our New Image by Rachel Whalley

The VLN Primary is proud to launch our new logo. We think it is a great reflection of what we think is important to us as a learning community. Read more

Kia ora koutou katoa

Naumai, haere mai ki te Kura Tuatahi – Akonga Aka Mariko. Welcome to the VLN Primary School

Our goal is to:

Connect Schools for Enhanced Learning Outcomes

Welcome back to the new school year! You will by now be back in the school routines and wondering where the summer break went. We have been super busy too, so this is a bumper newsletter to start the year.

Please take the time to look through the range of learning opportunities being provided through the VLN Primary School network and support your children to participate. These programmes are offered by teachers from our schools for the benefit of all our New Zealand children, wherever they are in the country. This newsletter contains enrolment information, if you have not already enrolled your children yet.

There is lots that is new to us this year: We are sporting a fresh new logo, thanks to the support of Hail; we welcome our new executive officer Helen who will help us with all the non-teaching admin; and we were welcomed into Moanataiari School who will be hosting us through our current MoE contract. Special thanks to Matapu School who have provided this support since the VLN Primary first started partnering with the MoE back in 2010. We have grown so much since then! We really need this support of our schools to enable us to  do what we do, but are looking forward to the opportunities CoOLs may bring to enable us to be self managing in our operations.

Finally please note the date for our AGM coming up in April. We welcome new trustees to the governance group. We particularly welcome parents and people from the wider community. If you know someone who would fill the role, please shoulder tap them and share this information with them.

Kia pai tō ra

Ngā mihi nui


Moanataiari School Powhiri

Moanataiari School Welcome the VLN Primary

Moanataiari School are the new host school for the VLN Primary. Rachel was recently welcomed with a whole school Powhiri. Read more

Helen Goldsworthy, VLN Primary, Executive Officer

Helen Goldsworthy, Executive Officer

The VLN Primary School welcomes our newest team member. Read more

Study Poetry with Keryl

Students are invited to join in this literacy learning opportunity with Keryl, Principal of Tapora School and her students.  Read more


Filipino Children Connecting Online with Tagalog 

Did you know there are approximately 10,000 Filipino students attending New Zealand schools? As a result of the employment of a large number of Filipino’s in the agricultural sector, their children will be attending rural schools, and are often isolated from their home language and culture. Read more

Over the Back Fence

Over the Back Fence #Participate

Your weekly health and wellness lesson brought to your students by the senior students at Rosmini College.  Read more

Enjoying Holi Festival of Colours

Expressions of Interest for Learning Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Arabic

Did you know that Hindi is the 4th most spoken language in New Zealand? We want to hear from schools, communities and families who are interested in joining online classes for any of these languages.  Read more

New Zealand National Biomechanics Day 

Participate in National Biomechanics Day

Got a focus on STEM? This will be a wonderful opportunity to expose your students to cutting edge STEM in action. Read more

Mangere Central VLN Primary Students

Enrolments Open for 2017 Semester 1 Online Programmes

Do you want your students to be #connectedlearners, lead their own learning and build key competencies? Do you want to share in the expertise of a growing collaborative network of schools? Are you looking to extend the walls of your classroom and work with other like minded schools?  Read more

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Notice of VLN Primary AGM 

Nau mai Haere Mai! All are welcome to join our VLN Primary AGM online Thursday 6th April 4.00 pm. Agenda & Connection details are: Read more

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