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VLN Primary School
Support our students with AirNZ AirPoints for Schools by Rachel Whalley
Donate AirNZ airpoints and help our kids get to camp in 2017! 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
With just a couple of days to go to a well deserved Term 1 break please take a few minutes to catch up with our news, or put this on top of your holiday reading list.
It has been a busier than usual first term with a record numbers of enrolments, new schools joining and many more new eteachers too. Check them all out in our Welcome below. The ALLiS project has increased our level of activity, and is positioning for growth and as such we are now able to employ Ginette our National Coordinator & eLearning Support full time from the beginning of June.
We are very excited to announce a new partnership with Hail. Having a strong online presence and coherent communication channels is really important for the VLN Primary School so partnering with Hail is enabling us to step up! They will assist us to create our best online presence and will offer our member schools preferential pricing and support. We are looking forward to working with the Hail team and are planning our first webinar in Term 2. More details below.
Check out the Junior Eureka programme. You can access and use this in your schools individually or join in a collaboration with us. STEM curriculum is an area that is under resourced in the VLN Primary School and highly sought after by our schools, therefore we recently made application to Unlocking Curious Minds Funding. We will hear back on this sometime in May.
We are making one more drive for school communities to host a visiting Chinese teacher. These teachers are due in July but preparation for this is being done NOW. More information for you below to follow up on.
Finally our Rural & Remote Schools Project children & their teachers were very proud to be one of a handful of schools picked from 70 applicants for the new Air New Zealand AirPoints for Schools programme. Please share their story as widely as you can and donate a few airpoints to our students.
Kia pai tō hararei
Engaging young people in STEM & help build students confidence in communicating Science. Read more
What better way to bring the world to your corner of NZ and develop our children’s understanding of cultural diversity, customs and languages. We need host schools and families! Read more
Having a strong online presence and coherent communication channels is really important for the VLN Primary School so partnering with Hail is enabling us to step up! Read more
Please note that I am a member of the Governance Group for this e-learning cluster.