STUDENTS! Check out what we have on offer below. Read the finer details of each course by clicking on the title or check out the eTeacher who'll be learning from by clicking on their name.
TEACHERS, have a look below to see what's available and then share the link with your class. You might also be interested in the finer details of working with VLN Primary on our homepage.
VLN Primary gives you access to a wide range of programmes to fuel passions, expand interests, and develop strengths. With the support of our VLN Primary eTeacher and your school, students can develop the ability to self-manage their time and take hold of their learning. VLN programmes can give structure to a passion project, be a taster for a future elective, or provide a platform for exploring curriculum that is not able to be covered at school.
The different areas below are: DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY, AOTEAROA LANGUAGES & HISTORY, GIFTED & TALENTED, THEMED PROGRAMMES, SCIENCE & MATHS, LITERACY, AND LANGUAGES.
Intro to Coding
Understand algorithmic thinking to build block-based computer code for gaming. Debug (fix) basic code, create and manipulate simple games through user feedback, and develop your own game in Scratch!
Understand the influence and effectiveness of website design elements. Develop and evaluate wireframes (plans) for websites based on user feedback. Create websites using Google Sites.
Digi Tech & Ext
Develop digital literacy and cyber safety skills based on the NZC values and key competencies. Learn about your digital footprint and how to be safe online digital citizens.
Aotearoa New Zealand
Explore Aotearoa’s past and influences which have shaped our nation including early Māori and colonisation, the Tiriti o Waitangi, and the range of different people who have come to call New Zealand their home.
Gifted & Going Deeper
Explore personal characteristics and concepts of giftedness to help make sense of ourselves as learners. Learn to critically respond with P4C which encourages respectful responses to moral, ethical and everyday dilemmas.
Investigate number systems - the familiar and unfamiliar, delve into negative numbers and exponents - how big and small can numbers get? Explore numbers and patterns in nature.
Integrated programmes are ones that combine a range of different subject areas into a theme. Both of the courses on offer use online tools and technology, maths and risk calculations, and Google Sheets.
Gain appreciation for budgeting by choosing a career, building a resume and ‘landing a job’. Deduct taxes & loans, use online tools for groceries, clothes and accommodation!
Risk vs Reward
Explore the stock market through authentic tasks preparing students for future investments. Invest pretend money in real companies. Follow the stock market and investigate why particular stocks have risen or plummeted!
Science & Maths
Literacy Booster & Extension
Improve written language skills for either Year 8 students preparing for high school or Years 5-7. Guided learning opportunities to develop spelling, grammar and written language skills.
Art & Design
Experience Visual Art through a variety of hands-on tasks using different media and techniques like drawing, painting and digital art. Engage in activities, quizzes, and videos to learn about artists/art concepts.
Understand why logo design is important! Analyse and create various logos through sketching and digital tools. Use your logo to create marketing material such as business cards and letterheads.
Learn a language
Cook Islands Māori
Kia orana! Learn the basics of speaking Māori Kūki ‘Āirani, the language of our Pacific neighbours with many similarities to Māori of Aotearoa.