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Teacher-led Innovation Fund: A place to discuss the Teacher-led Innovation Fund (TLIF).

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VLN Community: The Virtual Learning Network Community (VLNC) is a network of school clusters who collaborate to provide access to curriculum and learning opportunities for students through online learning

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Enabling e-Learning: The Ministry of Education’s online ‘hub’ for ICT-related education resources and programmes in New Zealand. 

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VLN Primary School: The VLN Primary initiative aims to extend learning opportunities for our students by enabling online collaborations between schools.

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Welcome to the Virtual Learning Network


Kia ora!

The Virtual Learning Network (VLN), He kōtuinga ako ā-ipurangi, is an interactive resource provided by the Ministry of Education for all New Zealand educators.

The VLN provides access to:


The Virtual Learning Network Community (VLNC) is a group of clusters and individuals that choose to operate as a collaborative network, utilising digital technologies in order to enhance the learning outcomes and opportunities for learners (students, teachers, school communities and educators).

We believe that future focused learning is paramount in the 21st century educational landscape and the learners are front and centre in all we do.

The members of the VLNC work collaboratively but also in a reciprocal manner to provide learning pathways for both their students, staff as well as wider whanau and community. This is made possible by harnessing the wide range of digital technologies available right across New Zealand.

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VLN Groups is a social network for teachers, school leaders and facilitators to connect, share experiences, and learn together.

The main intent is to foster the  co-construction, co-development, and the sharing of, best practice in blended learning environments.

It includes the Enabling e-Learning community groups

To participate in the conversations:

  • Register/Login
  • Set up your profile
  • Add colleagues to your network
  • Join the groups that appeal to you, or even set one up yourself


The LCO Handbook gives advice and guidance to kura & schools that choose to operate as a collaborative network and utilize electronic and face-to-face mediums, in order to enhance the learning outcomes and opportunities for students, their whānau and educators.

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    By MartinEmo
      Kia ora tātou   I had the pleasure of attending the Vodafone Music Artisan Awards earlier this week. Duncan Ferguson from St Andrews College in CHCH was awarded the Music Teacher of the Year. Thanks to Mike at the NZ Music...
  • Musicnet Summary to 28 Oct 2019

    By MartinEmo
        Kia ora tātou   A busy week for those with senior secondary students as the countdown to the last lessons begins. For primary and intermediate teachers, they seem to welcome the change of seasons after Labour Day...
  • Musicnet Summary to 18 October 2019

    By MartinEmo
      Kia ora tātou In the second week of the holidays, I joined teachers, educators and music industry supporters at the bi-annual MENZA conference in Christchurch. During its initial planning stages, we thought we’d be happy with 80...