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About the Virtual Learning Network Community



The Virtual Learning Network Community (VLNC) is a group of clusters and individuals that choose to operate as a collaborative network, utilizing 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.


Check out the pages of individual communities that make up the VLNC.

Find out more about the thinking of the community in the following web environments;

http://vlnc.wikispaces.com/ ~ a discussion document instigated by the VLNC Council

http://vlncpresents.wikispaces.com/home ~ a presentation document for the meeting with the Hon. Nikki Kaye Associate Minister for Education (August 2013)

Virtual Learning Awards (sponsored by Asnet Technologies for 2014 & 2015)
http://www.edgazette.govt.nz/Articles/Article.aspx?ArticleId=8893 ~ Education Gazette Artlcle

The purpose of the Virtual Learning Network Community is to:

  • facilitate national level educational activities
  • provide national level ‘voice'/advocacy
  • address issues of the immediate and longer term sustainability
  • assume joint ownership and responsibility of ongoing development of the Virtual Learning Network sites and services
  • foster a culture of innovation and knowledge building which enhances and enriches learning
  • facilitate national and regional level collaboration and flow of ideas
  • facilitate/provide professional growth and mentoring
  • provide guidance and support.

within and across ‘Communities of Schools' (COSs)    

The VLN Community a registered charitable trust, and is governed by a Council  by it's membership.

The VLNC Council members represent VLNC constituent clusters through geographic location, decile and roll size of their home schools.

The current Council are;

  • Chair - Carolyn Alexander-Bennett - ePrincipal (FarNet - Kupenga o Tai Tokerau)

  • Treasurer - Sue McCarthny ePrincipal, DP Orewa College (HarbourNet - Tamaki Makaurau)

  • Gary Pasco - Principal - Roxburgh Area School (NETNZ)

  • Sue Winters - Education Leader - Nga Pumanawa e Waru

  • Stephen Hensman - Principal, Taradale High School (BayLink)

  • Linda Hutt - Deputy Principal, Westland High School (WestNet)

  • Jude Young - Principal,  Waiheke High School (HarbourNet)
The VLN Community - Home of the Learning Communities Online (LCO)

The VLN Community - Home of the Learning Communities Online (LCO)

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.