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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. With more schools becoming connected to the Managed Network (N4L), the digital tools operate in a seamless way. No longer are schools restricted by the financial costs of expensive hardware, with many of our courses utilising video conferencing through a range of tools, such as google hangout, desktop real presence (DRP).


Online classes are brokered through the Ministry of Education Learning Exchange and NetNZ courses are advertised on their website. If you want to be a part of this ever growing online community contact one of the e-Principals of the Learning Communities Online (LCO) or contact the Chairperson of the VLNC Council for more information. Carolyn Alexander-Bennett – carolyn.bennett@farnet.school.nz

You can search for a course online below. 

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FarNet – Carolyn Alexander-Bennett - carolyn.bennett@farnet.school.net.nz

HarbourNet – Sue McCarthny – s.mccarthny@gmail.com

Volcanics – Sara Field – eprincipalvol@gmail.com

VLN Primary – Rachel Whalley – rache65@gmail.com

BayLink – Jude Knight –kg@ths.school.nz

Welcom – Andrew McKnight – AMcknight@tararuacollege.school.nz

Wellington Loop – Amelie kelder – amelie.kelder@wegc.school.nz

NetNZ – Ken Pullar – ken@netnz.org.nz