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WestNet is an eLearning Community of schools comprised of 11 High and Area schools in the west and top of the South Island, spread from Harihari in South Westland to Collingwood in Golden Bay.

We share courses and online teachers throughout our community and on the wider Virtual Learning Network.

The community was started in 2003 with a Ministry of Education funded, 3-year project that developed virtual classes delivered by video conference. This continues but is now supplemented with online tools (Moodle, Mahara, Adobe Connect etc.).

WestNet partnered with CantaNet in the Southern Central Divide ICT PD Cluster – commonly referred to as the SCD Blended Learning Project. Since 2010 around 30 teachers distributed across the West and Central South Island have been developing best practice in the use of online tools in class and forming a networked learning community.

The WestNet Moodle site supports eStudents and elearning communities on the West Coast and beyond.

Roll call:

South Westland Area School
Wanganui Flat Rd, Harihari
Westland High School
Hampden St, Hokitika
Greymouth High School
Main South Rd, Greymouth

John Paul II High School

10 Alexander St, Greymouth

Reefton Area School
10 Victory St, Reefton
Murchison Area School
Waller St, Murchison
Buller High School
33 Derby St, Westport
Karamea Area School
Waverley St, Karamea
Collingwood Area School

Motueka High School

Whakarewa St, Motueka

Rai Valley Area School
Currently inactive
Tapawera Area School
Currently inactive

Marlborough Girls' College

McLauchlan St, Blenheim

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.