Leaders in online learning

for Primary and Secondary (Yr 0-13) schools throughout Aotearoa New Zealand

Josh - Makuri School

Student Voice

“This opportunity has been amazing, I’ve really enjoyed being able to have more control in my learning but have good support. My teacher is awesome and I love his style and how interested he is in what we have to say and who we are”

Secondary student

I have really loved having the chance to take a subject my school doesn’t offer.

Learning online was not a barrier for me. I developed some important skills in managing myself to meet deadlines. I am proud that I passed all my assessments and exams in my online subject

The feedback from my student in the programme has been really positive. She enjoys the challenge and a chance to do more outside of what she would normally do in class.

Class teacher Primary

Having the opportunity to learn about Spanish when you don’t have a teacher in your own school

Learner from Ngamatapouri School

I just like it, it feels comfortable for me like I’m in my own skin and normal and learning my own culture

Te Reo Māori Primary learner



  • Kōtui Ako | Virtual Learning Network Aotearoa Pānui May 2024

    Nau mai, haere mai ki te Kōtui Ako | Virtual Learning Network Aotearoa

    Kia ora koutou katoa, Kia orāna, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Nĭ hăo 你好, Annyoung haseyo 안녕하세요, Namaste, Assalām alaikum, Hola, Bonjour, Hallo!

    As winter approaches and Matariki nears, our team is getting ready to transition our Primary programs for Semester 2. This is our fresh start during the year when we invite schools to join us  and register their learners in our online primary programmes. Current schools are invited to renew their commitment for the second half of the year and communicate any changes. All schools, please follow the instructions in the newsletter and register early. New and returning schools are welcome to join us. Registrations are open now and close on June 24th.

    Our latest case study focuses on rural schools and features Ngamatapouri School ākonga and their teaching Principal Tracy Wizgell. They talk about their engagement with Kōtui Ako VLN, the benefits it provides both learners and teachers and share their tips for learners success.

    We are very excited to share our new website! Thanks to our team for their collaborative mahi in bringing it together, our schools for the beautiful original images, and Digital Journey for creating it. Make sure you visit our new website, and engage with our social media and you could be in the draw for some Zoom merchandise, courtesy of ConnectNZ.

    We showcase the work of ākonga in our Level 2 Photography course. They have just completed their first photography shoot for the year with exceptional photographs being presented.

    Members of our team recently attended leadership PLD hui with Networks of Expertise. This was a valuable opportunity for us to make connections across the sector and grow our skills in supporting teachers through NEX Kōtuitui. 

    Ngā mihinui

    Rachel, Amanda and the Kōtui Ako VLN team

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    Kōtui Ako | Virtual Learning Network Aotearoa Pānui May 2024