Brendan Carroll – Principal, Reporoa College

Brendan’s connection with the VLN began 17 years ago while working at Fiordland College with Otagonet and SILK. Brendan began with teaching Geography online and was the coordinator for distance learning. Then he moved onto Coromandel Area School (Coronet) and then Waihi College (Volcanics). Throughout this time and including now as Principal of Reporoa College Brendan has been a strong advocate for the VLN as being the way for smaller rural secondary schools to compete with their larger urban cousins for curriculum delivery. Brendan believes that the strength of the organisation was demonstrated recently with the COVID-19 pandemic response and has a definite future in the education landscape of New Zealand.