Kia ora koutou
Thanks for reading our VLN Primary School newsletters. Our goal is to:
Connect Schools for Enhanced Learning Outcomes.
It would be great to see that Spring has Sprung! but unfortunately we are still not quite there yet. It has been an extremely busy winter term in schools around the country and also for the VLN Primary School. Although we have some interruptions with winter sports and illnesses, students are now well settled into their second semester classes and making the most of their learning opportunities.
In this newsletter we update you on the activities of our connected learners and teachers, share some of their feedback, welcome our new schools and teachers, and keep you informed on whats coming up for the VLN Primary.
Image attribution: https://www.facebook.com/heireowhanau
Recently we asked our students for some feedback. The responses overall were very positive about the challenge of their new learning and the support of their eteachers. Some of the drawbacks mentioned involved timetabling, when classes cut across break times or sports times; and occasions when technology wasn't running smoothly. Here are a few of their quotes:
How's it Going?
'I love Maori because i am learning more of my culture that i didn't know about.'
'I think French is going quite well and I'm having a blast.'
'In vln te reo MÄori its really good for me to learn my culture and its also good to learn the basic's. I think vln is good and its fun to skype people almost around the world, i've learned a few things that i did not know so yeah vln te reo MÄori is my kind of thing.'
'Very fun and challenging new experience because things in the classroom just come so easily to me and it's nice to have a challenge.'
A big thank you to all our wonderful eTeachers who have stepped up to the challenge of learning to teach online to provide these classes for our students. Kino ke koutou!