by Ginette Van Praag

Extension and Creative Classes

We offer classes that extend learners in Maths, Astronomy, Digital Technology, Life Skills, Web Design and Visual Art. We welcome your ideas for other programmes we can run.

Astronomy

The VLN Primary Astronomy class is an opportunity to explore the fascinating subject of space with wonderment and awe (telescope not required). 

The class promotes curiosity and inquiry, and students are encouraged to be self-directed and collaborative in their learning.

Astronomy Programme Overview


Digital Technologies and STEM

Learning about Digital Technologies will become a required teaching subject for years 1-10. This class will give your learners a head start, and will support the development of their digital fluency and computational thinking skills.

Digital Technologies Overviews


Extension Maths

This challenging programme uses word problems to build learner capacity with problem solving, analytical reasoning and abstraction. Learners should be working at Level 4+.

Maths Booster is aimed at students who are not ready to participate in the extension level class but are aiming to improve their maths skills. NZC L3

Extension Maths Programme Overviews


Future Planning - Life Skills

Students will investigate financial literacy through a variety of authentic tasks that prepare them for the future but inspire them now!  

Future Planning Curriculum Overview


Visual Art 

Students will experience Visual Art through a variety of hands-on tasks using different media and techniques like drawing, painting and digital, as they engage in activities, quizzes, and videos to learn about artists/art concepts. The lessons will be based on themes, such as ‘Portrait’, ‘Animals’ and on student input. We will also explore ‘online creative tools’!

The lessons are based on the NZ Curriculum for Visual Art and students will gradually build up a rich repertoire of ‘Art Language’ and practical knowledge.

Visual Art Programme Overview


Web Design

Students will try their hand at web design through learning, then applying, the principles of web design. Authentic design tasks help students to understand how they can develop successful sites on a number of web design platforms such as Google Sites and Wix.

Web Design Programme Overview