How it works

OLC is an online teaching and learning community
available to New Zealand secondary and area schools.
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Courses we offer

OLC member schools gain access to a wide variety
of courses provided by NZQA accredited providers.
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Enrol a Student

Any school can become an affiliated member of OLC.
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The Online Learning Community

The Online Learning Community (OLC) is highly successful community of New Zealand Secondary Schools, from across New Zealand, who reciprocate to provide quality teaching and learning opportunities for their students in the an online environment.


Affiliated schools can offer their students a wide range of curriculum areas, courses and subjects, all based on the New Zealand Curriulum and NCEA qualifications.


The OLC belongs to a larger New Zealand online learning community - the Virtual Learning Network (VLN) - which gives schools access to over 100 courses, enabling them to more successfully meet the learning needs of their students.

Anywhere Anytime


A personal digital device (with inbuilt camera and microphone) and reliable internet access, are the only technical requirements. Students connect to their online, face-to-face lesson with their e-teacher, using ZOOM, a free, internet accessible application. Once downloaded on their device, students connect to their online lesson at the specified day and time, using the unique ZOOM meeting link or ID number.


Weekly lessons are also recorded by the e-teacher and shared with the class, so that students can review the lesson at any time. If a student misses a particular lesson, they can view the recording at any time and carry out the necessary coursework throughout the week.

STUDENT Feedback

Young Enterprise and the OLC 2023

The Online Learning Community (OLC) is continuing its partnership with Young Enterprise New Zealand in 2023.  

The Young Enterprise Scheme is now available to any secondary school student from anywhere within New Zealand through the Online Learning Community.  


Students will be taught by a specialist Young Enterprise teacher, who will deliver the course via Zoom video conference, along with access to digitally curated coursework.


Students will be supported via a highly successful, well-established, professional online learning community.


Programme details:  YES 2023

Registration:  $35.00 (payable to Young Enterprise NZ)

Commencement date:  Thursday 10 February

Schedule: Weekly Zoom meetings every Thursday, 10:00 - 11:00am

Enrol Today:  Enrolment e-form