How To Join


Becoming a member of the OLC involves a financial commitment each year. In return the school has the opportunity to gain access to all of the courses that the OLC has to offer. A Memorandum of Commitment is required so that the necessary staffing and funding can be transferred. Once this has been signed by the Principal of the applying school, they become part of the Online Learning Community and the wider Virtual Learning Network.


Joining Fee (per year)

0.075 FTTE in the form of staffing, plus $2000 (+gst).


Staffing Requirement

0.2 FTTE in the form of an eteacher, or the financial equivalent for the provision of an e-teacher, to deliver a course online.


Partnership Responsibilities

Schools are responsbile for actioning in-school pastoral support for their students studying online. Each school is required to designate a staff member to act as an e-dean. The e-dean is the key liaison with the OLC e-principal, and between their students and their e-teachers.


For further information on how to join, email:, or phone: 021 027 85296


OLC e-Principals: 

Amanda King -

Sue McCarthny -

Sara Field -            

Andrew McKnight-


How it works

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