Roxburgh Area School is committed to providing senior students with opportunities that are tailored to the students’ needs and interests, thus improving achievement and engagement.
The ākonga in Year 11 to 13 are offered a wide range of NCEA subjects to choose from and some of these subjects are delivered online.
Online learning connects students with teachers and other students in New Zealand using the virtual learning network (VLN). The VLN has been, and will continue to be, an instrumental part of the senior school curriculum.
The major VLN provider is NetNZ. The Learning Centre is the hub for online learning at RAS, and for a subject taught through the VLN students are timetabled to 4 hours per week, of which 3 hours are dedicated to study and the other hour is generally used by the online teacher for virtual conferencing using various platforms.
The students are supervised by the E-Dean and teachers during study, which creates a very supportive environment. The online learning platform has helped students to improve their research skills, and become more independent and versatile learners using digital technology.