NCEA Level 1 Online Learning

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Williams


Ashburton College is part of NetNZ (netnz.org), a community of secondary and area schools who specialise in the provision of high quality online Programmes of learning for secondary age students throughout New Zealand.  This allows our students to enrol in online courses and be supported by their eTeachers using Google Hangouts or Zoom and a variety of web-based learning environments. Students might choose an online subject if they: want to take a subject Ashburton College does not offer, have a column clash, need to be more flexible with their learning or they enjoy learning online.

Each year approximately fifty Ashburton College students successfully complete an online subject through NetNZ (netnz.org).

Click the hyperlink for 2021 courses. NetNZ are also developing a new Course Hub which is accessible at https://hail.to/netnz/publication/IWfds5e

Subjects offered online in 2020, which are not offered by Ashburton College, include: French, Chinese, Korean, Samoan, Tongan, Spanish, and Social Studies.

To apply to do an Online Learning Course please make a copy of this application form and either share it with Mrs Williams, [email protected], or take it to Mrs Williams in the Library at 8.45am any day of the week.

Field trips: Dependent on subject studied.

Recommended Prior Learning

Learning online requires students to be motivated, independent and organised. They have to be able to manage an online learning environment, including a range of online tools, and learn to communicate with their e-Teachers and classmates by email, texting and Google hangouts


For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.