Each school affiliated to FarNet makes a commitment to provide a teacher to deliver an online course -  an eTeacher. Schools enrol students into the courses offered, with class sizes ranging from 10 - 20 students depending on demand for the subject.


The eTeacher connects with their students for a 1 hour, face-to-face, online meeting once a week, using their digital device and Zoom, a free internet-based video conferencing application. Coursework is made avaialble to students via google drive, google sites or other internet-based environments.  eTeachers keep in regular contact with their students via email, phone, or Zoom meetings, and monitor and report on their progress.


It is the key role of the eTeacher to deliver a course in a format suitable for an online environment.  This involves providing rich learning experiences both in the video conferencing environment, and via the supporting coursework.  Teachers who are passionate about their subject, have great interpersonal skills, engaging pedagogy, are well-orgainsed and have high professional standards, are well suited to online teaching.


Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide a course suitable for an online teaching and learning environment

  • To teach a 1 hour, face-to-face, online lesson each week

  • To provide suitable coursework for students

  • To engage regularly with estudents to support their learning

  • To liaise with the ePrincipal and relevant eDeans as necessary

  • To manage the administrative requirements relating to FarNet within set timeframes

  • To attend FarNet eStaff meetings

  • To engage in relevant training and support for FarNet as required


For further information relating to the roles and responsibilites of an eTeacher, view the handbook here: eTeacher Handbook.pdf



Courses we offer

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FarNet eTeachers

The current list of FarNet eTeachers:




Carolyn Alexander

Bream Bay College

Accounting Level 3

Beverley Buckland

Bream Bay College

Calculus Level 3

Lara Callachan

Rodney College

History Level 3

Maria Chabera

Pompallier Catholic College

German Level 3

John Everitt

Tuakau College

History Level 2

Sue Howes

Tauraroa Area School

Geography Level 2

Hillary Knowles

Waitara High School

English Level 3

Lata Langi

Sourthern Cross Campus

Tongan Levels 2 - 3

Nuala McCulloch

Dargaville High School

Design and Visual Communication Level 2

Kimberley Rope

Ruawai College

Hospitality Level 3

Morgan Scott

Kaitaia College

Geography Level 1

Danielle Smith

Excellere College

History Level 1

Lala Tuua

De La Salle College

Samoan Level 3

Scott Crawford

Whangarei Boys' High School

Classical Studies Level 2

Andrea Panther

Young Enterprise Trust

Young Enterprise Scheme

Justine Wootton

Onewhero Area School

Health Level 2