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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

New Zealand’s Correspondence School Signs Deal With Desire2Learn for Online Teaching and Learning Environment

Press Release

School signs with Desire2Learn to provide online teaching and learning environment to transform direction of the School

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, recently signed with The Correspondence School (TCS) in New Zealand to deliver the full line of product offerings within the Desire2Learn® Learning Management System (LMS). Implementation will begin immediately.

Through a rigorous, contestable RFP process, Desire2Learn was selected for its ease of use, scalability, ability to incorporate third-party and in-house systems into the online teaching and learning environment, as well as for their strong customer focus.

John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn with Mike Hollings, Chief Executive, The Correspondence School
after signing the implementation agreement at FUSION 2009

“The robust Desire2Learn platform will enable us to deliver a dynamic online program that will transform the way our students learn,” said Te Rina Leonard, acting Chief Executive, The Correspondence School. “We are looking forward to being part of the broader Desire2Learn community and are excited about networking and connecting with colleagues worldwide.”

The Correspondence School, New Zealand’s largest school, was established in 1922 to provide lessons to primary school children scattered throughout New Zealand and has grown to an enrolment of more than 22,000. Its students come from a wide range of backgrounds with diverse learning needs.

Mike Hollings, Chief Executive, The Correspondence School addressing attendees of FUSION 2009

“We are thrilled to be welcoming The Correspondence School to our growing international community of clients,” said John Baker, President & CEO of Desire2Learn. “We look forward to our partnership with TCS and supporting its vision of all students achieving their potential.”

About The Correspondence School

The Correspondence School is New Zealand’s largest school with more than 22,000 students a year, (around 14,000 students enrolled at any one time) studying full or part-time, and staff based around the country. Personalized learning programs are provided for students from early childhood to Year 13, as well as for adult learners and those with special education needs. The youngest students are just three years old, while the oldest student is 92. Most students are studying at years 9-13 (secondary level). Twenty-eight percent of the students are Māori. Students live in every part of the country as well as overseas and come from all walks of life.

No matter what the circumstances, TCS can help students learn with a program that’s based on their individual interests, needs and goals. Working closely with local communities, schools and agencies that support their students, they know that by working together they can do more to help students achieve their potential. To learn more visit

About Desire2Learn Incorporated

Desire2Learn Incorporated is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than five million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn is headquartered in Kitchener, ON, Canada with personnel located in North America, the U.K. and Australia. For more information, visit:, call 1.519.772.0325 or toll-free 1.888.772.0325 (within North America), 0808.234.6744 (U.K.) and +61 412 067 308 (Australia).


John McLeod
Director of Marketing
Desire2Learn Incorporated
519.772.0325 ext. 378
[email protected]