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Brisbane School of Distance Education | Parent Fact Sheet

The Brisbane School of Distance Education offers families a different take on schooling. Is this what you’ve been looking for? Read on to find out more.

Brisbane School of Distance Education

The mission of the Brisbane School of Distance Education is to provide highly engaging learning opportunities with the success of each student at the core of everything. A philosophy of innovation, inspiration and inclusion is at the centre of all that they do. The school works collaboratively to strengthen their collective capacity with families and the broader community to enhance and progress each student’s learning and wellbeing. The priorities here are successful learners, effective partnerships, quality teaching and learning shaped by an innovative curriculum, leadership and capability.

​How does it work?

Learning takes place online. The physical campus can be found at the corner of Cavendish Road and Stanley Street in Coorparoo. The school caters for students from kindy to year 12. However, students can be ANYWHERE. It’s not just for kids who live remotely – suburban kids, kids on farms or out on the water, kids who are travelling, kids from different states or countries can kids who are in mainstream secondary schools can all participate. Teaching and administration takes part in Coorparoo and streams out all around the world. 

The school follows the Australian curriculum closely and is a high performing school in terms of NAPLAN and finishing scores. There are also vocational training and education options. 

You can find information on the curriculum of the Brisbane School of Distance Education here

Making an alternative choice

A lot of families use the Brisbane School of Distance Education for a lot of different reasons. If you are finding that you would like a different approach to education, this may well be an option that warrants further investigation.

Please head to their website to learn more. 

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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