School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE)

The School of Isolated and Distance Education, or SIDE, is a cutting edge online school that provides a high level of education to children needing additional flexibility and who cannot attend school in a traditional classroom setting.

Courses are available online with practical materials delivered to the home. Classes are taught in real time through engaging, two-way communications to children in primary and secondary school.

Enrolments are typically for children who:

  • are attending school full-time and are unable to attend their local public school due to geographical isolation
  • are travelling nationally or internationally with family on a long term basis
  • are enrolled in a local public school that does not offer the courses they wish to study, or where timetables do not allow them to join the classes
  • have a long term illness.