Welcome to Distance Education with ACC Marsden Park
Thanks to digital technology, school is no longer constrained by four walls. The school of tomorrow is here today. It's called Distance Education. ACC’s Distance Education School is a legitimate option with qualified teacher support, registered curriculum and university pathways.
Our team of university-qualified and experienced teachers stretch, challenge, and grow our students’ academic abilities using technology solutions from the likes of Google for Education, Apple and Khan Academy.
Learn from anywhere
From Bondi to Broken Hill, Distance Education allows your child more flexibility with their location and school times. With a goal to complete 5 days worth of coursework each week, they can balance their personal goals and priorities by adjusting their study times. No more travelling to or from school every day.
Achieve your Learning & Lifestyle Goals
Regardless of your situation, distance education is flexible enough to make school fit with your life. If you’ve been struggling to reach your goals, completing school online could be the answer.
More Cost-Effective than Regular School
Distance education provides a great value education for parents who want more. School fees range from approximately $20 per week (in lower primary) to just over $100 per week (in senior secondary).
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What Our Families Say
ACC Distance Education (DE) suits a diversity of students. Watch a small selection of our students and parents tell their stories in these 4 videos.
It’s School, But Not As You Know It
Distance Education School is a new phenomena in Australia. Students ‘attend’ classes online, away from the Sydney school campus.
This mode of school offers students a truly unique alternative to the regular school campus experience.
This option has proven popular. The Australian Christian College Group is the largest independent distance education provider in Australia.
Distance education students work with their peers throughout New South Wales, sharing their opinions and reflecting on what they have learned in class discussions. They complete assessment tasks appropriate to the subjects, including exams, essays and multimedia projects.
Primary and high school students also have the opportunity to build friendships with students their age and discuss common interests outside of school. The distance education student community is vibrant, active and positive with lots of talk on things like computer games, sports, TV shows, movies, books and much more.
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Learn From Anywhere
With distance education, students can learn from anywhere. It’s portable, flexible and affordable.
Distance Education allows your child more flexibility with their location and school times. With a goal to complete 5 days worth of coursework each week, they can balance their personal goals and priorities by adjusting their study times.
Having said that, students cannot fall behind. They’re required to submit work following the due dates in their assessment schedule - just the same as regular school.
Meet our Teachers
Our teachers strive to build strong relationships with both parents and students. They’re also highly professional, constantly seeking to improve their teaching skills. This commitment to improvement benefits every child in our school.
Originally a Secondary Science Teacher, Brendan is a graduate of UTS, Deakin and Regent College, Canada. While Deputy Principal at...
Head of Distance Education
Luke has been a Primary School teacher in public and private schools for over 20 years and was Kids Pastor at his church for sever...
Emily has a Bachelor of Theology and Masters of Primary teaching. She has been teaching at ACC since 2017 where she loves kids and...
Emma has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary teaching (English and French) and went on to complete a Masters degree of Speci...
Esther has her Master’s in Engineering from United States and teaching accreditations from state of Texas in Mathematics. Esther i...
Jacqueline Donaldson is new in 2022 to the school but has been teaching since 1998. She teaches mainly HSIE and English, and part...
Distance Education Students Are Diverse
Distance education students are very diverse because distance education suits a wide variety of learners.
Some primary and high school students thrive as they escape frustrations with distractions, commuting times, unstable friendships and wasted time during school hours. Others have survived bullying and appreciate the respite distance education provides. Students with learning disabilities such as ADHD, auditory processing problems, autism and dyslexia benefit from the self-paced nature of distance education. Some have chosen distance education while pursuing a sporting or performing arts career. Anxiety is sadly on the rise. Anxiety levels drop when learning from home.
Students who live in remote areas often don't have many local schools and boarding school is expensive. Distance education school provides a legitimate option to these isolated families while building family connectedness.
Regardless of your situation, you will appreciate the support provided by a qualified teaching team and the ready-made learning program available through our Distance Education School.
Student Attendance at Residential Days is No Longer Compulsory
As a registered provider of Distance Education, ACC Marsden Park will continue to provide 15 residential days per year for students to attend face-to-face learning. Effective immediately, the school’s policy requirement on students to accumulate a total of 15 residential days attendance each year or be un-enrolled has been removed. Non-attendance for justified reasons can be approved by the College and will not have repercussions for students' enrolment nor will require that any make-up days be completed.
For students who do attend residentials, school sports uniform, along with a dress code and behavioural expectations that are consistent with school standards, are essential parts of residential days.
Mandatory practical and examination days still apply for some senior subjects.
A great value education for parents who want more for their children
Distance Education students in primary and high school have the opportunity to learn through our distance education courses.
The school fee is payable annually with a small discount or in ten monthly payments.
Most textbooks are included in the school fee. We require students to purchase or loan their own novels and DVD media. There will be some other costs incurred in your technology courses depending on your choice of projects.
2024 Distance Education Annual Fee Schedule
School Fees are payable as per the Fee Payment Form.
At least six term weeks notice in writing is required for withdrawal of students. Insufficient notice may result in additional fees being charged.
If you're enrolling during terms 3 or 4 these fees must be paid upfront in full upon enrollment.
School fees are prorated on a per term basis. Enrolments in the final weeks of a term will be charged that term's fees.
There is no splitting of school fees across multiple payers.
Please enter the year levels of each child you are planning on enrolling:
DE Kindy open for 2024
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