Distance Education



4.7 from 130 reviews

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.

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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.

To find clear answers to frequently asked questions and see if distance education is a good choice for your family, please check out our Distance Education FAQ page.

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It’s school, but not as you know it

Why Parent's Choose ACC Marsden Park
Distance Education







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.

Brendan Corr


Originally a Secondary Science Teacher, Brendan is a graduate of UTS, Deakin and Regent College, Canada. While Deputy Principal at...

Luke Reifler

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 Peisley

Primary Teacher

Emily has a Bachelor of Theology and Masters of Primary teaching. She has been teaching at ACC since 2017 where she loves kids and...

Jacqueline Donaldson

Secondary Teacher

Jacqueline Donaldson is new in 2022 to the school but has been teaching since 1998. She teaches mainly HSIE and English, and part...

Kaylie Neave

Secondary Teacher

Kaylie began her teaching career teaching private music tuition. She completed a Bachelor of Music and a Masters of Education (Sec...

Olivia Gonzales

Secondary Teacher

Liv hails from a small town in the South Island of New Zealand surrounded by lots of beaches, lakes, mountains and forests. She tr...


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.

Distance education students are diverse

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.

School Fees

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

YearsChild 1Child 2Child 3Child 4+
Years K-2$1,060$1,060$1,060$0
Years 3-6$1,780$1,780$1,780$0
Years 7-8$2,550$2,320$2,040$0
Years 9-10$2,940$2,675$2,350$0
Years 11-12$5,540$5,540$5,540$0

Please note:

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.

School fees are pro rated on a term basis.

There is no splitting of school fees across multiple payers.

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