Distance Education

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Welcome to Distance Education with ACC Moreton

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. Primary and high school students ‘attend’ classes online, away from the school campus (which is located in Caboolture, an hour north of Brisbane).

Distance education 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 school in Australia.

Primary and high school students work with their peers throughout Queensland, 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.

Students also have the opportunity to build friendships with students their age and discuss common interests outside of school. The 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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Experience Real Community & Connection

At ACC Moreton Distance Education, learning goes far beyond digital textbooks and screens.
We want our students to be as socially active as they are academically engaged.

Uniquely, we provide plenty of opportunities for students to connect, but no requirement to do so.
It's the best of both worlds. Your child can do school on their terms.

Weekly live webinars

Weekly Webinars

Our Grade 7-12 students dive into interactive live webinars. These aren’t just educational; they’re a social sphere. Students collaborate, debate, and forge friendships.

Class connection over video

Class Connect

Two mornings a week, students from Prep to Year 12 gather for a video conference. We laugh, share, and connect—just like a traditional classroom.

Online clubs with varied interests

Online Clubs

Coding aficionados, budding artists, or just a group of friends. Find your tribe in clubs that cater to varied interests.

Meet in cities on connection days

Connection Days

Once a term, we meet in cities across Queensland. Whether it’s bowling or exploring museums, these are friendship-forming adventures.

Sports carnivals and basketball

Sports Carnivals

Nothing spells camaraderie like cheering your teammates on. Our athletics, swimming, and cross-country events are social high points.

Achievement awards for milestones and connections

Award Days & Formals

We honour achievements and milestones, not just in academics but in building lifelong connections.

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Camps & Trips

From North Queensland camps to the Year 7/8 Snow and Canberra Trip, these are the memories you’ll talk about for years.

Virtual celebrations for holidays and book parades

Virtual Celebrations

Celebrate Easter, dress up for a book character parade, or take part in other seasonal activities. These are shared moments that add layers to our community.

ACC Moreton Distance Education is a socially enriching environment
designed for the well-rounded growth of our students.

Distance education students wearing beanies and jackets on snow trip
Queensland Distance Education students competing in tug-of-war at athletics carnival
Happy Moreton distance education family on excursion to Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Queensland
Large group of distance education students posing for photo at ACC Moreton athletics carnival
Queensland distance education students on stage in graduation ceremony
ACC Moreton students on rope adventure course excursion listening to instructor
Distance education teacher with students on rope adventure course excursion
Queensland distance education students on snow trip sliding down snowy hill
Large group of distance education students on excursion outside Dreamworld

Learn from anywhere

With distance education, students can learn from anywhere. It's portable, flexible and affordable.

From Brisbane to Birdsville, 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.

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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.

Darren Lawson

Principal

Mr Darren Lawson is the Principal of Australian Christian College Moreton. Darren started his teaching journey as an Economics tea...

Suzanne Fraser

Deputy Principal Distance Education

Sue is a passionate educator and a lifelong learner who loves to think laterally to solve problems and create new opportunities. D...

Rhys Taylor

Head of Secondary (Distance Education)

Rhys has been with ACC-Moreton for over a decade now and held many different positions from Teacher, to Mathematics Coordinator, t...

Mandy Brecknell

Head of Primary Distance Education

Mandy is the Head of Primary. She has taught in all grades of primary school, both here in Australia and in England. Mandy loves t...

Felicity Carrett

Head of Learning Enrichment

Felicity is the Head of Learning Enrichment Distance Education at ACC Moreton. With a strong faith in Christ, Felicity believes a...

Tim Packer

Secondary Teacher

Tim has been a secondary school teacher for over 15 years, teaching in a variety of settings both within Australia and Internation...

MEET ALL OF OUR TEACHERS

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 online 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 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.

students of different ages sitting together at home completing distance education school work

Modelled on university online learning courses

We started by modelling our Distance Education School after universities that provide online learning for their students. If you're familiar with how universities do online learning you'll be familiar with how Distance Education works.

All courses have a clear starting point and end point. Students need to do the lessons in every subject per week to stay on track with their learning.

All courses use video content that is created by our school and also sourced from the best content providers on the internet. The students can pause, rewind and play a lesson until they understand the concept being taught. It's like replaying school!

Online discussions provide a great opportunity for students to engage with each other. Our teachers ask open-ended questions so students can think carefully about their response and learn to appreciate other students' point of view.

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School Fees

A great value education for parents who want more for their children

Distance Education students in Years Prep-12 have the opportunity to learn through our online 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.

QLD 2024 Distance Education Annual Fee Schedule

Year LevelsCost per student per year
Years P-2$1,030
Years 3-6$1,170
Years 7-9$1,780
Years 10-12 QCIA Course$2,025
Years 10-12 QCE Course$3,095

For Missionary, Interstate and International fees,
For technology requirements,

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.

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.

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