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Principal’s welcome


  The School of the Future

We value ... Innovation, inspiration, and inclusion.​​ Our priorities are ... Inspiring pedagogy, student engagement, effective reading and pastoral care​​​​​.


Brisbane School of Distance Education is unique in Queensland and, through our focus on “each student succeeding” and an emphasis on “innovation, inspiration and inclusion”, our students have achieved some outstanding outcomes. This is especially so considering that all of our students are off site and educated via an online digital environment.

Our students are truly inspirational. Every one of them has a special reason for being here. Distance education began as a service for isolated families, but it is now so much more! Many of our students still live in these isolated locations, but many more live in rural townships, major cities, foreign countries and everywhere in between. Some of them are chasing a sporting or artistic dream, others are travelling for an extended time with family, maintaining their education as they recover from illness, or studying a specialised subject that they love and need but their school can’t provide. They might be drawn to online learning or simply want to learn at home with you. Whatever the reason, the results are often extraordinary and our aim is that each and every student is a successful learner

My belief is that learning is grounded in relationships, so our online learning methodology ensures that students come together as a class to interact live with their teachers daily. These live group lessons ensure that students can ask questions, discuss issues, receive immediate feedback and build a relationships with their teacher and classmates.

I am excited to be leading BrisbaneSDE and the potential of this great school.

Judy Menary
Executive Principal