Parent resources


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BrisbaneSDE fosters genuine parent engagement, with the shared goal of maximising learning outcomes for students. The video below talks about expectations, school, student and home supervisor.


​Yea​r level parent information videos

​Year level
​Video link
Year 10

​Prep - Year 6​
​Prep - Year 6 parent  information sessions are held with each year level at the beginning of each term. Contact your teacher for more information.
​Year 7
​Year 8
​Year 9
​Year 10
Year 11​​
​Year 12

​Important contacts​

Frequently asked questions

What do lessons look like?

BrisbaneSDE operates as an online school. This means students are online (in class) between the hours of 8am and 2pm every day. Students in years 7-12 are allocated up to 4 lessons per day. Lessons are 70 minutes in duration. 

Once logged into class, students are in an online classroom (web conferencing) of approximately 15 students and the teacher. There is an interactive whiteboard and students and teachers interact in the same way they would in a regular classroom, putting up their hand, talking, messaging an​d participating in activities on the board.

Please note: Prep-Year 6 students will receive lesson advice from their class teachers once enrolled.

How does that work?

All lessons are scheduled with each student receiving a timetable. Lesson attendance is mandatory and the school must be notified of absences. In order to be successful, students must attend lessons. Students require a computer with a headset and microphone. iPads generally aren't compatible with the online classroom software.

Exams and Assignments

All student assignments are submitted online and exams are supervised by the home supervisor (in the lower grades) and in the higher grades by a nominated invigilator who meets the strict guidelines.  

Contact with teachers

Students (home supervisors in lower levels) at BrisbaneSDE are expected to be in regular contact with their class teachers. This contact could be through scheduled lesson attendance, email, telephone or other approved method. This regular contact is essential to student success.


The success of students at BrisbaneSDE relies heavily on the crucial role that the home supervisors play in supporting the supervision of the program. Students need the ongoing support of the home supervisor. Before a decision is made to engage in this program provided by BrisbaneSDE, a prospective home supervisor needs to be aware that:

  • ​the home based supervisor is responsible for supervision of student engagement in learning, in partnership with the class teacher.
  • the home supervisor respects that learning takes time and adheres to the expectation that students attend lessons comparable to a full school day.

  • the home supervisor is responsible for provision and maintenance of all equipment (computers, printers, etc.) required to engage with BrisbaneSDE.

  • the home supervisor is responsible for ensuring students meet the assessment requirements and the deadlines for submission of assessment as outlined in work rate calendars.

  • the home supervisor is required to maintain communication with the teacher by telephone, email or written communication.

  • where scheduled lessons are provided the student is expected to participate. Home supervisors are required to provide an explanation for absence from scheduled lessons.

  • adaptations to the programs may only be made in consultation with the teacher.

For more frequently asked questions, view our compiled FAQs (PDF, 535KB).

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Last reviewed 15 March 2023
Last updated 15 March 2023