Southern Cross School of Distance Education

Providing quality distance education since 1995

About our school

Southern Cross School of Distance Education is located in Northern NSW. We provide primary and high school education for full-time, pathway and single course students who meet the eligibility criteria. Our school offers a wide curriculum through the flexibility of distance education – providing over 65 courses including seven languages.

With over 150 teachers and staff, Southern Cross School of Distance Education offers high quality education to the local and rural community. Our area spans from Tweed Heads in the North, Coffs Harbour in the South and West to Inverell.

We provide flexible learning for quality, individualised education. Students may access course materials in many ways – most of our courses accessed through Canvas (an online learning management system). We also engage students through phone lessons, videoconferencing, mini-school opportunities and teacher visits.

Southern Cross School of Distance Education also has over 20 learning hubs throughout our area where students can join a small group of students and receive support while they are completing their education.

The Distance Education Enrolment Procedures (PDF 677KB) determine a student's eligibility to enrol in distance education.

High expectations

We hold high expectations of our whole school community and believe all students can make progress in their learning.

Our teachers follow the Stronger Smarter approach. We promote:

  • high-expectations leadership
  • high-expectations classes and learning environments
  • high-expectations teacher/student relationships.