JOEL'S STORY Read transcript

When people first think about Distance Education they think about the “School of the Air”, which was a school that existed for Australian students who were living on farms without access to education.

Sixty years later we still have the same problem. Australia is a big place and we have students who live a long way from school.

We’d like to introduce you to Joel. Joel used to live in a major city and now he lives with his family in a small country town. When it comes to education Joel and his family don’t have many choices. They could commute to a tiny public school (45 minutes away) or Joel could go to a boarding school.

Neither option really works for this close-knit family. Our School of Distance Education provides a legitimate third way allowing Joel to attend school while still living with his family.