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Why choose our school?

Welcome to Cairns School of Distance Education a centre for primary and secondary education that is focused on individualized learning for all students.

Our school has a proud tradition of being a supportive and caring community that delivers outstanding educational training and opportunities through innovative technologies. By choosing our school for your child’s educational needs we believe you have invested in ‘learning for the future’.

At Cairns School of Distance Education we strive constantly to develop close relationships between staff, students, families and home tutors.  We offer students the opportunity to accelerate, be challenged and to find a pathway that will ensure success.

Our engaging curriculum and dedicated staff have created a flexible teaching and learning environment where each student will not only be supported to achieve the highest levels of success of which they are capable, but will also be encouraged to develop 'Habits of Mind' so that they can be responsible, reflective, respectful and confident.

Our strong business and university links along with our community partners provide a unique range of opportunities and pathways that enriches students' development with real world experiences and connectedness.

Positive relationships between parents, students and teachers is the foundation of a supported learning environment that builds respect and allows students to be happy, to care about others and to expect great things of themselves. We offer multiples opportunities throughout the year for further learning for students, parents and home tutors.

We welcome you to our school community and a culture in which we believe that every student can thrive and excel and thank you for entrusting Cairns School of Distance Education with your child’s education.