Whether you are looking for the ability to be more involved in your child’s learning, more flexibility to travel, or you simply desire a Christian-centered curriculum, Faith Christian School’s learning model may be just the thing for your family!
The Distance Education model suits families for a variety of reasons. Five include:
Faith has been an absolute blessing for us as a family, enabling us to take our kids out of 9 to 3 school and bring them with us in our caravan to learn as we journey and travel together as a family on a mission for Christ. We’ve been able to incorporate the learning in the curriculum into our day-to-day living and in the places that we are exploring as we go. It’s flexible, it’s wonderful, and we encourage anyone to join!
Sulata Pop, Faith Parent
To be registered in the Education Queensland Home Education Unit, parents will need to develop a recognised (usually ACARA) program and have this approved. This involves:
Distance Education is school at home. As a Queensland-approved educational provider, the school will do all of the above for you and support you, as the Home Educator, in the delivery of lessons and in monitoring student progress.
In addition to this, Faith offers a wide variety of sport, co-curricular activities and workshops allowing for social interaction during the learning process.This partnership between the family and the school builds on solid relationship which research shows is a foundational indicator in ensuring success in education.
Each day may look different for our families in Distance Education – we have families across the state, in cities, regionally and in remote locations, each with their own needs.
We know that education begins at home. By strengthening the partnership between school and home, we equip students with the ability to grow personally, academically and most importantly, spiritually, with the support of their families.
At Faith Christian School, students can focus on their studies and take part in activities that prepare them for graduation and beyond — without the hassles of uniforms, playground issues, or a daily commute.
Our students develop resilience and character through challenging experiences including sports carnivals, local workshops, overnight camps and outdoor education, Duke of Edinburgh award, and school competitions.
Our registered teachers and Pastoral Care Team members provide teaching and general support to our students school-wide and at the regional level.
Faith Christian School of Distance Education’s pedagogical approach is based on a model of the UDL (Universal Design for Learning) approach. This approach allows for high learning expectations to be maintained with a flexible approach that considers the differentiated learning needs of students through multiple means of engagement reflected in the many and varied ways that students learn and communicate that learning.
Teaching and learning is supported by the student’s Personal Learning Plan which is created by the teacher and shared in consultation with the parents. Each student has their own personal plan which has been created in alignment with the Australian curriculum and allows for individual adjustments and differentiation as suits the student’s personal learning needs. The teaching process is a partnership with the qualified teacher and the Home Educator who facilitates learning in the home context. Part of this process includes mentoring of the Home Educator to upskill them in meeting the educational needs of their children. This is done one-to-one between the teacher and parent, online video tutorials and group mentoring sessions.
Our Christian faith unifies our teaching and non-teaching staff with one overall mission: Achieve Through Christ. While our curriculum is based on and is an approved National Curriculum, it is created by Christians and presented with a Christian Worldview.
As Home Educators, parents have direct influence in their child’s learning. Part of the ongoing communication between school and home is through the Personal Learning Plan (PLP), created for each student, which is an extension of the teacher’s unit plan.
Teachers connect with students regularly. Diagnostic testing is used to help determine students’ attainment levels and to guide teachers in selecting appropriate support for that student. Teachers work with families who experience test anxiety as required.
Faith Christian School of Distance Education is made up of a hardworking team of over 140 staff, a parent-run Board and a school community of over 1500 people.
View a list of essential equipment and books to best support your child for distance education, as well as a list of recommended equipment.
Our yearly fee schedule and associated costs, with further information on payment methods and frequency.
We’re accepting enrolments for 2023! Get in touch with our office staff for further information.