The NSW Department of Education and Training provides distance education programs for students in NSW. It provides eligible students with access to curriculum to meet Board of Studies requirements.
Distance education was traditionally established for students from geographically isolated areas. It now caters for a much broader group of students. NSW Distance education is provided from preschool to Year 12 for students up to 18 years of age. More information on distance education can be found here: Dubbo School of Distance Education
What subjects are students at Wilcannia Central School currently studying through Dubbo School of Distance Education, with support provided by teachers here in Wilcannia?
Stage 6 VET Information and Digital Technology
Stage 6 Industrial Technology (Graphics)
The Department also provides support for remote schools through the Access Program. The Access Program Links rural and remote schools in five geographical clusters across rural NSW to provide a shared curriculum for Year 11 and 12 students. This effectively allows individual schools to offer broader and more responsive curriculum and enables rural students to complete their secondary education at their local school without having to live away from home.
Wilvandee Access Program
Founded in 1994, the Wilvandee Access Program brought together Wilcannia, Ivanhoe and Menindee Central Schools to provide a variety of courses remotely via video-conferencing and through interschool visits. The program is based at Menindee Central School.
What subjects are students at Wilcannia Central School currently studying through the Wilvandee Access Program?
Stage 6 English Studies
Stage 6 Mathematics Standard
Stage 6 VET Hospitality
All other Stage 6 subjects are currently delivered internally by Wilcannia Central School secondary teachers.