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Charleville School of Distance Education was established in 1966 as a School of the Air with radio lessons being conducted from the Royal Flying Doctor Base. Students completed their instructional papers with the help of Home Tutors and Teachers based at the Correspondence School in Brisbane.

In 1989 the school officially became the ‘School of Distance Education – Charleville Centre’ and with a new building, some refurbished older rooms, in 1991, the Charleville School of Distance Education as we know it today was established. HF radios were replaced by telephones in 2001.

Students complete units of work, participate in daily on-air lessons and communicate through email and web-based ‘classrooms’ with their peers and teachers. Students also have the opportunity to participate in face to face field events such as camps, Minischool Weeks, Cluster Musters and Swim and Sports Musters allowing for assessment, socialisation and enhanced teaching and learning.

We have a vibrant school community that strives to achieve the vision of ‘Excellence in education for all students attending Charleville School of Distance Education’. We seek to do this through the following values and beliefs:

  • Trust and Credibility
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusivity and Diversity
  • Innovation and Flexibility
  • Support and Encouragement
  • Personal responsibility
  • Commitment to lifelong learning

We are a proud State-run educational facility that has a dedicated staff and a highly supportive parent body that provides support and programs for students in rural and remote areas across Southern and South Western Queensland.