Subjects and programs



The eKindy program is a comprehensive ‘at home’ kindergarten program for children in the year before Prep. The program is supported by a qualified early childhood teacher and covers 15 hours of Kindergarten for 40 weeks a year (school terms only). The program aligns with the early years learning framework and the Queensland kindergarten learning guideline. The e-Kindy program is currently managed by the Brisbane School of Distance Education. Charleville School of Distance Education have teachers based in Charleville who are a part of this eKindy program and cater for students in our geographical area.

For more information contact eKindy 3727 2860 at the Brisbane School of Distance Education.

Preparatory year

The Preparatory Year (commonly known as Prep) is the first year of schooling available at Charleville School of Distance Education. View general information about Education Queensland Preparatory Program. For for more details please feel free to contact the school.

To get the most out of the prep units of work you need to be involved in your child’s learning by participating in the activities where appropriate with your child. A copy of all the units of work are also located on the Prep eLearn Course within the Learning Place.

Primary (Years 1–6)

With small classes of students for each year level, teachers are able to offer individualised programs as well as foster social interaction on-air and at field events. Students study English and Maths each day as well as work on units in Science, Technologies, Humanities, Health and PE, Languages and the Arts. They have daily contact with their teacher and peers through on-air lessons and individual contact lessons. 

Junior Secondary (Years 7–10)

The Secondary Department of the Charleville School of Distance Education offers a range of subjects and field events to students in Years 7 to 10 to best assist their learning and social development. Students become a part of the Western Alliance (a partnership between Charleville School of Distance Education, Longreach School of Distance Education and Mount Isa School of the Air) allowing them to access more specialised teachers and broaden their friendship groups.

Subjects included in the curriculum are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Technologies
  • The Arts
  • Health and PE
  • Languages other than English (LOTE)
  • Pastoral Care 'Go 2' sessions

Students work from home, but are in regular contact with their teachers and peers through daily on-air web-conferencing lessons, individual phone sessions and through the many field events structured throughout the school year.

The benefits of studying at this level with our school are:

  • Small classes
  • Low teacher/student ratio
  • Independent learning in preparation for future tertiary study
  • Balance of curriculum and extra- curricular events – For example: Multischools, Camp, Swim Muster, Sports Muster, Kick Start Conference.

For more information on the Western Alliance please visit the Mount Isa School of the Air Western Alliance page

Field events

Visit the Extra-curricular section of our website to find out more about the field events our school offers to allow our students to interact face-to-face throughout the school year.

Last reviewed 10 June 2020
Last updated 10 June 2020