Closing the gap for all rural students

ACCESS ALL AREAS: Calrossy is offering distance education, giving isolated families more choice when it comes to the future of their children.
ACCESS ALL AREAS: Calrossy is offering distance education, giving isolated families more choice when it comes to the future of their children.

One school in northern NSW is helping bridge the learning gap for remote students by providing two options for parents looking at education choices for their child.

Calrossy Anglican School, in Tamworth, has been delivering quality education for more than 100 years and has a rich history of boarding.

Now the innovative school is also offering distance education, giving isolated families more choice. eCalrossy is a new distance education program, providing an alternative to boarding.

It has been designed for students where boarding is not yet an option, or they have extra-curricular commitments or social anxieties that make boarding difficult, be it a working farm, sport, of they aren't quite ready to leave home.

In the program, students are provided with the technology and learn in a supported, connected environment alongside other students studying the same way.

Students get to know their classmates from the comfort of home while developing interpersonal skills and like-minded relationships. At the same time they have access to the quality education of Calrossy.

eCalrossy starts next year taking boys and girls into year 7 and expanding to years 8 and 9 over two years, with a pathway to boarding in the senior years.

Calrossy has just spent close to $1 million on a refurbishment of several boarding sites, with more to come.

For more information, visit calrossy.nsw.edu.au

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