Bourke-Walgett School of Distance Education

Isolated Yet Educated

Telephone02 6828 1374


Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Parents seeking to enroll students with BWSODE will be directed to one of several procedures that they need to follow depending on the category of enrolment.

To discuss the category and procedure that best suit your student, please contact the Principal or Assistant Principal at the Walgett Centre on 02 6828 1374 or the Assistant Principal at the Bourke Centre on 02 6872 2424.

Distance Education is available to students who:

  • are geographically isolated
  • have a medical condition that prevents them attending mainstream
  • are on extended travels for 10 weeks or more
  • are travelling overseas
  • have been recommended for distance education through their local School Education Area Office.

Our school caters for students who are residents of New South Wales.

How do I go about enrolling? The enrolment process for distance education is similar to enrolment into any NSW Public School. Along with enrolment forms, some categories may also require additional documentation and procedures. See the enrolment category links provided.

Eligibility criteria

Distance Education (DE) at BWSODE is an equity provision through the NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC). Specific details of the eligibility criteria are outlined in the document:

NSW Distance Education Enrolment Procedures 2017

Enrolment forms

Download Application to Enrol (PDF 324KB) form.

How to enrol 

Contact us when you’re ready to enrol your child in our school. You may need to attend an interview with the principal. There you can discuss any medical conditions or other special circumstances before your child starts school. We may also complete a risk assessment on the enrolment.

For more information, visit:

Download an application to enrol (PDF 5.9MB).

The application form must be completed in English. However, a translated application to enrol may help you to fill out the form in English.

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.

Distance education schools also provide single subjects for students in Years 9 to 12 to enhance curriculum choice. Please contact us for details.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.

Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT? 

Email to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150.