The story of the Tasmanian eSchool dates back over 90 years, with the establishment of Distance Education in the state. So, while the Tasmanian eSchool is one of Tasmania’s newest schools (2010), it has one of the oldest histories.
The Tasmanian eSchool provides an online K-10 educational program supported by face-to-face learning opportunities, to achieve curriculum diversity and to promote student engagement.
The school has a campus in the North (Rocherlea), and in the South (Howrah). Teachers develop and deliver online Australian Curriculum courses in addition to interest based short courses. Many students have individualised learning programs based around the General Capabilities (Australian Curriculum).
Students may access the eSchool's programs by either enrolment (isolation) or registration (travel, medical, psychological, pregnancy, school initiated). For further details on enrolment and registration refer to the Registration/Enrolment Criteria document.
In addition to delivering educational programs to students the eSchool provides two services to support the Tasmanian community. These include: The Hospital Schools Program in Hobart and Launceston; and the STARS Program (northern campus) which develops the social skills of students with a diagnosis of High Functioning Autism.