2021 Strategic Plan 


                                                                                                                            -2020 is Below for reference...

School Profile

Faith Christian School of Distance Education is a non-denominational, co-educational school catering for students in Years Prep to Twelve. The School opened in February 2012 to provide quality distance education under the direction of a school parent board appointed for the interests of distance students. Eight years later we have over 1500 students and 100 staff.


Faith CSDE occupies a base office at 12 Graham Street, Underwood.

School Mission/Vision

Our mission is to work with families to help students reach their God-given potential. We are partnering with parents to raise the next generation of future Godly leaders. 


Emerald to Faith CSDE currently has 1500+ students, largely based within SEQ and regional centres; MacKay, Rockhampton, Kingaroy and Toowoomba.  We also have students in isolated areas from Dalby to Charleville to Emerald and up to Far North Queensland. 

Faith CSDE Aims/Objectives


Philosophy and Values

To provide students with equitable access to quality education.

To develop confident and creative individuals and successful learners through the implementation of programs and the provision of resources required to cover and implement State and National essential learnings and syllabuses within a Christian Worldview. 

To recognise parents as first educators and the privilege we have as a school to serve our families in developing the whole child through teaching support and resource provision. To work in partnership with supportive homes and parents who realise involvement is vital for both Distance Education and Day School for student learning success.

To provide safe, nurturing and well-resourced learning environments, both physical and electronic - that are not confined to the four walls of a traditional classroom. Taking advantage of and building strong community partnerships and students who will be active and informed citizens.

To encourage the understanding of the family and home in providing a base and foundation for learning and experiences within school and community learning utilities, the wilderness, and wider social contexts.

We value the opportunity to live in a relationship with God, accepting the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ to live Christian lives following God's Word –the Bible.We value the equitable opportunity for students to fulfill their God-given potential, developing their gifts and talents through learning academic knowledge and excellence in communication skills, critical reasoning ability and love for others.

We value our School Community to enable the students to live full and active lives, encouraging proper standards of fitness, cleanliness, and purity.

We value the development of student's responsible, safe and caring behaviour. Teaching leadership and the joy in serving others - through witness, lessons and experience.

We value and endeavour to foster Christian family values and the importance of strong family relationships and interpersonal skills with others as a basis for happiness and fulfillment to become lifelong learners and active well informed citizens. 

These values are in line with the Alice Springs(Mparntwe) Declaration on educational goals for young Australians.


The School has a teaching staff of 89 (FTE), supported by 7 Teacher Aids and 35 support and administration staff.

We have teachers based in Toowoomba, North Brisbane, Mackay, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Kingaroy and South Brisbane. Each teacher is reponsible within their area for locally-based area pastoral learning support (ratio 1:40). Each locally based teacher also has a portfolio of responsible to lead, develop with a specific key learning area, subject, and/or range of grades of students.

Currently, our management structure consists of an Executive:
Principal, Administration Manager, DP Senior Studies, DP Primary Leadership, DP Special Needs & Training, DP Operations,
This is supported by our:
Head of Primary, Senior Secondary Coordinators, Area Coordinators and subject leaders.  

We also have a SAS School in Woodridge that offers quality learning arrangements for students that have been disengaged from regular school. This operation is headed by Bryce Le Petit as Lead Teacher and supported by the Principal. 

Education Programs

We have established quality academic programs while providing learning support and social opportunities through local workshops, face-to-face and online lessons with teachers (one to one and group), telephone conferencing, training for parents (online and face to face), RTO with 8 cert II and III subjects and school camps and educational trips.