Parent/carer - Year 5
My son took his ICAS in English and Mathematics last term and his results in English were really good. He scored a distinction and the report said he was among the top 2% of Year 5 participants in Australia. I wanted to thank you and his teachers for helping him achieve that. He was completely new to the Australian schooling system when he started his learning at SDEPS and had he not had help and guidance from you, he wouldn't have been able to do this well. You helped him grow in confidence and skills, and he wanted to share his moment of joy with you.  As you probably realized, he is quite the fan of his Yr 5 SDEPS teacher!
-23 October, 2020

Parent/carer - Stage 2 - Overseas
I just want to say a HUGE thank you very much for your help with my daughter's schooling during these tumultuous few months. 
We are fine over here and she has flourished with her learning with Sydney Distance Education Primary School. 
It has been an amazing experience and the teachers have been a wonderful support for us overseas. She has met students from all over the world which has been an exciting experience for her and she always looks forward to her online meetings each week.

Parent/carer - Year K, 2, 4 and 5 - Overseas

I know, from experience, that people tend to only give feedback when it is negative - but I would like to give you some positive feedback!
Every time I have had cause to deal with any of the SDEPS teachers (or with any of the office staff for that matter), they have been unfailingly helpful and responsive. Just two recent examples: I asked Elisabeth for an urgent copy of a school report, and she had it to me within minutes; I asked John last night for two booklets that were missing from my daughter's workfile, and I woke up this morning to find them in my email inbox. Last term, the children's teachers and the IT department were also consistently quick to respond to any queries.

Anyway, I just wanted you to know that all the SDEPS staff are an absolute pleasure to deal with, and we are very appreciative of this.

Please pass on our thanks to them.

-20 May, 2020

Parent/carer - Year 1 - Overseas Europe

Thank you for explaining the workload. We've really appreciated all of your assistance over the year, as you've always been prompt to reply to any queries we've had and have been very helpful.

- 9 November, 2019

Parent/carer - Kindergarten - Medical NSW

We really appreciate all the support from your side for teaching Azaan as it has been very very helpful and useful for Azaan. Although he could not attend school but still he had learned a lot specially during the time with you and Ms. Rebecka and we would really like to thank you for all the support and guidance from your side. Once again we really Thank Ms. Rebecka as Azaan has achieved a lot during the time he has been under your guidance.

-28 October, 2019

Parent/carer - year 2 - Traveller 

Thank you for all the help and we appreciate how well organised all the staff are at SDEPS. Please pass our thanks to the team. It has made continuing our son's education a lot easier.

- 25 September, 2019

Parent - year 1 - Overseas Europe

Thank you and the whole stage 1 team for supporting our family during the last two terms away from school and for making this even possible. This was a very unique and insightful experience for all of us.

- 14 October, 2019

Parent/carer - year 1, year 3, year 6 - Overseas Singapore

SDEPS has put a fabulous programme together to support children outside of the school setting.

-16 September, 2019

Parent/carer - year 2 - Traveller

Many thanks to you and all the Stage 1 teachers for your guidance and feedback over the last twelve months. It is a year Adele will never forget.

-24 September, 2019

Parent/carer - year 2 - Traveller

We are so pleased that we chose you guys to help school Bailey. We are very, very happy. 

-24 September, 2019

Parent/carer - year 2, year 4 - Traveller

Thank you SDEPS for your planning, marking and support for the girls’ education.

-16 September, 2019

Parent/carer - year 3, year 5 - Overseas Denmark

We have thoroughly enjoyed the quality of the education you have provided.

-20 September, 2019

Parent/carer - year 2 - Traveller

I just wanted to thank everyone for the amazing opportunity and experience long distance has given us and I can see how it has really helped Claudia build confidence as well as really focusing on some areas she was struggling with. Many thanks.

-16 August, 2019

Parent/Carer - years 5 and 3 - Overseas UK 

Thank you for all SDEPS help in facilitating what has been an amazing six months of learning for my family; we are so grateful for the flexibility SDEPS enrolment has afforded us to travel and not have to be enrolled in a school in one place in the UK. I should also mention that I am delighted to see that after six months of SDEPS, even with doing 3 condensed days of schoolwork instead of 5 per week, academically the girls are much stronger than they were when they started! One of the joys of low student-to-teacher ratios, good learning programs and lots of feedback. Thank you all very much from all of us!

-16 September, 2019

Parent/carer - year 2, year 4 - Overseas Hong Kong

To all the wonderful SDEPS staff, we are so grateful for your support and care over the past few years. You have enriched our boys (Callum and Conway) so deeply and prepared them beautifully for their new schools. Thank you

-16 September, 2019

Parent/carer - year 1 - Traveller/student with Additional Learning and Support Needs

I would like to thank you for all of the attention you have given to him over the past two terms. You have made this a wonderful experience for him and our whole family. Dylan was so enthusiastic about making the Spartacus movie that he has taken his new movie-making skills and is making another movie about the Dinosaur stampede we have just visited at Winton. He wanted to send it to his old school in Wyoming as it is something he told them about before we left. (If you like, I will send it to you too when he is finished, as soon as I can anyway). Thanks again for everything. 

-16 September, 2019

Parent/carer - Kindergarten - Traveller

Thank you for all the work the teachers at SDEPS have done for us. The kids really enjoyed the units of work and the support that we have received is next level.

-16 September, 2019

Parent/carer - year 2 - Traveller

Thanks for all your wonderful feedback and guidance over the year Adele has been enrolled at SDEPS.

-16 September, 2019

Parent/carer - Stage 3

We just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for the wonderful work all the staff are doing at your school and we feel privileged to have been a part of it. Our children have both enjoyed their schooling very much and our travels have been made so much smoother with your supportive team at SDEPS. 
We hope you keep up your excellent work and that all your students and families appreciate it as much as we do.

Parent/carer - Stage 2

Thank you for your lovely email regarding the boys. Freddie is really taking onboard all your feedback and is becoming accountable for his learning. I think having both boys doing the same units has really helped as the three of us can all discuss questions and read the books together. They are really enjoying the unit on George's Marvellous Medicine especially the section on scanning the text. Both trying to be the first to show me where the answers are in the chapters.

Parent/carer - Stage 2 - Overseas Traveller

To all of the wonderful teachers and staff at SDEPS, we can't thank you enough for the amazing level of care provided to our daughter this year. 
Your program, course and feedback has exceeded our expectations and truely helped her grow and blossom. The dedication to her growth has really made a difference. 
I can't speak highly enough of our experience at SDEPS. 

Parent/carer - Stage 3

I appreciate your efforts and I am so glad I had the chance to be part of your school. It was an amazing experience. The content was extensive and comprehensive. Fantastic. We will miss you guys. The teachers have given great feedback.. none that I have experienced from any other school. 

Parent/carer - Stage 3 

Her time with SDEPS has played a vital role in her recovery in isolation and has offered her so much more than academic strengthening. We are very grateful for such a wonderful program.

Parent/carer - Stage 3 

Thank you for your hard work over the 12 months that the girls have been enrolled. We have truly appreciated the efforts that SDEPS puts forth in taking care of your students. We feel the girls will be in good stead when they return to their local school with the level of schoolwork and projects that they have carried out whilst being enrolled in SDEPS. The work was challenging and pushed them to do more than they would possibly have done in a classroom environment.

Parent/carer - Stage 3

You have genuinely made a difference to their progress this year and we feel very lucky to have had such wonderful support and direction from you. Thank you so much for all your hard work and wonderful feedback. 
You have been an absolute life saver and I would be more than happy to highly recommend the school to anyone in the future.

Parent/carer - Stage 2

A big thank you to all at SDEPS for supporting Ruby and Max’s learning over the past 5 months and for the high quality learning opportunities and experiences you provided. We’re confident they will return to school well equipped and will not have been disadvantaged in any way due to their absence. We can’t speak highly enough of the SDEPS program and will be happily spreading the word about the great service you provide.

Ruby - Stage 3 

I thoroughly enjoyed my time learning with SDEPS. There was always a variety of high quality learning tasks, not just mindless work designed to keep me busy. I really appreciated the almost instant, personalised feedback I received from my teachers. It helped me to set personal goals and improve my results.

Max - Stage 2 

I liked learning with SDEPS. There was always lots of fun things to do like bird watching and making puppets. I was even still able to complete the Premiers Sporting Challenge! I learnt how to organise my time and follow a plan so that all my work was completed on time. I think the feedback from my teachers helped improve my learning. 

Parent/carer - Stage 2 - Travelling GAT Student

We are very grateful for the wonderful teachers at SDEPS that Lani has had over the past 3 years and would like to thank you very, very much for all of your assistance this year. 

Parent/carer - Stage 2 - Travelling Student with ALSN

We have had a wonderful experience with Sydney Distance Education and I just wish this was offered as an alternative to attending a school in a fixed location. Lilli has excelled in this wonderful program and with dedicated teachers, it is an amazing way to teach children. 
I am hoping that when our bus is eventually finished, we will be able to continue in this program with Lilli to the full two years allowed in this program. 
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Sarah and Amelia for making Lilli’s time at Sydney Distance Education such a joy. 
Thank you once again 

Parent/carer - Stage 1

SDEPS gave my family the freedom to travel around England for six months and the confidence that they were continuing their Primary School learning. We were grateful for their provision of quality learning resources through an excellent technology system, the CANVAS app, which allowed me to submit completed units of work using only my iPhone. Their teachers provide very helpful feedback which is actually more detailed than that which my girls normally receive at school, and the Maths units of work in particular came with such detailed instructions and examples that my daughter gained significant confidence in Maths. The teachers adjusted the level of work to suit my daughter's needs, ensuring that they receive sufficient challenge where needed and sufficient support where needed. I appreciated their professional communication as well as their flexibility when we had weeks that we were travelling and needed to adjust the units of work to allow time for all the other travel-related learning my daughters were doing. Overall they had an amazing six months and learnt a huge amount; big thanks to SDEPS for making that possible.