The home tutor (parent or governess) is responsible for the daily delivery of the education program, supervision and guidance of students.
Mount Isa School of the Air offers home tutors the opportunity to participate in a home tutor seminar which provides strategies for teaching the curriculum materials. This seminar is consolidated by a governess in-service day later in the year.
Getting started with distance education technology
There are several applications students and home tutors will need to access for distance education. Step by step guides outlining how to access these applications can be found in the following links:
Regional support services
Remote Area Family Services (RAFS)
RAFS employs a team to assist with needs that may arise with children below school age. They also assist at some of our activity days and minischools by providing a program for toddlers. For further information, contact RAFS direct on (07) 4743 8333
The north west has a regional toy library which operates from Mount Isa City Council Library. They have an extensive list of equipment that is available for all ages. Contact the toy library on (07) 4743 3555
Centrelink - assistance for isolated children scheme
This scheme helps families whose children do not hve reasonable daily access to a government school. Contact Centrelink on 132 318. Our parent liaison officer is available to provide information about applications for this scheme.
Computer subsidy - isolated students
Students enrolled due to geographical isolate or for approved medical reasons will receive a computer and internet subsidy after the first six months of enrolment. by providing this subsidy, the school expects that all students should have access to an internet enabled computer.
Volunteers for Isolated Student Education (VISE)
Retired teachers, who would like to spend time assisting isolated students with educational problems, live with families for a six week placement and provide assistance.
VISE Angels help in a respite capacity, working in a non-teach position eg household chores or care of a baby.
Travel and accommodation costs are met by the family requesting support, but no charge is made for the time of a VISE home tutor or angel - it is a completely voluntary scheme.
Contact our parent liaison officer for details of the current VISE co-ordinator.